Work Item
ASTM WK69275

New Practice for Non-intrusive Test of Automatic Tank Gauge Probes and Sensors Used For UST Leak Detection While the Leak Detection System is Operational.

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and development of standard guides, specifications, practices, test methods, classifications, and definitions relating to environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action. The scope of the Committee includes, but is not limited to multi-media environmental assessment and risk management issues including environmental assessment, environmental management, corrective action due diligence, and sustainability.
These activities will be coordinated with and if available use the standards of other ASTM technical committees and organizations whose fields of endeavor are closely allied to or compliment environmental assessment and environmental management.


Automatic tank gauge; underground storage tank; US EPA; leak detection;


40 CFR 280.40(a)(3)requires annual testing of ATG components. Manufactures have not published test criteria for operational components. Other standards require that probes and sensors be removed from the tank during testing. Removal may damage probes and sensors. Damaged components may not be re-installed in the tank. This non-intrusive test will be performed while the tank system is operational without removal of probes or sensors. This standard will be used by tank owners and their professional service technicians.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E50.01

Committee: E50

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-25-2019

Technical Contact: Patrick Rounds

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