How to find and resolve corrosion

  • December 29,2017
  • Category

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed in late 2016 that corrosion in underground storage tank (UST) systems storing ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) is a widespread problem in the U.S. But the EPA report also gives recommendations and advice.

Among the suggestions are steps for tank owners to find and resolve ULSD related corrosion:

  • Implementing enhanced maintenance to detect and remove water.
  • Using additives to inhibit corrosion and biocides or other treatments to kill or disrupt microbial colonies.
  • Visually inspecting fuel filters and inside UST system access points for symptoms.
  • Contacting “UST” service companies to further evaluate the extent of it inside tanks.
  • Conduct more testing to determine the extent and potential impact.
  • Repairing and replacing equipment as necessary to ensure proper functionality.