Issue Date:  August 7, 2002
Revision Date: December 21, 2005

Varec, Inc. 
(originally listed as Coggins Systems, Inc. and later as Endress + Hauser Systems and Gauging)

 FuelsManager with MTS Magnetostrictive Probe

 AUTOMATIC TANK GAUGING METHOD

Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 95.1% and PFA = 2.7%.
Leak Threshold 0.13 gph.
A tank system should not be declared tight if the test result indicates a loss or gain that equals or exceeds this threshold.
Applicability Gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, fuel oil #4.
Tank Capacity Maximum of 75,000 gallons.
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full.
Waiting Time Minimum of 7.3 hours between delivery and testing.
Minimum of 2 hours between dispensing and testing.
There must be no delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 24 hours.
Test data are acquired and recorded by systemís computer.
Leak rate is calculated from the average of subsets of all data collected.
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
Temperature Average for product is determined by 5 temperature resistance detectors (RTDs).
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress.
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.238 inch.
Minimum detectable change in water level is 0.017 inch.
Water level in tank should not exceed 2 inches.
Calibration Probe must be checked and, if necessary, calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
Comments Not evaluated using manifolded tank systems. Therefore, this certification is only applicable when there is a probe used in each tank and the siphon is broken during testing.
Tests only portion of tank containing product.
As product level is lowered, leak rate in a leaking tank decreases (due to lower head pressure).
Consistent testing at low levels could allow a leak to remain undetected.
EPA leak detection regulations require testing of the portion of the tank system which routinely contains product.

 

Varec, Inc.

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

5834 Peachtree Corners East

Tel:  (816) 443-2494

Norcross, Ga 30092

Date of Evaluation:  04/21/99

Tel:  (770) 447-9202

 

 

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