Posts Tagged ‘Leak detection’

Say Goodbye to the Cork Floats

NO MORE CORK Floats on our Leak Gauges.  

Krueger Sentry Gauge has a newly designed HDPE Plastic Float that is going to be in use on all of our Leak Gauges moving forward regardless of gauge size.  In the past, the only float available for our larger leak gauges was a poly coated cork.  This cork presented several problems in the field, especially since the advent of some of the new fuel blends.

Now we have a newly designed, oversized, plastic float that has enough buoyancy to float even our largest Leak Gauges.

This news is especially important for our Florida customers, where the FDEP would not allow the use of Cork.  The new plastic float is now the standard material on all interstial leak detection gauges.

The new floats have not affected pricing either.  As you know, we pride ourselves on our products being manufactured in the USA.  Not only that, but we also source all of our components from US manufacturers. This policy has not changed with our new plastic floats, which are sourced and manufactured in the USA.

As always, Simple, Durable, Inexpensive, Easy to Use.

(also pictured with the new Solid Glass Top Option.)

Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

Inspectors from the state Department of Environmental Resources are ramping up efforts to find unregistered fuel storage tanks, as one local farmer discovered when he was recently fined by the DEP because he had not obtained a permit for his 8,000-gallon tank.

Why the increased scrutiny?

According to DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday, there was no one specific instance that sparked the agency’s actions to seek out unregistered fuel tanks.

“This is something that the department has been aware of for some time,” Sunday said, “and with the winter months coming up, we wanted to get everyone on board.”

The DEP’s effort, Sunday said, “is to make sure we register both in-ground and above-ground tanks that are not currently registered.”

So in October, DEP sent letters to 1,172 fuel oil providers across the state asking them to help find unregistered tanks. Fuel distributors are required to ask the tank owner to provide a DEP-issued registration certificate before any fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel or kerosene) can be placed in the tank.

“If the distributors deliver product to an unregistered storage tank, they are also liable for any damages” that may occur if fuel escapes from a leaky tank, Sunday said.

If DEP is not aware of unregistered tanks, it cannnot conduct routine inspections on them and the tanks could pose a threat to the environment if the tank or its pipes fail.

Pennsylvania DEP is ramping up it’s AST regulations.
First off, be sure your tank is registered:
Once your tank is registered, you need to be sure that you pass regular inspections.

On page 6 of this last document, references are made to Overfill Prevention Equipment as well as Leak Detection Equipment.  Krueger Sentry Gauge offers inexpensive solutions in both cases.

Lee Geurts

Krueger Sentry Gauge Company

Overfill Prevention and Leak Detection Regulations

As most of you know, regulations on above ground storage tanks are getting more strict.  Krueger Gauge has gotten some third party testing done on our Therma Tank Level Gauge and our Overfill Alert Gauge.  The results have gotten us approved by Florida (FDEP) as an overfill prevention device on above ground storage tanks.   We have not been informed at this point that we need any special approvals for other states, but you should check with your local governments for info on this.  Special Documents are and ordering instructions are required for you to comply with some of these overfill regulations.

Also, some time ago, we were approved as a Leak detection gauge on double wall storage tanks in Florida as well.  The documents documents for this are as follows.

For more information or product documents, please visit our website.

Lee Geurts

Official Liquid Level Gauge Website -Krueger Gauge