A guide to the entire process of installing and managing underground storage tanks, with a focus on preventing leaks, and what to do if a leak occurs.


Engineers, designers and managers of underground storage tanks.

Table of Contents

Part I û Leak Prevention 1. Introduction Background Factors Affecting Leak Prevention 2. Conclusions 3. Recommendations 4. Description of Underground Storage Tank Systems Tanks Piping Accessories Secondary Containment Discussion 5. Design and Engineering Practices Properties of Products Mechanical Forces Corrosion Materials of Construction Codes and Standards State and Local Regulations Discussion 6. Installation Techniques Tank Installation Secondary Containment System Installation Piping and Accessories Installation Discussion 7. Operating Practices and Guidelines Overfill Prevention Transfer Spill Prevention Vapor Recovery Systems Leak Detection Discussion 8. Corrective Actions Inspection Maintenance and Repair Retrofitting Tank System Closure Discussion References Appendix: Corrosion Prevention Corrosion Processes Factors That Affect External Corrosion in USTS Internal Corrosion Factors Corrosion Prevention References Part II û Corrective Action Technology 1. Introduction 1.1 Background 1.2 Objective 2. Underground Storage Tank Design 2.1 Types of Underground Storage Tanks 2.2 Failure Modes 3. Leak Detection and Environmental Assessment 3.1 Tank Monitoring 3.2 Contaminant Migration


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© 1988
William Andrew
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About the author

A.C. Gangadharan

Affiliations and Expertise

Foster-Wheeler Corporation, IL, USA