Below is a part of my presentation given on Thursday, October 9, 2008 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

My presentation contained 3 parts:

I) Part one of my presentations showed how to obtain a height of a UST from the given volume of a UST, and then using this height to obtain the volume ensuring that both parameters belong to the same UST. The topic was “Obtaining the Volume and the Height (Radius) of a UST”. There are similar programs but they convert product height to the product volume and not volume to height. Obtaining the product height from the product volume is a bit more difficult and requires solving a non-linear equation. If someone wants a free copy of this program, please let me know.

II) Relevance and the importance of the above topic: There are a few companies that have a “Tank Calculator” on their web which goes from height to volume, if someone knows one similar to ours, please let me know. One of the requirements in the protocol “Continuous In Tank Leak.” is to obtain the height from the volume.

III) “Obtaining the lost volume/dimension of a tank” was the title of part two of my presentation. This happens when the owner/operator loses their chart.

Relevance: I remember at least on one occasion someone wanted to know how to obtain the tank dimensions. Their email is probably still there among my old emails.

IV) “Static Versus Dynamic Calculation” this was probably the most important part of my presentation. We now have volumes of data coming from UST (something like 21,600 lines per month from each UST). We also know having more data helps us make better assessment of the condition of the UST. So how are we going to analyze this large amount of data? Analyze the data like some banks, one piece of data at a time? That is when dynamic analysis of the data comes into play. Please visit some of the sites mentioned on my PowerPoint to get a feel for dynamic analysis.

During our meeting, I passed out a copy of my PowerPoint presentation to everyone explaining all the above topics. The same exact PowerPoint may be emailed to those interested individuals. By the way a few attendees sent emails and wanted a copy of the “Tank calculator”.

The 3 files presented at this meeting and may be downloaded are:

Flat_Tank_Height_Finder3; Help_Flat_Tank_Height_Finder