Tank Testing UST
Ohio Tank and Pipe Services uses the industry standard for precision UST testing, the Estabrook EZY3 non-volumetric acoustical system which is an approved system of BUSTR (Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations) a division of the State of Ohio Fire Marshals office. The EZY3 system has been the leading tank testing equipment for over 20 years! By applying a vacuum and using a microphone placed inside the tank we can hear acoustic signals from inside the tank indicating leaks. While we certainly hope to hear nothing from inside the tank, which would indicate a tight tank, we are well trained and know how to interpret any acoustical signals from inside the tank.
Ohio Tank and Pipe Services can test any tanks from the smallest home heating oil tanks up to large 30,000 gallon UST’s used at gas stations and truck stops. Tanks can be tested at virtually any liquid level inside the tank.
We cannot stress enough the importance of a precision tank test to individuals looking to purchase a gas station. Many banks and lending institutions will require all tanks to be tested before financing a loan to purchase a gas station. A few hundred-dollar investment prior to purchasing can potentially save you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in tank repairs or replacements and environmental clean up. But don’t take it from us, please visit this link to BUSTR’s page on purchasing gas stations http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/fire_buyGasStation.pdf
Realtors listing gas stations also should be aware of ust testing see this link http://ohiorealtors.org/legal/topics/environmental-hazards/ust/
A leaking underground heating oil tank can lead to contaminated ground water and a very expensive environmental clean-up. The larger tanks used at gas stations and commercial fueling locations have computer based tank monitoring systems that notify the station owner of potential problems (i.e. Veeder Root) but UST heating oil tanks are not equipped with monitoring systems and should be tightness tested periodically in order to avoid an environmental catastrophe and loosing you expensive heating oil into the ground.
The Estabrook EZY3 in action