Tank monitors are programmed to go into alarm if anything is not as it should be with a storage tank system. All alarms should be addressed immediately.
New tank or piping installations or upgrades of 10 feet or more are required to have secondary containment. Liquid sensors are a continuous and convenient monitoring method. However, they can easily be rendered useless if not installed correctly.
Class C UST Operators are often the first line of response in emergency situations. When their training is complete, each operator should have a basic understanding of these four topics.
Owners and operators are required to report a suspected release within 24 hours. In addition, they should immediately takes steps to respond to the release and minimize the impact.
New EPA regulations require that release or "leak" detection equipment be tested at least annually. Three methods of testing have been approved by the EPA.
Owners and operators aren’t powerless in stopping a release, spill, or overfill from occurring. With cleanup costs averaging $130,000 nationwide, now is the time to implement an effective preventative maintenance program.
Underground storage tank owners and operators are required to maintain records that pertain to their system.
Drive plates, or lids, protect tank components from traffic, liquid, and debris. They should be properly maintained and inspected every time a spill basin or sumo is accessed.