Posts Tagged ‘Overfill’

Level Gauge Web Store Tutorial

Following up the announcement of our new web store, I would like to draw your attention to this video.  I go thru the process of ordering a custom liquid level gauge using our new store.   It is a short tutorial that shows the general functionality of the custom gauge configurator.

Direct Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otrIbvM99gU

Link to our new level gauge store here.

New Home Heating Oil Tank Regulations -Boston

New law requires oil heat system upgrade – Boston Real Estate – Boston.com

Under a new Massachusetts oil heating law which went into effect on September 30, 2011, every homeowner with an oil heating system is required to install an oil safety valve or an oil supply line with protective sleeve in their system. The cost is approximately $150 to $350 depending on the system. The required upgrade is to prevent leaks from tanks and pipes that connect to your furnace. The upgrade will reduce the risk of an oil leak so by making a relatively small expenditure now, you can prevent a much greater expense in the future.Who Must Upgrade?
Owners of 1- to 4-unit residences that are heated with oil must already have or install an oil safety valve or an oil supply line with a protective sleeve. Installation of these devices must be performed by a licensed oil burner technician. Technicians are employed by companies that deliver home heating oil or are self-employed. It is important to note that heating oil systems installed on or after January 1, 1990 most likely are already in compliance because state fire codes implemented these requirements on new installations at that time.

Who Is Exempt? Homeowners are exempt from taking these leak prevention steps if: • the oil burner is located above the oil storage tank and the entire oil supply line is connected to and above the top of the tank OR • an oil safety valve or oil supply line with protective sleeve was installed on or after January 1, 1990, AND • those changes are in compliance with the oil burning equipment regulations; a copy of the oil burner permit from the local fire department may be used to demonstrate compliance.

Krueger Products for use in Home Heating Oil Industry
Reblogged by Lee at Krueger Gauge

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Above Ground Storage Tank Registration- Delaware DNR

Deleware Department of Natural Resources

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/tanks/Documents/AST%20forms/AST%20Registration.pdf

Aboveground Storage Tank Registration. Doc. # 40-09-03/02/07/02

Krueger Sentry Gauge can fulfill requirements 18 and 19 of the DNR Registration Form.

18. Overfill Protection (High Level Alarm, Automatic Shut-off, Mounted Sight Glass, Manual Gauge, etc.)

19. Leak Detection (Visual Monitoring, In-tank Gauging System, Interstitial Monitoring, Soil Vapor Monitoring, SIR, Non-destructive testing, etc)

Links to applicable Products in this Post

Leak Gauge

Overfill Gauge

Therma Level Gauge

Audible Alarm Accessory

Depending on your application:

Parts and Accessories to make your gauge more durable.

Blogged by:

Lee Geurts- Krueger Sentry Gauge Co., Inc.

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

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.

Read More Here…

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

Montana DEQ – Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection

Montana DEQ – Storage Tank Inspection

Is the aboveground storage tank (AST) temporary or permanently removed from Is the aboveground tank protected from vehicle impacts by posts constructed
www.deq.mt.gov/pet/Forms/PDFS/StorageTankCkecklist.pdf

PDF is a check list provided by The Montana DEQ for AST self instpection.

Krueger Sentry Gauge can provide a high level overfill alarm (both visual and audible) to notify the person filling the tank that the fluid has reached 90 percent.  This should satisfy step eleven on the inspection shee.

See example products and documents from our website.

Level Gauge for visual indication

Overfill Alarm for audible indication

PDF for ordering instructions on gauges for the purpose of Overfill alert.

Above Ground Tank Installation- NFPA 30- Tank Storage

The following PDF is the NFPA Code for above ground storage tank (AST) installation.

