Underground tank testing: Failure of UPSS a ‘ticking time bomb’

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Underground tank testing: Failure of UPSS a ‘ticking time bomb’

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Australia’s peak petroleum marketer’s association, ACAPMA, has warned the potential failure of underground storage tanks and lines is a ticking time bomb for independent petrol station operators.

Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton also points out that based on its own data collected over 20 years monitoring and underground tank testing literally thousands of underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS), the probability of a steel system failing in any given year is between 1.5% and 7% – so it’s not a question “if” a steel system fails but when.

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