Engineering and Seismic

Our expertise covers the full spectrum of compliance at various jurisdictional levels:

  • EPA -Environmental Protection Agency —Water run-off protection, contamination remediation, heavy metal removal and chemical treatment
  • CWA – Clean Water Act —including the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) under the Clean Water Act
  • NPDES – National Pollutant Elimination Discharge System
  • RCRAFDA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by Food & Drug Administration —including food containers, food processing equipment and water-vending applications
  • NSF – National Sanitation Foundation —NSF International has been testing and certifying chemicals and products used to treat and distribute water since the inception of its Plumbing Products and Wastewater Treatment programs in 1965. Today, the vast majority of drinking water treatment chemicals and system components are tested and certified by NSF to demonstrate that they do not contribute harmful levels of contaminants to drinking water
  • NSF/ANSI Standard 61—This provision is the nationally recognized benchmark for setting the health effect standards for all devices, components and materials that come in contact with drinking water
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Agency —Tank accessibility, ladders, guardrails and platforms for ensuring worker safety

Local Government:

  • UBC – Uniform Building Code —Specific Local Building Department Permit requirements
  • UPC – Uniform Plumbing Code —Tank & Piping accessory requirements
  • UMC – Uniform Mechanical Code —Tank design requirements
  • UFC – Uniform Fire Code —Fire protection equipment specifications, Local fire official requirements
  • County Health & Environment Departments—Tank coating and maintenance issues, hazardous material storage

Industry Standards:

  • AWWA – American Water Works Association —Bolted (D-103) and Welded Tank (D-100) construction and design standards, Seismic design methodology, Coating standards (D-102), Chlorination methods (C-652)
  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association —NFPA 22: Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • API – American Petroleum Institute —12B Bolted Tank Standards, 650: Large Welded tank standards and Appendices, API Specification 12F for Shop Welded Tanks.
  • UL – Underwriters Laboratories —UL 142 for above ground single and double wall tanks, UL 58 for below ground water tank design
  • SSPC – The Society for Protective Coatings —Standards for sandblasting and coatings tolerances and methods
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers —Pressure Vessel Design guidelines
  • AWS – American Welding Society —Welding Procedures and Structural Welding Code
  • FM – Factory Mutual —Insurance Company Fire Protection Equipment Standards