July 16, 2008
  • Press Contact:
    Alan Anderson
  • Tanknology Inc.
    11000 N. MoPac Expy
    Suite 500
    Austin, TX 78759
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Tanknology Develops New Testing Device for Pressure/Vacuum Vent Caps

Tanknology’s new proprietary Pressure/Vacuum Vent Cap Tester.

New system designed specifically for
New Stage I Federal EPA rules

Austin, TX – Tanknology Inc., the nation’s largest provider of environmental compliance services for petroleum systems, has announced the company has developed and introduced a new system for the testing of pressure/vacuum vent caps. This new proprietary system, which is now available throughout the country, is designed specifically to meet the regulations recently enacted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its expanded rules governing Stage I Vapor Balancing.

According to Brad Hoffman, Tanknology’s Vice President of Engineering, Research and Development, the company’s new PV Vent Cap Tester was engineered to ensure accuracy and durability through extensive field use. “The company certifies the accuracy of each system and calibrates the flow meters and digital manometers prior to use, consistent with CARB TP-201.1E standards,” Hoffman said. “We also train and certify each field technician in the operation of the system, prior to any tests being performed.”

Hoffman added that the high quality of the materials used in the testing system helps Tanknology achieve extraordinary accuracy, consistent with the company’s approach to the design of all its testing systems. Tanknology is the only major compliances services testing company in the world that has designed and manufactured the vast majority of its own proprietary testing systems.

The new federal pressure/vacuum vent cap testing requirement is part of an EPA Final Rule issued in January of this year, mandating new Stage I vapor balancing equipment at gasoline dispensing stations across the US. In addition to PV vent cap testing, the new regulations also requires pressure decay testing, drop tube length inspection and verification, and includes specific reporting requirements for each of these areas.

For more information about Tanknology’s PV Vent Cap Testing services, or the company’s total compliance solution package for the new Stage I Vapor Balancing requirements, contact Tanknology at 1 (800) 964-1250, or via the web at www.tanknology.com, where a copy of an EPA document summarizing these requirements, as well as the Federal Register publication of the regulations can viewed and downloaded.

Based in Austin, Texas, Tanknology operates across America and around the world, providing UST environmental compliance testing and related services at more than 37,000 sites per year, for more than 3,000 customers. Internationally, Tanknology licensees span more than 20 countries, providing services to the largest petroleum retailers in the world.

For more information about Tanknology’s Tank Deflection and Deformation Testing services, call Tanknology at 1 (800) 964-1250, ext. 228 or visit Tanknology on the web at www.tanknology.com.

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