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English Español (WAITING FOR AN UPDATE) Gilbarco Veeder-Root tank monitoring system awarded European Standards Certification

First system in the industry to attain the EN 13160 Part 5 for underground tank leak detection.

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EN13160 is a multi-part standard that covers various types of detection equipment designed to detect leaks in single wall tanks and lines or monitor the interstitial spaces of double wall systems.

These standards are not law as there is no related EU Directive and except for Spain, no European country has so far adopted them into national legislation.

Leaks from underground fuel tanks often go unreported and may have been in process for many months before they are detected. But there are enough examples from around the world that show the risk is real.

The US EPA reveals the potential cost of tank leaks: “The average clean up is estimated to cost $130,000. If only a small amount of soil needs to be removed or treated, clean up costs may be as low as $10,000. However, costs to clean more extensive soil contamination may exceed $130,000. Corrective action for leaks that affect ground water typically cost from $100,000 to over $1 million, depending on the extent of contamination.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root have recently attained EN 13160 Part 5 certification for the TLS-4xx range of tank monitoring systems, according to the company.

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