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Prevent Costly Overfills and Leaks- Krueger Sentry Gauge

Diesel fuel leak closes UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall

Posted: 12/11/2011 11:03:22 AM PST
Updated: 12/11/2011 09:31:07 PM PST
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A university employee posts a warning sign by Strawberry Creek after a diesel fuel spill closed…

BERKELEY — Emergency crews from five different agencies spent Sunday cleaning up a diesel fuel leak that closed UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall and seeped into nearby Strawberry Creek.

A pump valve failure for a diesel fuel storage tank for an emergency generator in the basement of Stanley Hall is being blamed for 1,700 gallons of fuel leaking into the basement and eventually into Strawberry Creek and the San Francisco Bay, according to university spokeswoman Janet Gilmore.

A campus police officer noticed an odor of diesel fuel coming from Strawberry Creek around 7 p.m. Saturday, Gilmore said. After an investigation, employees from the Office of Environment, Health and Safety discovered the leak and closed the building, which is the largest research building on campus and home to the university’s bioengineering department.

The leak was contained by 9 p.m. Saturday but an unspecified amount of fuel seeped into Strawberry Creek through pumps in the basement of Stanley Hall.

The emergency generator tank needs to constantly hold enough gas to power the building for 24 hours should there be an emergency, Gilmore said. It’s regularly tested to be sure it’s working, and as those tests use fuel, a dedicated storage tank sends the generator a top-off.

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If the tank was equipped with our simple Overfill Alarm, this spill would have been detected sooner or possibly avoided altogether.  A 110 DB alarm would have signaled a problem, and helped to bring attention to the equipment failure.

To see more about the Krueger Sentry Gauge Overfill Alarm and it’s variations, visit our site.

http://www.ksentry.com/alarm.htm

-Lee Geurts

Sight Gauge Overview Part 1 -Standard Therma Gauge

Therma Site Gauge 1This is the standard Therma Gauge Model designed to measure liquid level.  The base construction for this sight gauge is galvanized wetted rods with HDPE Floats and an Aluminum Bushing.  Other options are available for increased compatibility with various liquids.

This mechanical gauge is custom made in house to fit your tank.  Our flexible production process allows for custom sizes that range from 6 inches to 144 inches in total length.  We can also customize the level indicator to accommodate for double walls and pipe risers.  For more info on sizes, see the Sight Gauge Order Help

Standard Sight Gauge construction of materials works great as:
  • Diesel Fuel Gauge
  • Gasoline Gauge (for longer life add the Glass Calibration.  Increases resistance to fumes and heat.)
  • Fuel Oil Gauge
  • Motor Oil Gauge
Visit the Standard Therma Gauge web page for more info and documentation.
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