VacuTect Tank Testing System

Hundreds-of-thousands of VacuTect™ tests have been performed around the world and in total more than 1 Million tanks have been tested with this system.

The VacuTect system has the capability of testing the wet and dry part of the tank in one single test. It is certified to test tanks at virtually any product level. With as little as 6” (15 cm) of product, VacuTect provides a conclusive result. It works by introducing a vacuum into the tank to create a slight negative pressure, so that any leak is shown by an ingress of air or water. A leak below the tank fluid level generates a unique “bubble” signature that is transmitted by the probe to the mobile unit. Leaks above the fluid level produce a distinctive hissing sound. All signals are recorded and can be stored for documentation purposes.

» Performs most tank tests in 120 minutes or less, with no disruption in customer fuel pumping services from other tanks. (Total on-site time will vary, depending on specific site set-up, line testing, rig down, and paperwork.) In some instances tests can be performed while the tank is being used.

» Capability to test two tanks simultaneously. Four tanks can be tested in approximately four hours.

» Certified to capture a leak rate of 0.37 liters per hour with zero possibility of false alarm

» Precise, conclusive testing is achieved with as much as 6” of water in the tank – no need to pump out tanks completely and no costly disposal problems.

» No fluids are released during testing – an environmental concern, especially with hazardous materials.

» Certified to test tanks up to 30,000 gallons (113,400 liters) containing as little as 5% product; up to 75,000 gallons (283,500 liters) at 60-95% filled capacity.

» Test is controlled by proprietary software that runs on a Laptop. Additionally, all the sounds inside the tank are listened and digitally recorded via the acoustic probe.

» Tank down times are reduced as there is no need for product removal, water filling. Variables associated with vapor pockets, temperature, pressure, vibration and tank calibration accuracy do not affect the VacuTect process.

» Tanks are tested along with their fill and vent lines. Therefore,fill and vent lines are also checked for any leakages under one single test.

» It provides the latest state of all your tank connections, shut-off or check valves, overfill prevention valves, fill and vent lines in the form of a detailed report. Thus you gain access to unique information about your site.

» The vacuum method is the most enviromentally acceptable method as it does not contribute to the loss of fuel through a leak.

» Your problematic products are replaced with the new ones by an expert crew only at the product cost without the need for a second mobilization and labor cost.


» B.A.S.E.E.F.A. approval (Intrinsic Safety Standard Eex ia IIC T4)Certificate No. Ex91C2432X/1 for electric and electronic equipment used in hazardous zones.

» Independently evaluated by the American Midwest Research Institute to confirm that it meets the stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performance standards required for tank testing methods.

» Independently evaluated in the UK by ERA Technology Limited to confirm that the test equipment and system meets all known UK regulatory, safety, and performance standards.

» CSA of Canada Approval for Intrinsic Safety CA/CSA/05/TR227716-1612344 for Tanknology VacuTect Tank Test Probe Model CTM100118.

» TestSafe Australia Certification for Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment, Certificate No.: ANZEx 05.3015R for Tanknology VacuTect Tank Test Probe Model CTM100118.

» STANDARDS: IEC 60079-0: 2000 & IEC 60079-11:1999

» “We are declaring, without any time limitation, that we are not engaged in any test or inspection activity on a site where and if we have provided products or any services that are related to the design, manufacture, supply, installation, purchase, ownership, use or maintenance of the items inspected.

» In the same manner, we are declaring, without any time limitation, that we are not providing any products or services that are related to the design, manufacture, supply, installation, purchase, ownership, use or maintenance of the items inspected, to any site to which we are providing test and inspection services.

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