Storage Tank System Design

Storage tank systems UST's and  AST's must prevent releases due to structural failure, corrosion, or spills and overfills for as long as the tank system is used to store regulated substances.

Tank Design

Tank construction materials must be compatible with the substance being stored.

Because the chemical and physical properties of renewable fuels (such as ethanol and biodiesel blends) and hazardous substances may make them more aggressive to certain tank system materials than petroleum, it is important that all tank system components in contact with these liquids are materially compatible.

Atmospheric Tanks cannot be used to store liquids at temperatures at or above their boiling point and must be designed and constructed in accordance with recognized engineering standards.

Tanks that are designed and intended for aboveground use must not be used as underground tanks.

Tanks that are designed and intended for underground use must not be used as aboveground tanks.

Piping Design

Piping materials must be compatible with the substance that it will contain, and must be maintained liquid-tight.

Piping must be designed and constructed in accordance with recognized engineering standards.