Tightness Testing on Underground Storage Tanks and other Air Tight Compartments
The ability to test for tightness with an ultrasound detector is extremely powerful and versatile. It is the only way to ensure that underground storage tanks are air tight. But that isn’t all that ultrasonic tightness testing can be used on. In fact, there are many things that need to be air tight. Like the engine or cabin of a car, large shipping containers or the bearing housing in a paper production plant. When something’s tightness integrity deteriorates, one or two things can happen. Things can leak out, or things can get in. And whenever possible, it is advantageous to avoid either of these from happening for ecological and environmental reasons for a start.
Fuel Leaking From Domestic Underground Storage Tanks Damage the Environment and Waste Valuable Resources
Overtime the tightness integrity of underground storage tanks or other air tight compartments can deteriorate. Or… they were never air tight to begin with. This is why tightness testing is an essential maintenance task to be carried out on underground storage tanks to prevent leaks that are wasteful and harmful to the environment. Indeed, leaking underground storage tanks result in contamination of the surrounding soil, groundwater and surface water. Not to mention, the loss of resources through the leak.
Underground tank testing with ultrasound simultaneously evaluates the tightness of the tank and the piping without opening the manhole. The SDT device detects leaks in domestic underground fuel storage tanks thanks to the Guided Mode embedded in its firmware, escorting you through the standard procedure step-by-step. Use guided mode to add visual information useful for report creation such as the liquid level, the tank’s diameter, and much more.
The SDT TankTest Reporter provides tank owners with a comprehensive report detailing their tank condition.
Since 1995 SDT has been the world leader in underground tank tightness testing. SDT developed the most comprehensive and accurate system for performing underground tank tightness inspections. A method that various accrediting agencies in Belgium, France and the United States have tested and approved. This proven method has been used to perform thousands of inspections world-wide.