Issue Date: November 22, 1995
Revision Date: March 16, 1998

Egemin Naamloze Vennootschap

E'SPI III (Mass Buoyancy Probe)


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 97.9% and PFA = 1.1%.
Leak Threshold 0.075 gph. 
A tank system should not be declared tight if the test result indicates a loss or gain that equals or exceeds this threshold.
Applicability Gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel.
Tank Capacity Maximum of 15,000 gallons. 
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full.
Waiting Time Minimum of 7 hours between delivery and testing. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 5 hours, 30 minutes. 
Test data are acquired and recorded by system's computer. 
Leak rate is calculated from average of subsets of all collected data. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
Temperature Average for product is obtained by a single moving quartz crystal temperature sensor.
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. 
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.253 inch. 
Minimum detectable change in water level is 0.029 inch.
Calibration Temperature sensor and probe must be checked and, if necessary, calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
Comments Not evaluated using manifolded tank systems. Therefore, this certification is only applicable when there is a probe used in each tank and the siphon is broken during testing. 
Tests only portion of tank containing product. 
As product level is lowered, leak rate in a leaking tank decreases (due to lower head pressure). 
Consistent testing at low levels could allow a leak to remain undetected. 
EPA leak detection regulations require testing of the portion of the tank system which routinely contains product.


Egemin Naamloze Vennootschap

Evaluator: Midwest Research Institute

Bredabaan 1201 - 2900

Tel:  (816) 753-7600

Schoten, Belgium

Date of Evaluation: 12/21/90

Tel:  011-32-3-03/645 27 90



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