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GuideSpecificationsDoubleWallFRPTanksforChemicalStorageorLandfillLeachate

ShortForm
Thecontractorshallprovideadoublewallfiberglassreinforcedplastic(FRP)UnderwritersLaboratorieslabeledundergroundstorage
tankasshownonthedrawings.Thetanksize,fittingsandaccessoriesshallbeasshownonthedrawings.Thefiberglasstankshallbe
manufacturedbyXerxesCorporation.
ThetankshallbetestedandinstalledaccordingtotheXerxesInstallationManualandOperatingGuidelinesforFiberglass
UndergroundStorageTanksineffectattimeofinstallation.
LongForm
PartI:General
1.01QualityAssurance
A.AcceptableManufacturer:XerxesCorporation
B.GoverningStandards,asapplicable:
1.Tankmanufacturershallbeinthebusinessofmanufacturingtankswithmaterialsconformingtotherequirements
ofANSI/AWWAD12002ThermosettingFiberglassReinforcedPlasticTanks.
2.TankmanufacturershallbeinthebusinessofmanufacturingtankstoUL1316standards.
3. AmericanSocietyforTestingandMaterials(ASTM)Standards:
a. ASTMD883:StandardTerminologyrelatedtoplastics
4. ShopDrawings
a. Themanufacturershallsupplytoengineer,contractor,and/orowner,acompletesetofscaledrawings
detailingdimensionsofheights,diameter,elevationstoinvert,pipesizesandanyothernecessarydetails.
5. Calculations
a. Themanufacturer(uponrequest)shallsupplytheengineer,contractor,and/orownerbuoyancy
calculationsassumingafullyfloodedexcavationwithaninstalledemptytank.
b. The sizing and construction of this tank shall be consistent with industry protocols and shall comply with
the applicable regulations.
PartII:Products
2.01DoubleWallFiberglassReinforcedPlastic(FRP)UndergroundStorageTanks
A.LoadingConditionsTankshallmeetthefollowingdesigncriteria:
1. InternalLoadTankshallwithstanda5psigairpressuretestwith5:1safetyfactor.Contractorshallindividually
testtanksforleakagepriortoinstallation.Maximumtestpressureis5psig.
2. VacuumTestToverifystructuralintegrity,everystandard10'diametertankandsmallershallbevacuumtested
bythemanufactureratthefactoryto11.5"ofmercury.
3. SurfaceLoadsTankshallwithstandsurfaceH20axleloadswhenproperlyinstalledaccordingtomanufacturers
currentInstallationManualandOperatingGuidelines.
4. ExternalHydrostaticPressureandBurialDepthTankshallbecapableofbeingburiedingroundwith7'of
overburdenoverthetopofthetank,theholefullyfloodedandasafetyfactorof5:1againstgeneralbuckling.
5. Tankshallsupportaccessoryequipmentsuchasdroptubes,submersiblepumpsandladderswheninstalled
accordingtotankmanufacturerscurrentInstallationManualandOperatingGuidelines.
B.ProductStorage
1. TankshallbecapableofstoringchemicalsorLeachatewithspecificgravityupto1.1.
2. Tankshallbeventedtoatmosphericpressure.
3. Tankshallbecapableofstoringproductsidentifiedinthemanufacturerscurrentstandardlimitedwarranty.
C.Materials
1. Tankshallbemanufacturedwith100%premiumresinandchoppedglass.Nofillersorextenderswillbeused.
2. NoGeneral,Orthophthalic,oroddlotresinwillbeused.
3. Allassociatedinternalmountinghardwareshallberustproofandcorrosionresistant..
D.TankDimensions(RefertoXerxesliteratureongallonage.)
1. Tankshallhavenominalcapacityof_____gallons.
2. Tankshallhavenominaloutsidediameterof_____feet.
E.ServiceConditionsandRequirements
1. ForeachlandfillLeachatetank,aXerxesUndergroundChemicalTank
(UCT)Applicationform,whichshallincludethecompositionoflandfillLeachatetobecollectedinthetank,shall
becompletedandsubmittedtoXerxesforapprovalpriortomanufacturing.

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2.

