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Leighton O’Brien to showcase certified 0.025 gph Pre Bury Post Bury tank test at NACS/PEI show 2017

Leighton O’Brien will demonstrate its enhanced Pre Bury Post Bury (PBPB) UST integrity test at next week’s NACS/PEI show at booth number 3105.

US EPA-certified to detect ullage leaks equivalent to a 0.025 gallons per hour (gph), the PBPB test is 75 per cent more accurate than the current USA required leak detection threshold of 0.1 gph, making it the industry’s most accurate and reliable ullage test for new UST installations.

CEO of Leighton O’Brien Reed Leighton said, “We’re excited to be demonstrating the world’s most accurate and reliable new installation integrity test at the NACS/PEI show. For fuel retailers it means the reassurance of knowing their tank system is 100% tight before concrete is poured.

“Our experience in testing thousands of new installations indicates 90 per cent of remodelled or new sites have an issue like small leaks from pipes and fittings,” Mr Leighton said.

“With today’s reformulated fuels, storage systems need to be as tight as possible to prevent water ingress that causes major headaches like biological activity, accelerated corrosion and contaminated product unfit for sale.

“Once concrete is poured, these issues become harder to address. Why would you even consider a less precise test before your put $100,000 of backfill and concrete over your fuel system?” he said.

Mr Leighton said the new installation testing market is a key strategic focus for the company as construction of new and remodelled sites continues apace.

“We’re investing heavily in resources and marketing over the coming months to educate the market on the value of our Pre Bury Post Bury technology,” he said. “Fuel retailers are required to do a post-bury precision integrity test. We believe it’s smart practice to use a certified, accurate third party test prior to concreting.”

Mr Leighton said Leighton O’Brien’s Wetstock Live management and analytics solution and fuel restoration technologies are also a key focus at NACS/PEI show.

“Globally we’re seeing trends of retail consolidation, tight margins putting pressure on retailers to further reduce costs with automation, and expanding regulation.

“Wetstock Live is the only independent and certified global wetstock solution that leads the industry in accuracy and coverage, performing more than 56,000 wetstock analysis each month across five continents.

“We want to continue to change the industry paradigm to a much stronger data driven approach, which can save fuel retailers significant dollars in maintenance spend through centralised, remote monitoring and root cause analysis of operational issues like pump flow speed and accuracy, tank gauge calibration and water ingress,” he said.

Visit Leighton O’Brien at booth #3105 at NACS/PEI show on 18-20 October 2017 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Leak - Pre Bury Post Bury tank and line leak detection test

10.10.2017 – by Leighton O'Brien
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