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1 Passive Leak Detection Operation Training October 2014

2 Regulatory Requirements “A cargo tank motor vehicle in other than metered delivery service must have a means to automatically shut off the flow of product without the need for human intervention within 20 seconds of an unintentional release caused by a complete separation of a liquid delivery hose (passive shut down capability)” US code of federal regulations – 49 CFR chapter 173.315 (n) (2) Transport Canada Regulations – CSA B620

3 LDS60


5 System Overview Concept of Passive Leak Detection MC330-331 tank trailers Automatically closes valve in the event of a hose separation Microprocessor based technology System arms when trailer’s “operating air” is enabled Continually monitoring pressures Hose failure causes air valve to exhaust, closing internal valve



8 Mounting Locations Typically protected behind trailer landing gear TEST and RESET buttons should face operator during offloading



11 Probe Location Installed by a US DOT / Transport Canada authorized facility Mounted in the discharge piping of the trailer


13 Suggested Operational Process 1.Set park brake 2.Drop the piping guard 3.Connect the liquid and vapor product hoses to the bulk storage facility 4.Slowly open the internal valve – charging the pump and trailer piping only 5.Slowly open the in-line valve at the trailer hose connection charging the delivery hose

14 Process cont. 6.Slowly open the valve to the storage tank 7.Slowly open the vapor return line from the storage tank – charging the vapor hose (if used) 8.Slowly open the vapor return tank internal valve into the trailer 9.Engage the tractor power take off

15 Process cont. 10.While the system is powered, press and hold the test button – air valve will exhaust, internal valve will close, alarm will sound a “beep, beep, pause, beep, beep, pause” sequence 11.This test verifies the system is receiving a good probe signal. This sound would be present during a delivery if the probe signal was lost 12.After releasing the test button, press the reset button again for a complete system reset *once the trailer system has been tripped, it will be necessary to disengage the PTO and close the trailer / hose valve in order to reopen the internal valve

16 System Maintenance Annual checks recommended Dry air lines Probe connector and Dielectric grease Check +12V and GND connections to ensure they are secure and free of corrosion

17 Daily Check Energize system Press and hold test button – Alarm will BEEP BEEP PAUSE until button is released – Air valve will exhaust air going to the internal valve Press RESET to clear test and re-energize internal valve air supply.


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