RELIABILITY STUDY OF VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS AT SERVICE STATIONS

A study was conducted of the operational reliability of vapor recovery systems at gasoline service stations in San Diego County, California. Periodic inspections at 24 stations were conducted to examine the condition of these systems, to determine their operational status, and to check for detectable gasoline vapor losses from control equipment. The study demonstrated that capture of vapors at the vehicle was more effective with vacuum-assisted systems than with vapor balance systems. However, the reliability of the vacuum-assisted systems was not good in general although there was substantial variation depending upon the type of unit.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Environmental Services, Incorporated

    1930 14th Street
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90405

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
    Research Triangle Park, NC  USA  27709
  • Authors:
    • Bryan, R J
    • Wayne, L G
    • Norton, R L
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/450/3-76/001
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-1405
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM