Tag: Storage Tank

Cathodic Protection Maintenance and Testing Tips

Cathodic Protection Cathodic protection uses direct electrical current to mitigate corrosion. There are two types of systems for cathodic protection: Sacrificial anodes, which can be attached to a coated steel UST for corrosion protection. Sacrificial anodes are pieces of metal more electrically active than the steel UST. Because these anodes are more active, the corrosive current […]

The Silent Equipment Killer

What ASTSWMO UST Task Force Found The ASTSWMO UST Task Force solicited information for fiscal year 2012 from all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia in an effort to determine the violations most often encountered during UST compliance inspections. Responses were received from 35 states and territories, covering nearly 59,000 UST inspections […]

16 Tips for Inspecting Your Aboveground Storage Tank

ASTs are storage tanks that are aboveground, regardless of whether they are used to store petroleum products, hazardous waste, or other hazardous material. There are a variety of overlapping federal laws and regulations that govern ASTs, and most are highly regulated on the state and local level. There are specific inspection requirements for hazardous waste […]

Who Owns This UST?

Although it may seem obvious that if you ever owned or operated an underground storage tank (UST) that you are responsible for compliance or cleanup in case of a leak, the fact is that many USTs have long and complicated histories, and identifying the responsible party when, for example, the tank had multiple owners is […]

RMP Applicability for Propane Storage Facilities

RMP Applicability for Propane Storage Facilities As early as November 2013, seven states had already declared states of emergency to allow for delivery of more propane, and that was a month before a massive ice storm struck, affecting power for more than 1.5 million people. By the time winter was over, the National Oceanic and […]