Above-Ground-Tank-Installation-Relevant-NFPA-Code

On page 4, Section 4.3.2.3.3, letter C the code states the following:

Means shall be provided to prevent overfilling by sounding an alarm when the liquid level in the tank reaches 90 percent of capacity and by automatically stopping delivery of liquid to the tank when the liquid level in the tank reaches 95 percent of capacity. In no case shall these provisions restrict or interfere with the proper functioning of the normal vent or the emergency vent

Our Overfill alarms, when mounted to our standard liquid level gauge (Therma Gauge), provide a 110 DB alarm to warn that the tank is reaching capacity.  The following documents provide testing results and ordering info:

In cases where liquids are flammable and fire protection is paramount, adding the Glass Calibration and the Aluminum Lock Nut to the gauge should eliminate the plastic from the gauge and provide a glass and metal barrier between the inside of the tank and the outside.  For additional protection, upgrade the Aluminum Nut to the Gauge Guard.

Already have a Krueger Gauge and want to get it up to code.  If the gauge is fully functional, just order our upgraded Fire Protection Gauge Repair Kit  and an overfill alarm.  In the case of the kit, we will need to know what gauge type you have.  Example part number is (-”gauge type”-Kit-GLC-ALN). Both the kit and the alarm are easily retrofitted to existing Krueger Tank Gauges.

Prevent Oil Spills with the Krueger Overfill Alert Gauge

Oil spill from muffler shop found in creek last week – Glendale Heights, IL – Glendale Heights Press

Glendale Heights, IL —

An oil spill from a storage tank at a Midas auto shop leaked into a grated storm sewer catch basin last week at George Bell and Whitman drives in Glendale Heights.

Around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, an oily substance was found floating in a small creek northeast of the Whitman and George Bell intersection. The Glendale Heights Public Services Department responded and began cleanup efforts. The source was traced to the Midas auto shop at 2151 Bloomingdale Road.

Oil traveled through the storm sewer system into the creek northeast of the intersection….

Prevent Overfills and Oil Spills with these Krueger Sentry Gauge Products:
Krueger Sentry Gauge Co. Inc.

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Overfill Gauge Alarms – New Options Available.

New models available for the Krueger Audible Overfill Prevention Alarms

The Audible Alarm accessory for the Krueger Gauge line of products has become a hot selling item.  Able to provide audible overfill protection or audible low level warnings, it is a convenient and inexpensive solution.  In response to feedback, we are now offering the Overfill Gauge Alarm in several new configurations.  All of the configurations are available in both our remote mounted versions and direct mounted versions.

  • DAlarm-FL and RAlarm-FL : With this model, the audible fill alarm is replaced with a flashing light.  The flashing light will trigger with the magnetic sensor in the fill gauge and continues to flash until reset.
  • Dalarm-FL-TO & RAlarm-FL-TO : With this model, there is an audible alarm, a flashing light, and a time out feature.  When triggered, the alarm will sound for 20 seconds, then it will silence itself and chirp every few seconds.  The flashing light will go until reset.
  • DAlarm-DC-FL & RAlarm-DC-FL : This gauge alarm replaces the audible alarm with a set of dry contacts and a flashing light.  The light will flash until reset.
  • DAlarm-DC-FL-TO & RAlarm-DC-FL-TO : This version has dry contacts, audible alarm, flashing light, and a time out feature.  The alarm itself will shut off after 20 seconds and begin to chirp until reset.  The flashing light will go until reset as well.

Lee Geurts

Florida FDEP Approval – Overfill Prevention

Krueger Sentry Gauge is proud to announce that the Therma Gauge and the Overfill Alert Gauge have been approved by the FDEP as compliant with Florida’s Overfill Prevention policy on aboveground storage tanks.

The EQ number provided by the State of Florida is File No. EQ-730.

Compliance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) does require special ordering instructions and maintenence procedures.  Both of these documents will be posted on the Krueger Website soon. I will provide the web links to these documents soon.  Until then you can contact us directly to receive the info.

Lee Geurts

Official Liquid Level Tank Gauge Website – Krueger Gauge

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