Structural Integrity Testing of tanks under the SPCC plan

The SPCC (Spill Prevention  Control and Countermeasures) Plan calls for periodic testing of tanks. Facilities often have this question: “How periodic should it be?”

The answer lies in commonly accepted industry standards for tanks, according to EPA. The certifying Professional Engineer is required to specify the frequency and justify it. See page 5 and 6 of attached document from EPA.

This question was asked by a facility where I conducted in-house training several weeks ago.

 

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