Aboveground Storage Tank FAQ
Does a double-wall tank need secondary containment?
How do FIREGUARD® and FLAMESHIELD® Tanks differ?
What is the R-Value of the insulation used in FIREGUARD® tanks?
Does FIREGUARD® meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements?
STI/SPFA licensed FIREGUARD® tank passed the Standing Loss Control portion of the new CARB EVR (enhanced vapor recovery) certification requirement on October 3, 2008. The CARB issued an Executive Order for new installations and an Executive Order for existing installations.
CARB provided an advisory with an explanation of the EVR requirements.
What are the set-back distances required by the fire codes for aboveground tanks?
Does FIREGUARD® comply with UL 2085?
Why are there so many different fire tests for tanks?
When NFPA first developed a definition for a fire resistant tank, they believed that at the end of the test, the tank simply needed to serve its basic function. They felt it was critical that the tank continued holding its product, that the supports continued to support the tank and that the emergency vent continued to operate. To meet this criterion it was not necessary for the interior of the tank to remain below a specified temperature. UFC took a much different approach which is what the Fireguard tank is based on. UL 2080 was developed by UL alone based on their own criteria.
What are the requirements for venting and emergency venting for tanks?
Will a FIREGUARD® tank meet the furnace test requirements for a Protected Tank if the test is extended from 2 hours to 4 hours?
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