Measurement and analysis of vapor sensors used at underground storage tank sites

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  • Underground storage -- Safety measures,
  • Gas detectors,
  • Leak detectors

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Statementby Carnegie Mellon Research Institute ; project officer, Katrina E. Varner ; prepared by Marc A. Portnoff, Richard Grace, Jeff Hibner.
ContributionsVarner, Katrina E., Portnoff, Marc A., Grace, Richard., Hibner, Jeff., Carnegie-Mellon Institute of Research., National Exposure Research Laboratory (U.S.)
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Paginationvii, 50 p.
Number of Pages50
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Open LibraryOL17792510M

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