Tank System Testing / Tank Integrity / Precision Testing
Also referred to ‘Tightness Testing’, ‘Precision Testing’ and ‘Vacuum Testing’. This is NOT a ‘pressuretest’.
Featuring the Estrabrook’s EZY 3 Leak Locator Plus non-volumetric Tank Tightness Tester.
The EZY 3 Locator Plus is an ultrasonic / acoustic probe based system using vacuum. The testing equipment tests the entire tank system, including all associated piping. The certified technicians will test the fuel tank system which can identify leaks above or below the product level.
For the customer’s convenience, test results are available immediately after testing with a written report issued the same day.
Accurate Tank Testing will perform an interior search of the home and a complete magnetometer scan of the property to locate any out-of-service or abandoned tanks. Again, the years of experience and specialized equipment will provide the customer with the most accurate results. Quotes for further investigation techniques including line tracing and excavating can also be provided
Accurate provides Site Investigation services for unregulated heating oil tanks (underground and Aboveground). A certified Sub-Surface Evaluator can evaluate the soils (and groundwater if needed) to determine if Remedial activities are required. If the investigation determines contamination levels below NJDEP remedial standards, Accurate will complete a Site Investigation Report (SIR) for submittal to the NJDEP UHOT program in order to receive a No Further Action (NFA) letter.
Remedial Action Sampling & Reporting
Accurate provides Remedial Oversight services for unregulated heating oil tanks. A certified Sub-Surface Evaluator can work with fuel tank removal contractors and direct Remedial activities as required. Accurate will complete a Remedial Action Report (RAR) for submittal to the NJDEP UHOT program in order to receive a No Further Action (NFA) letter.
Geoprobe Residential Service
Accurate provides soil and groundwater collection services utilizing track mounted sampling equipment. The Geoprobe is commonly used for delineation of remedial projects and completion of Site Investigations.
Expert Advice / Consulting Services
Years of experience gives Accurate an edge in advice.
Accurate provides water analysis services for UST related applications.
Temporary Well Point Installation
We install temporary well points and collect water samples to determine if groundwater was impacted by fuel spills.
Contaminated Soil Delineation
Accurate provides certified professionals and equipment to delineate contaminated sites. Results will help to provide accurate remediation quotes.
Above Ground Tank Inspections
Residential tanks are evaluated including a visual inspection of the tank and the pertinent piping. The inspection can include a baseline Ultrasonic thickness testing to determine if the tank should remain in service or requires replacement.
Newer underground tanks are usually of better quality and have engineering controls to prevent corrosion. We test and certify cathodically protected Stip-3 and ACT – 100U Underground Storage Tanks.
Ground Penetrating Radar
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures.
Accurate Tank Testing LLC provides soil sampling services for in-service, out-of-service and abandoned tanks. The tank is first located and oriented. Soil borings are advanced adjacent to the Underground Storage Tank and soil samples are extracted and packaged. For a third party validation, soil samples are forwarded to an independent state certified laboratory for analysis. Upon receipt of lab results a report is provided with findings and recommendations.
Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program
Compliance Review/ ATG Certification
A compliance review of a regulated facility should be conducted on an annual basis and should compare the UST facility to existing regulations as well as review any changes to the facility and regulation changes. Accurate will examine all visible tank accessories, including Tank Monitoring equipment. The Automatic tank Gauge (ATG)/Leak Detection system will be inspected, tested and certified.
Monthly, Annual & Tri-annual Testing
Annual testing includes; Automatic Tank Gauge equipment Testing, Pressure Decay Testing (Static Pressure Performance), Pressure/Vacuum (P/V) Valve testing, Air to Liquid Volume Ratio Testing (if needed) and Mechanical Leak detector testing. Tri-annual testing includes; Spill Containment Testing, Dynamic Back Pressure Performance Test, Cathodic Protection Testing. Basic maintenance; painting fill ports, cleaning spill containments, etc.
Tightness Testing of UST systems as needed for new installations, insurance requirements, etc.
Tri-annual tightness testing of UST and product piping would be required on any heating oil system with single wall suction and return product piping. Accurate will perform an EZY3 Locator Plus vacuum acoustic precision test on the UST and associated piping.
Spill Containment Testing
Spill containment testing is required every 3 years on regulated UST’s. Accurate will perform hydrostatic tests on the spill buckets, piping sumps and dispenser pans as required.
Expert Advice / Consulting Services
Our Consultant(s) provide services in a manner exhibiting the highest professional standards of skill, care, judgment and detail required by your project while keeping in compliance with all applicable codes and regulations having jurisdiction over the Project.
AB Operator Services / Tank Management Programs
Accurate Tank Testing will provide the services of a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Underground Storage Tank (UST) Class A/B Operator to manage the UST facility inspection and testing program required to fulfill the duties a Trained Class A/B Operator as described in the NJDEP Storage of Hazardous Substances Rule, N.J.A.C. 7:14B (UST Rule).
Air to Liquid Volume Ratio Testing (A/L Testing)
A/L Testing applies to Vapor Assist dispensing facilities only. This test is required on an annual basis and will be conducted in accordance to TP-201.5. The volume of the air mixture is recorded and compared with the volume of the gasoline dispensed from each nozzle.
A tie-tank test is required on an annual basis and will be conducted in accordance with CARB test procedure TP-201.3C to determine the vapor piping connections between the tanks. Tie-Tank testing is included in the pressure decay price.
Dynamic Back Pressure (Blockage Testing)
Blockage Testing is required tri-annually on all gasoline UST’s to confirm proper function of vapor recovery.
