Testing a fuel system is often required in order to meet tank and line leak detection prevention regulatory requirements.
Testing the system can also provide peace of mind that the system is working as originally designed, and preventing unwanted petroleum releases into the environment. Depending on the specific design of the fuel system, and how the owner/operator is satisfying regulatory compliance requirements, testing can be a critical part of compliance program. Cathodic protection systems require testing to prove the system is still operating and protecting the steel system correctly. Line leak detectors (LLD) and impact valves may need annual testing to ensure proper operation. The revised federal regulations released by the EPA in 2015 are requiring triennial tests on spill containers and containment sumps by fall of 2018. Failing tests can lead to subsequent component repairs or replacements.
Due to the vast amount of spill containers and containments that require initial testing by fall of 2018, we are recommending to begin as soon as possible. Test failures should be addressed and corrected prior to the 2018 deadline.
To request a professional opinion on your existing fuel system and to obtain any voluntary or compliance driven test cost proposals, please Contact Us.