ENHANCED LEAK DETECTION
With an unmatched probability of detection – finding vapor leaks as small as 0.005 gallons per hour – CGRS’s iota® testing methods are the ultimate tool for quality testing prior to back-filling your fuel system. This testing range ensures that the system is vapor tight to hydrocarbon vapors. In California, this testing standard has become a regulatory requirement and other states are expected to follow suit.
Enhanced Leak Detection System
The iota® VaporTite V005 evaluates the system for leaks at or below 0.005 gallons per hour as vapor (2 x 10 -3 cc per second) range. This range insures that the system is vapor tight to hydrocarbon vapors. In some states this testing standard has become a regulatory requirement.
Performing thorough vapor-tight leak testing on a newly installed UST system before back filling is an extremely critical part of the quality-control testing process. This is the best time to identify, locate and repair all of the leaks in the primary and secondary systems without expensive site closure and excavation. Additionally, when the system is prepped for the IOTA test, access points are installed to allow for quick final testing as well as trouble shooting in the event that a portion of the system fails a compliance test or has a positive monitoring event.
iota® Final Test
Once the fueling system is completed (everything below grade surface), back-filled, concrete poured, and the system is essentially ready to receive fuel, the final iota test is performed. This provides the installation contractor, general contractor, design engineer, site owner and operator with third-party certification that the system is vapor tight before it receives fuel.