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Need Help Knowing What to Test and When? - UST Training

May 7, 2019

Hi Class A/B UST Operator:

Are you confused about what to do and when regarding testing the equipment on your UST system? You’re probably not alone. Use this handy table to figure out which device needs testing and when. This table combines both the “older” UST rules plus some new ones your state UST agency probably recently adopted.

Disclaimer: Know that some states are more strict than Federal law so check with your local UST agency if you have questions. For instance, exactly which sumps must be tightness tested depends on what state you are in and what date mandatory sumps went into effect. Also, states vary as to who can actual perform each test. Again, check with your UST agency for details.

So…

If you have a/an: And you use it for: Then you need to: Every:
Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) Performing monthly 0.2 GPH release detection Have the ATG certified and function test floats and probes Year
Double-Walled Interstitial Tank Performing monthly interstitial monitoring for tanks Ensure the console is working properly and connected to sensors Year
Double-Walled Interstitial Piping Performing monthly interstitial monitoring for piping Ensure the console is working properly Year
Function test sensors Year
Visually inspect all sumps Year
Tightness Test all applicable sumps 3 years
Automatic Line Leak Detector Continuously looking for 3 GPH leak in pressurized piping Function test it by leak simulation Year
Spill Bucket Meeting spill prevention requirements Have it tightness tested 3 years
Automatic Shut Off Device (flapper) Meeting overfill prevention requirements Have it function tested 3 years
High Level Alarm Meeting overfill prevention requirements Have it function tested 3 years
Ball Float Valve Meeting overfill prevention requirements Have it function tested 3 years

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