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Title: Tank leak detection using electrical resistance methods

Abstract

Large volumes of hazardous liquids and high-level radioactive wastes are stored worldwide in surface and underground tanks. Frequently these tanks are found to leak, thereby resulting in not only a loss of stored inventory, but in contamination to soils and groundwater. It is important to develop a reliable method of detecting leaks before large quantities are emitted into the environment surround the tanks. Two field experiments were performed to evaluate the performance of electrical resistance tomography (ERT) as a leak detection method under metal underground storage tanks (UST). This paper provides a summary of the field experiments performed under a 15 m diameter steel tank mockup located at the Hanford Reservation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
241579
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-122875; CONF-960477-4
ON: DE96010700
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. annual symposium on the application of geophysics to engineering and environmental problems, Denver, CO (United States), 15 Apr - 1 May 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; TANKS; LEAKS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; MONITORING; SOILS; DETECTION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; PLUMES; TOMOGRAPHY; LEAK DETECTORS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS

Citation Formats

Ramirez, A, Daily, W, Binley, A, and LaBrecque, D. Tank leak detection using electrical resistance methods. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/479070.
Ramirez, A, Daily, W, Binley, A, & LaBrecque, D. Tank leak detection using electrical resistance methods. United States. doi:10.2172/479070.
Ramirez, A, Daily, W, Binley, A, and LaBrecque, D. Mon . "Tank leak detection using electrical resistance methods". United States. doi:10.2172/479070. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/241579.
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abstractNote = {Large volumes of hazardous liquids and high-level radioactive wastes are stored worldwide in surface and underground tanks. Frequently these tanks are found to leak, thereby resulting in not only a loss of stored inventory, but in contamination to soils and groundwater. It is important to develop a reliable method of detecting leaks before large quantities are emitted into the environment surround the tanks. Two field experiments were performed to evaluate the performance of electrical resistance tomography (ERT) as a leak detection method under metal underground storage tanks (UST). This paper provides a summary of the field experiments performed under a 15 m diameter steel tank mockup located at the Hanford Reservation.},
doi = {10.2172/479070},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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