Pressure/Vacuum Vent Valve Testing (P/V Valve)
P/V Valve testing is required on an annual basis and will be conducted in accordance to CARB test procedure TP-201.1E. Positive and negative pressure leak rates and cracking pressures will be measured. Failing P/V valves will be replaced with new tested P/V valves.
Pressure Decay testing (Stage I or Stage II Vapor Recovery Testing) is required on an annual basis and will be conducted in accordance to California Air Resources Board (CARB) test procedure TP-201.3. All tank piping and dispenser accesses will be opened. All obvious worn or broken accessible tank/dispenser fittings will be replaced as needed. Pressure Decay will be performed in accordance to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulations and system specifications.
Corrosion Protection (CP) Testing
UST’s and/or piping protected by sacrificial anodes (ex. Stip-3’s) and/or impressed current systems must be tested within 6 months of installation and every 3 years thereafter. Accurate will perform the required CP testing per N.J.A.C. 7:14B-5.2..
Annual line testing is required on all single wall product piping, unless electronic leak detectors are installed and functioning properly.
Mechanical Line Leak Detector (LLD) Testing
Mechanical LLD testing is required on an annual basis. The mechanical LLD’s if installed, will be tested for proper functions by simulating line leaks between the leak detectors and the dispensers for each product type.
Geoprobe Commercial Services
Accurate provides soil and groundwater collection services utilizing track mounted sampling equipment.
Residential Tank Search Guarantee. If we do not locate an oil tank with the equipment utilized we will remove the tank at no charge. Accurate’s Terms and Conditions apply.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Accurate tested my 550 gallon in-ground tank and did soil borings and analysis. I am selling my home, and needed to find the status of the tank before it could be sold. Their technician arrived spot-on time, and was very professional. He described the work to be done, and how the tank would be tested. He was very polite and answered questions in an easy to understand way. He allowed me to “listen” to the tank leak on his test rig. Finding a leak, they immediately did test borings and had my soil samples analyzed. The results were sent to me rapidly. I have a cousin in the environmental business, and he said that Accurate’s pricing was very reasonable, his associate company would have charged about $200.00 more.
On time, super nice, very professional, absolutely zero stress – got back to me exactly when he said he would. Thank you Accurate Tank Testing!
We hired Accurate Tank to locate two out-of-service oil tanks on the property, and to test the surrounding soil for contamination. They arrived on time, were very professional and we were completely satisfied with their service.
Professional service for oil tank leak testing. Report done in a timely
matter and thorough.
We were in the process of buying a home in NJ, and wanted to make sure there were no oil tanks residing onsite. The previous home-owners were not definitively sure if there ever was an oil tank on the property, and so we asked Accurate Tank Testing to come in to scan the property. Everything we did was conducted over the phone, and so Accurate Tank Testing made all the arrangements with the seller and provide me with the reporting via email after all was done. Quick and easy.
I was happy with the service from start to finish. Both people I spoke to on the phone were friendly, professional, efficient and accommodating. My first call was for information and an estimate, and the second was to make an appt and verify all the previous info. I was able to get the date and time that I requested. The day of our appt, the technician called and asked if I could move the appointment up to an earlier time. This ended up working out better for me, so I was happy. The gentleman was extremely professional and courteous. He told me that it would be 4 days for the results of the soil testing, and 4 business days later the results were emailed to me. I chose this company because they do not do soil remediation, only testing. No conflict of interest. I was very pleased with the entire experience.
They went above and beyond. After there initial sweep we found a random pipe sticking out of the ground during the home inspection. I was concerned that it may be a remnant of an old oil tank. I sent the guys at Accurate Tank Testing some pictures and even though they were confident it had nothing to to with an oil tank they made a second trip just to be sure. Turns out it’s an old post holder used for old style clothes hangers or flag posts.
The house we are in the process of buying is 80 years old and we didn’t want to be surprised later to find an old oil tank on the property. So during the inspection we brought Accurate Tank Testing out to search for an old tank. The technician checked inside the house and found likely evidence that there had at one time been an oil tank. He then searched the property with a metal detect of some sort and found no tank. We were pleased with his thoroughness and would hire him again if we ever needed these services. The price seems expensive, but probably isn’t considering the type of equipment and experience one needs to have to do this type of job.
They scheduled quickly, showed up on time, were professional, efficient and explained what they were doing. They reported their results verbally before they left for the day and provided written documentation both via email the same day and mailed a hard copy. Would hire again.
They came out to see if there was an oil tank in new property I was
purchasing. We were told there was no tank. They found a tank!
They were responsive, flexible in scheduling, early to arrive, professional,
and informative. The findings were told to us on site, and emailed within
hours. Definitely would hire again!
Accurate Tank Testing was referred to us by our home inspectors – the house we were looking at previously had an in-ground fuel oil tank that had been removed. Our attorney suggested we have a scan performed to verify the ground was clear. I called the company on a Wednesday afternoon and they were able to accommodate a Friday appointment. They showed up early, scanned the property, found and marked a second abandoned oil tank, and sent a professional report before the end of the day. Very happy with the experience and results – money well spent (and the price was very reasonable).
Thank you for your quick response time. Kevin provided me with excellent service. I will be sure to recommend you guys to anyone in the future.
Received, thank you. Will recommend your company. Brian was here ahead of the appointed time, was helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable when I presented questions to him.
Thank you, again.
Peter did such a thorough and professional job. Both realtors and the inspector had wonderful things to say about the service. We greatly appreciate it.
I wish to take this opportunity to commend on the way you handled my inquiry. I found your approach very professional. You took time to explain the details very patiently and clearly to a laymen who is new to this testing. Being a procurement professional I spoke to more than 5 soil testing services providers and some even offered cheaper cost. I was impressed with the way you explained and handled my work. Good job and thank you.