Method of testing ground fuel system


Application Number: 00108045
Application Date: 2000.06.02
Publication Number: 1291718
Publication Date: 2001.04.18
Priority Information: 1999/8/30 US 09/385,290
International: A62C3/00;G01M3/04;G01N7/06
Applicant(s) Name: U-Fuel International Co.
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Inventor(s) Name: R.M. Veber
Patent Agency Code: 72002
Patent Agent: cheng wei
Abstract A method of testing an aboveground-type fuel storage tank includes steps of positioning at a test location an aboveground-type fuel storage tank that has been configured as it is intended to be in commercial use and at least partially filling the aboveground-type fuel storage tank with a fuel that is intended to be stored in the storage tank during commercial use. The exterior of the aboveground-type fuel storage tank is then subjected to a petroleum-fed fire for a period of time that is preferably at least one hour at a temperature of about 2000 DEG F. The integrity of the aboveground-type fuel storage tank is then checked to determine the effect of the fire on the aboveground-type fuel storage tank.