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Technology of Underground Liquid Storage Tank Systems



Technology of Underground Liquid Storage Tank Systems

John P. Hartmann

ISBN: 978-0-471-15412-9 July 1997 312 Pages


Public concern over the environmental and health risks posed byunderground storage tank (UST) systems has given rise to myriadcodes, standards, and regulations in recent years. In many states,UST owners, operators, contractors, and inspectors must prove thatthey understand how to apply a vast and growing body of technicaland legal specifications to their work.

Technology of Underground Liquid Storage Tank Systems is based onJohn Hartmann's celebrated training course at the University ofWisconsin-Madison--the longest-running, most well-attended courseof its kind. It was written for busy engineers, contractors,owner/operators, and inspectors who need to come up to speed onboth the technology and the regulatory requirements involved indesigning, installing, and closing USTs.

This complete, practical guide covers all the bases, from siteassessment to damage control, regulatory compliance and legalconsiderations to project management. Drawing upon his 35 years ofexperience as a UST contractor and consultant, as well as theexperience of several other leading experts in the field, Mr.Hartmann provides careful, step-by-step guidance and a gold mine ofpractical advice on how to avoid most technical and legal snagscommonly encountered in building, maintaining, or removing USTs.
Codes, Regulations, and Recommended Practices.

Contract Documents.

Legal Considerations in Tank Installation.

Project Management.

Material Handling.

Excavating and Trenching.

Supplemental Holddown.

Backfilling and Compaction.

Secondary Containment and Overfill/Spill Protection.


Electrical Installation.

Equipment Installation.


Tank Closure.


Release Detection.

Corrosion Control.

Vapor Recovery Systems.

Site Assessment, Investigation, and Responsibility.

Corrective Action.