Foreachchemicaltank,aXerxesUndergroundChemicalTank(UCT)Applicationform,whichshallincludethe
listofchemicalproductstobestoredinthetank,shallbecompletedandsubmittedtoXerxesforapprovalpriorto
manufacturing.
3. Approvalforeachapplicationofthetank,anylimitationsonuseandanydesignconsiderationsshallbeprovided
byXerxes.
4. Whenapproved,thecompletedformisreturnedtothecustomerandbecomesExhibitAoftheXerxesLimited
WarrantyforUndergroundChemicalTanks.
F.InterstitialSpace
1. Tankshallhaveaspacebetweentheprimaryandsecondarywallstoallowforthefreeflowandcontainmentof
leakedproductfromtheprimarytank.Thespacealsoallowstheinsertionofamonitoringdevicethrougha
monitoringfitting.
2.02Accessories
A.OptionalHydrostaticLeakMonitoringSystem
1. Thetankmanufacturershalloffertheoptionofacontinuouslymonitored,hydrostaticheadpressure,leakdetection
system,toincludeanintersticefactoryfilledwithmonitoringfluid,andafiberglassreservoirmounteddirectlyon
topofthetanktoprovideforcontinuousmonitoringofthefluidlevel.
2. Theleakmonitoringsystemshallbedesignedbythemanufacturertodetectaleakineithertheprimaryor
secondarytank,atinstallationswithorwithoutgroundwater.
3. ThehydrostaticmonitoringsystemshallbeULthirdpartyverifiedandshallmeetEPAcriteriafortanktightness
testingthroughtheuseofTRUCHEK.(Forfurtherinformation,refertotheXerxesdocumentonTRUCHEK.)
B.OptionalAnchorStraps
1. StrapsshallbeFRPanchorstrapsassuppliedbytankmanufacturer.
2. Numberandlocationofstrapsshallbespecifiedincurrentliteraturebytankmanufacturer.
C.Manways
1. AlltanksforchemicalstorageorLeachateshallrequireatleastonemanway.
2. Allmanwaysshallbeflangedand22"diameter,completewithULlistedcover,gasketandhardware.(30"and
36"diametermanwaysarealsoavailableoncertainlargertanks.)
3. Locationisshownontankdrawings.
4. OptionalmanwayextensionsshallbeFRPsuppliedbythemanufacturer.
D.GaugePlates
1. Gaugeplatesshallbeinstalledundereachservicefittingandmanwayopening.
E.OptionalLadders
1. Laddersshallbethestandardladderassuppliedbytankmanufacturer.
2. Laddermaterial(fiberglassoraluminum)shallbeshownontankdrawings.
F.InternalOptionalPumpPlatform
1. PumpplatformsshallbeFRPassuppliedbythetankmanufacturer.
2. Tankmanufacturerwillrequiresubmittalinformationofthepumpdetails.
G.Fittings
1. Allfittingsshallbelocatedalongthetopcenterlineofthetank.
2. Bottomdrainandtangentialnozzlesarenotallowedwithoutauthorizationfromthetankmanufacturer.
3. AllstandardNPTthreadedfittingsshallbeconstructedofcarbonsteel,FRPor304stainlesssteel.
4. AllstandardNPTthreadedfittingsshallbehalfcouplingsorfullcouplingand2",4",or6"diameter.Reducersare
tobeusedforsmallersizeswhereshownandprovidedbycontractor.
5. AllNPTfittingsshallwithstandaminimumof150footpoundsoftorqueand1,000footpoundsofbending,both
witha2:1safetyfactor.
6. AlloptionalFRPnozzlesshallbeflatfaced,flangedandgusseted,andshallconformtoANSIB16.5150#bolting
pattern.
7. Eachinterstitialspacemonitorfittingshallconsistofa4"NPTfittingonthesecondarytank.
PartIII:TestingandInstallation
3.01Testing
A.TankshallbetestedaccordingtotheXerxesInstallationManualandOperatingGuidelinesforFiberglassUnderground
StorageTanksineffectattimeofinstallation.
3.02Installation
A.TankshallbeinstalledaccordingtotheXerxesInstallationManualandOperatingGuidelinesforFiberglassUnderground
StorageTanksineffectattimeofinstallation.
B.Contractorshallbetrainedbythetankmanufacturer,thestateorotherapprovedagency.
3.03OperationandMaintenance
A. Tankshouldbesetuponaregularcleanoutscheduleandbestmanagementpracticesaccordingtolocaljurisdictions.
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PartIV:Warranty
4.01Warranty
A.Warrantyshallbemanufacturer'slimitedwarrantyforundergroundchemicaltanksineffectattimeofpurchase.

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