Issue Date: November 22, 1995
Revision Date: June 24, 2002

(originally listed as Gilbarco Environmental Products and later as Marconi Commerce Systems)

EMC Environmental Management Console
EMC Basic Monitoring System Tank Monitors 2.1, 3.1,
PAO265XXX0000 (Same as Veeder-Root Model 8473)
(Magnetostrictive Probe)


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99% and PFA = 0.1%. 
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 99% and PFA = 1%.
Leak Threshold 0.093 gph for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
0.071 gph for leak rate of 0.1 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.
Tank Capacity Maximum of 15,000 gallons. 
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
Tank must be minimum 95% full for leak rate of 0.1 gph.
Waiting Time Minimum of 8 hours, 18 minutes between delivery and testing for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
Minimum of 8 hours, 15 minutes between delivery and testing for leak rate of 0.1 gph. 
Minimum of 30 minutes between dispensing and testing. 
There must be no delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 2 hours for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
Minimum of 3 hours for leak rate of 0.1 gph. 
Test data are acquired and recorded by system's computer. 
Leak rate is calculated from the difference between the first and last data collected. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
Temperature Average for product is determined by a minimum of 5 thermistors.
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. 
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.544 inch. 
Minimum detectable change in water level is 0.027 inch.
Calibration Thermistors and 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.



Evaluator:  Midwest Research Institute

125 Powder Forest Dr.

Tel:  (816) 753-7600

Simsbury, CT 06070-2003

Date of Evaluation:  05/14/93, 03/14/95

Tel:   (860) 651-2700  






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