|New Regulations in the State of California will require that retailers update existing sites with new technology and equipment, and make sure new sites are built to the specifications required by ARB new enhanced vapor recovery regulation. Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) refers to a new generation of clean nozzles and equipment that control emissions at gasoline dispensing facilities in California.
By April 1, 2009, nearly 13,000 gasoline dispensing facilities in California will need to obtain permits, purchase EVR equipment, and have the installation performed by a certified contractor.
In-Station Diagnostics (ISD) will be required to monitor vapor recovery systems and help keep the environment clean by tracking the performance of vapor recovery equipment and alerting the operator of potential equipment problems. The ISD system tracks several parameters to assess how well the vapor recovery systems are collecting and containing gasoline vapors displaced during vehicle fueling events. Detecting and repairing equipment problems within a short time frame can prevent thousands of gallons of gasoline vapor from escaping into the atmosphere. The ISD system continuously monitors the vapor recovery equipment, maintains test records, provides test reports, generates alarms following test/equipment failures, and shuts down the site upon occurrence of designated alarms.
This class will focus on two ARB-certified In-Station Diagnostic systems: Veeder-Root and INCON. Topics covered will include general information regarding ISD, how to read warning and failure alarms posted by the ISD systems, how to view the diagnostic information, and how to generate and interpret several useful reports. There will also be a site visit associated with this class to gain hands-on experience collecting data from the ISD systems.