Date: November 22, 1995
Revision Date: March 10, 2000
ETM, X-76 ETM-4X (Magnetostrictive Probe)
TANK GAUGING METHOD
rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99.96% and PFA = 0.044%.
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 95.34% and PFA = 4.66%.
gph for leak rate of 0.2 gph.
0.05 gph for leak rate of 0.1 gph.
A tank system should not be declared tight if the test
result indicates a loss that equals or exceeds this threshold.
diesel, aviation fuel, fuel oil #4.
Other liquids with known coefficients of expansion and
density may be tested after consultation with the manufacturer.
of 15,000 gallons.
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full for leak rates of
0.2 and 0.1 gph.
Tank must have minimum product height of 12 inches or
be 14% full, whichever is higher, when leak threshold
is set at 0.049 gph (PD = 95% and PFA = 5%).
of 2 hours between delivery and testing for leak rate
of 0.2 gph.
Minimum of 8 hours between delivery and testing for leak
rate of 0.1 gph.
There must be no dispensing or delivery during waiting
of 4 hours.
Test data are acquired and recorded by system's computer.
Leak rate is calculated from data determined to be statistically
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
for product is determined by a minimum of 1 resistance
temperature detector (RTD).
be used to detect water ingress.
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.947 inch.
Minimum detectable water level change is 0.0254 inch.
and probe must be checked and, if necessary, calibrated
in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
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
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
X76ETM-4X console has different housing which allows
it to be mounted outside.
require at least one test per month after routine product
delivery or when the tank is filled to within 10% of
the highest operating level of previous month. If the
0.1 gph test is used as a tank tightness test there
must be no water present in the backfill (groundwater
must be below the bottom of the tank), the tank must
be equipped with an overfill protection device, and
the product level in the tank must be at the overfill
protection device set point. Local agency pre-approval
is required. To use the 0.1 gph test as a monthly option
see title 23 CCR Section 2643 (b)(2).