Release Detection for Underground Storage Tanks and Piping: Straight Talk on Tanks

January 4, 2022

Here’s an updated version of the famous original that dates back to the 1990s. This booklet helps Class A/B UST operators understand the different leak detection methods for UST systems.

(EPA 510-K-20-002). August 2020.

This booklet provides easy-to-understand descriptions of several release detection methods for tanks and piping, as well as explanations of the regulatory requirements for release detection. Release detection methods include: secondary containment with interstitial monitoring, automatic tank gauging, continuous in-tank leak detection, statistical inventory reconciliation, tank tightness testing with inventory control, manual tank gauging, groundwater monitoring, vapor monitoring, and release detection for underground piping.

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