Protocols for evaluating leak detection systems in large underground storage tanks have developed ad-hoc over the last two decades without reference to best statistical practices.

UST operators may be concerned that best statistical practices will be difficult to implement by personnel without advanced statistical training.

This white paper gives a non-technical introduction to statistical calibration as practiced in other industries and presents purpose-written statistical software for analyzing leak detection system evaluation data that requires no skills other than data entry.

Technical details, user manuals, and examples are provided in the annexes of this paper.