May 16, 2019 | Vol. 69, No. 10
Dear PEI Member:
PEI today opened a 30-day comment period on draft revisions to RP1200: Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities. The proposed revisions add low liquid level containment sump testing procedures to Chapter 6: Spill Bucket and Containment Sump Testing.
The 2015 federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations require vacuum, pressure or hydrostatic testing of containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring at least once every three years to ensure the sumps are liquid-tight. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems the hydrostatic testing method in Section 6.5 of RP1200 sufficient to meet this regulatory requirement. Under the RP1200 method, the owner or operator fills the sump with water to a depth of at least 4 inches above the sump’s highest penetration or sidewall seam. The sump passes the test if the water level drops by less than 1/8 (0.125) inch after 1 hour. If the water level drops 1/8 (0.125) inch or more, the sump fails.
In November 2017, the EPA outlined a package of requirements for a low liquid level sump test method sufficient to meet its sump testing requirements. In June 2018, the EPA issued additional guidance on one procedure for conducting low liquid level tests.
The draft RP1200 low level liquid test procedure submitted for public comment requires:
To review the draft revision and submit your comments, visit www.pei.org/rp1200 and click the “Comment Now” link. Comments must be submitted online by June 15, to be considered by the PEI Overfill, Release Detection and Release Prevention Equipment Testing Committee. PEI expects to publish the revised document by the end of summer.
EDITIONS OF RP200, RP300, RP600 PUBLISHED
Draft RP1200 Revisions Open for Comment
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at firstname.lastname@example.org
or join the discussion in the Petroleum Equipment Forums
Documents may be purchased in print format or as a downloadable PDF.
CONVENTION EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 29
Be watching for more details soon on this year’s educational program, which will include sessions on:
Visit the PEI Convention page for additional details and to register.
CALIFORNIA CLARIFIES UNDER-DISPENSER CONTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS
Further, if an under-dispenser container, spill containment or control system could expose backfill material to an unauthorized release from dispenser product piping, a deflector plate must be installed to divert unauthorized releases into a monitored secondary containment. The State Water Resources Board will review all spill containment and control system devices to confirm compliance.
The complete May 7 clarification may be found here.
REJECTS E15 BAN
A 2013 “contingent prohibition” of these blends remains on the books in Maine. Under that legislation, Maine would prohibit blends with more than 10% ethanol if at least two other New England states also ban the sale of such blends.
At present, no Maine retailers are selling E15. However, in a March 20 letter to Gov. Mills, Growth Energy stated, “Cumberland Farms, which has 43 locations in Maine, has committed to offering E15 at some of their store locations in the near future.”
Kingdom manufacturer. Pneumatic Components Ltd.,
Holbrook Rise, Holbrook Industrial Estate, Sheffield S203GE, UK, has applied
for Manufacturer division membership. Jonathan Robinson is business
development manager for the company, which was established in 1938.
Pneumatic Components Ltd. manufactures tire inflation equipment and AdBlue
dispensing equipment that is sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Meei Shyang Tan, Tital Oil & Gas Sdn. Bhd., Subang Jaya,
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER REQUESTS
Lihue Ingenieria S. A., J. Zufriategui 4645/4665 Villa Martelli, Vicente López, Buenos Aires B1603, Argentina, has requested transfer of its PEI membership from the Service and Construction division to the Distributor division. Lihue Ingenieria S. A. has been a PEI member since 2000. The company represents Dover Fueling Solutions and Franklin Fueling Systems.
McCon Building & Petroleum Services, 1001 Spinks Road, Ste 220, Flower Mound, TX 75028-4215, has requested transfer of its PEI membership from the Service and Construction division to the Distributor division. McCon Building & Petroleum Services has been a PEI member since 2001. The company represents Dover Fueling Solutions, FuelMaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Incon, Universal Valve Co., Inc., S. Bravo Systems, Inc., Emco Wheaton Retail Corp., NOV Fiberglass Systems, IRPCO, Piusi, LSI Industries, RDM Industrial Electronics, Inc. and PMP Corp.
Sein Maung Engineering Co., Ltd., Yadanar Road, Yangon, Thingangyun Township, Myanmar, has requested transfer of its PEI membership from the Service and Construction division to the Distributor division. Sein Maung Engineering Co., Ltd. has been a PEI member since 2017.The company represents Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Elaflex Latin America and NUPI Americas Inc.
IPT Akaryakit Mlz. Pet. Kim. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti., Bolgesi Turkmenistan Cad No:15, Sincan, 6930, Turkey has requested transfer of its PEI membership from the Affiliate division to the Manufacturer division. IPT Akaryakit Mlz. Pet. Kim. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. has been a PEI member since 2006. The company manufactures pumps, meters, transfer sets, dispensers, separators, filter systems, hose reels and custom fuel systems designs that are sold through distributors.
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