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What Can you Do to Prevent an Overfill? | 360training.com

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Every UST has to have overfill prevention in place if it is filled with more than 25 gallons of product at a time. Here are some preventive measures!

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What Can you Do to Prevent an Overfill? | 360training.com

  1. 1. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com What Can you Do to Prevent an Overfill?
  2. 2. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com Regulated Storage Tanks (USTs) should be monitored constantly by operators. USTs that are based on tribal lands must also follow certain federal regulations.
  3. 3. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com Every UST has to have overfill prevention in place if it is filled with more than 25 gallons of product at a time. The preventive measures must be installed in the tank to:  stop overflow  reduce chances of overflow  alert delivery personnel before the tank is full to the brim
  4. 4. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com How To Prevent An Overfill  Alarms should be set in place to alert the delivery driver when fluid reaches a certain level in the tank. This will give them enough time to shut off flow.  Automatic shutoff devices can stop product flow immediately when the product reaches a certain level.
  5. 5. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com  The automatic shutoff valve should not be blocked by anything. Otherwise, an overfill cannot be avoided.  Close attention should be paid before, during and after delivery to prevent an overfill.
  6. 6. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com  All spills should be reported immediately to the agency.  By installing ball float valves, you can slow down the flow of the product. These prevent vapors from exiting the tank when the product reaches a specific level in the tank which alerts drivers.
  7. 7. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com  The top of the tanks need to be as tight as possible to prevent vapors from exiting.  Only order as much product that can fill 90% of the tank.
  8. 8. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com By preventing overfill, you can prevent the loss of gallons of valuable product, save time and money which can be best spent elsewhere.
  9. 9. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com Texas UST Class C Operator Training Learn more about how you can prevent UST overfill by signing up for the Texas UST Class C Operator Training course on 360training.com. The course can be taken online so you can complete it at your leisure. Become a competent Class C responder and respond to emergencies in a UST facility quickly and efficiently.
  10. 10. © 2018 360training.com | 888-360-8764 | www. 360training.com SOURCES: /360training.com/blog /company/360training /360training /360training © 2017 2018 360training.com| 888-360-8764 | http://www.360training.com https://www.flowcontrolnetwork.com/the-importance-of-tank-overfill-protection/ https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-03/documents/bmp-overfill.pdf

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