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UST Systems Inspecting and Maintaining Sumps and Spill Buckets


Quiz Questions

1.UST owners/operators should ensure that only qualified personnel conduct inspection and maintenance activities.
True
False
2. Sumps, including the sumps beneath dispensers, sumps around the submersible pump (turbine) head1, transition/intermediate sumps, and spill buckets are not common sources of releases.
True
False
3.If you perform sump inspection and maintenance activities, you should be experienced and aware of hazards and safety issues.
True
False
4.You should properly mark off your work area and take appropriate steps to protect yourself. You should not have the following items like Orange safety vest, hard hat (for construction sites), Chemical resistant gloves, etc.
True
False
5.Be aware of the possibility of explosive or harmful vapors when inspecting and maintaining sumps. Avoid breathing in petroleum vapors.
True
False
6.A __________ is a subsurface area (pit) designed to provide access to equipment located below ground and, when contained, to prevent liquids from releasing into the environment.
Safety area
Sump
7.Uncontained sumps have sides and a bottom, are designed to be liquid tight, and may have a special cover designed to keep out water
True
False
8. Turbine sumps are designed to provide access to piping, flex connectors, shear valves, and other equipment located beneath the dispenser.
True
False
9.Turbine sump lids generally range from ________________ in diameter and can be round, oval, square, or rectangular in shape.
2 to 3 feet
3 to 4 feet
10.Transition/intermediate sumps are less common than other sumps, but can be found along the piping runs that connect the tanks to the dispensers, and are designed to provide access to the piping.
True
False
11.Spill buckets typically range in size from__________________, and lids range from 1 to 2 feet in diameter.
1 to 15 gallons
5 to 25 gallons
12.Square, rectangular, or oval sump lids cannot fall through the opening and damage the piping, submersible pump, or tank.
True
False
13.Generally, sumps will have a traffic load rated lid, beneath which may be either direct access to the equipment or, if contained, an inner lid covering the contained area.
True
False
14.A test boot is found on secondarily-contained piping and is a flexible sleeve usually made of rubber with a valve located either at the entry to the sump or on the piping in the sump. It is used to test the space between the inner and outer piping walls for tightness.
True
False
15.When inspecting the piping and equipment in your sumps, the condition that the piping in a fiberglass piping could be cracked, delaminated, or otherwise degraded is ignored.
True
False
16.If the drain valve is left open, then it will not act as a vent.
True
False
17.If the drain valve is left open, it can allow water and debris to enter your tank.
True
False
18.One could always pump fuel from your spill buckets into storm or sewer drains as a method of disposal.
True
False
19.Improper disposal can contaminate surface and groundwater, result in vapor/explosion hazards, damage sewage treatment plants, and may be in violation of state or federal law.
True
False
20.If your spill bucket is always dry, this may be an indication that it is not able to contain product. You may need to test to ensure it is liquid tight.
True
False