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1 Status of Revision API Recommended Practice 1615 Installation of Underground Petroleum Storage Systems Fifth Edition, March 1996 Reaffirmed, November 2001 National Tanks Conference, Sacramento, CA April 1, 2009 1

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    Status of RevisionAPI Recommended Practice 1615

    Installation of UndergroundPetroleum Storage Systems

    Fifth Edition, March 1996Reaffirmed, November 2001

    National Tanks Conference, Sacramento, CAApril 1, 2009


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    API Standards Committee Structure

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    API Recommended Practice - 1615Installation of UndergroundPetroleum Storage Systems

    This document is an API Recommended Practice and not a Standard.

    This RP is referenced widely in the federal and many state UST regulations.

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    API RP 1615

    Primary Motivations Behind Revisions

    USTCA05 Widespread Use of Double Containment Changes in Equipment Standards Changes in Equipment Use Greater Emphasis on Safety

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    API RP 1615 RevisionRP 1615 Workgroup Members:

    BP ConocoPhillipsShell STIExxonMobil FT&PIMarathon OPWSunoco Tanknology

    API Staff:Stephen Crimaudo API Standards

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    API RP 1615 - Current Section Titles

    Introduction Piping

    Preinstallation Backfilling

    Materials & Equipment Other Equipment

    Removal & Disposal Vapor Recovery

    Excavation Appendices

    Equipment Placement, Etc Drawings/Illustrations

    Corrosion Protection

    Release Detection

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    API RP 1615 - Revised Section Titles Numerous & Significant Changes

    Introduction Corrosion Protection

    Precontruction/Preinstallation Detection of Releases

    Safety and Health Piping

    Materials & Equipment Electrical

    Handling, Inspection and Testing Backfilling

    Removal & Disposal Other Equipment

    Excavation Vapor Recovery

    Equipment Placement, Etc Appendices [Updated]

    ChecklistDrawings and Illustrations will also be added to and updated.

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    API RP 1615 New UST installation Checklist

    There is a separate checklist for each section of the RP

    Owner/operator or the Contractor may use only those sections of the checklist as needed

    Can be used by the UST owner/operator as a "historical" document for filing with their facility environmental records.

    Serve as a process QA document for the installing contractors and the UST owner/operator.

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    API RP 1615 Draft Contains New Figures and Diagrams

    UST System Secondary Containment Acoustic Emission Test for FRP Tanks Determining FRP Tank Deflection Crane Boom Swing Radius Exclusion Zone Backfill Volume Over Reflected Area of Tank

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    API RP 1615 Draft Contains New Figures and Diagrams

    Typical Secondary Containment for Submersible Turbine Pumps (Update Existing)

    Configuration of Suction Piping System (Update Existing)

    Typical Automatic Tank Gauge System Typical Pressurized Piping System with

    Automatic Line Leak Example of a Functional Test Apparatus for Line

    Leak Detectors

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    API RP 1615 Draft Contains New Figures and Diagrams

    Tank Siphon Manifold Detail (Update Existing) Typical Dispenser Island Piping Suction

    System w/Stage II VR (Update Existing) Typical Remote Pumping System STP to

    Dispenser Fire / Crash Valve Coaxial Two-Point Vapor Recovery System

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    API RP 1615Where does the revision process stand? The Workgroup has submitted suggested new &

    revised language throughout the RP. API has hired an expert consultant to turn the

    Workgroups effort into a draft revised RP. Committee is currently reviewing the Second Draft. Many figures and drawings have been updated and

    may new figures included.

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    API RP 1615When might the final revision be completed? We anticipate having a final draft RP to review by the

    end of April 2009 and available for balloting by the end of Spring or Early Summer of 2009.

    The fully revised RP 1615 may be published and available as early as Fall 2009.

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    API RP 1615

    Disclaimer: API publications may be used by anyone desiring to do so. Every effort has been made by the Institute to assure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in them; however, the Institute makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee in connection with this publication and hereby expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from its use or for the violation of any federal, state, or municipal regulation with which this publication may conflict.

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    Other Pending API RP RevisionsRP 1626 Storing and Handling Ethanol and Gasoline-Ethanol

    Blends at Distribution Terminals and Service Stations [1stEdition, April 1985, Reaffirmed January 2000]

    Third Draft currently being reviewed by the committee with publication potentially Summer 2009.

    Publ 1673 Compilation of Air Emission Factors for Petroleum Distribution and Retail Marketing Facilities [1st Edition, May 1998]

    Final Draft currently being reviewed by the committee with publication potentially Summer 2009.

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    API Recommended Practice -1615


    James S. White, API RP 1615 Workgroup LeaderBP Products North America Inc.4 Centerpointe DriveLa Palma, CA 90623(714) [email protected]

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    API Recommended Practice -1615


    Thank you!James S. White, API RP 1615 Workgroup LeaderBP Products North America Inc.4 Centerpointe DriveLa Palma, CA 90623(714) [email protected]