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Underground Storage System

1st Edition

By H. Kendall Wilcox

CRC Press

240 pages

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Hardback: 9780873710459
pub: 1987-07-01
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Here is the first book to deal with underground storage tanks and pipes-designed for beneficial use by anyone involved with leak detection and monitoring of underground storage systems. Underground Storage Systems gives a complete overview of how to detect a release, what equipment is required-and currently available, and how that equipment can be implemented effectively. In addition, it reviews the different techniques available to monitor an underground storage system and how to integrate these techniques to achieve a comprehensive monitoring program.


"If you're an owner/operator of an underground storage system and need a readable, to-the-point reference on detecting and monitoring leaks, this is the book."

—The Hazardous Waste Consultant

"Environmental professionals should find this book of value as a current and concise leak detection manual."

—The Hazardous Waste Consultant

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW. Purpose. Types of Underground Tasks. Types of Pipe and Pumping Systems. Types of Regulated Substances. Types of Release Detection and Monitoring Systems. INVENTORY MONITORING. Regulatory Requirements. Factors Affecting Inventory Monitoring. Inventory Monitoring Techniques. EXTERNAL TANK RELEASE DETECTION AND MONITORING. Contaminant Transport. Release Detection Techniques. Release Monitoring Systems. Secondary Containment Monitoring. IN-TANK LEAK DETECTION METHODOLOGIES. Basic Principles of Tank Testing. Variables in Volumetric Testing. Nonvolumetric Testing. Continuous In-Tank Monitors as Leak Detectors. Interpretation of Results. How to Use This Information to Reduce the Risk of a Bad Test. PIPING RELEASE DETECTION AND MONITORING. Pressure Monitoring. Tightness Testing. External Sensing Systems. Containment Technologies. APPENDICES. INDEX. 213 pp., 1987, ISBN 0-87371-045-2.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical