PEI publishes recommended practices for overfill testing


The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has published recommended practices for overfill testing.

The document is titled ‘Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities.” It was written to provide a concise summary of general guidelines for the inspection and testing of leak detection, release prevention and overfill prevention equipment at underground storage tank (UST) facilities, the Institute said.

The document was written by the PEI Overfill, Release Detection and Release Prevention Equipment Testing Committee. Don Gilson of Gilson Environmental LLC served as committee consultant. The committee considered information from published and unpublished sources provided by equipment suppliers, experienced testing contractors, UST owners/operators and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ).

Members of the Committee include Ed Kubinsky, Crompco, LLC; Scott Boorse, Wawa, Inc.; Danny Brevard, Accent Environmental Services; Jim Brown, Belshire Environmental Services; Brian Derge, Tanknology; Lorri Grainawi; Steel Tank Institute; Brian Harmon, Tait Environmental Services, Inc.; Kevin Henderson, Kevin Henderson Consulting, LLC; Jim Howard, Hess Corporation; Ron Kingsbury, UST Services Corporation; Paul Miller, U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency; and Steve Purpora, Purpora Engineering; GEA, Inc. Kubinsky serves as committee chairman.

The new document is identified as RP1200.  The single-copy price of the document is $40 for PEI members and $95 for nonmembers.

Other recommended practice documents by PEI currently in print include: Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (RP100); Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor-Vehicle Fueling (RP200); Installation and Testing of Vapor-Recovery Systems at Vehicle-Fueling Sites (RP300); Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (RP400); Inspection and Maintenance of Motor Fuel Dispensing Equipment (RP500); Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Tanks (RP600); Design and Installation and Servicing of Centralized Fluid-Distribution Systems at Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (RP700); Installation of Bulk Storage Plants (RP800); Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems (RP900); Installation of Marina Fueling Systems (RP1000); and Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (RP1100).

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Founded in 1951, PEI comprises more than 1,600 companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of equipment used in the petroleum and energy handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI’s headquarters are in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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