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Class A Certification

5.1.5.1   Materials Selection

Materials selection is crucial to meeting compatibility requirements for the design, construction, installation and operation of UST systems, and ensuring that components will continue to function properly throughout the operational life of the UST system.  

 

However, materials selection is a complicated practice requiring an accurate understanding of the following factors about the materials:

         Corrosion Resistance (discussed on the next two pages)

         Appearance

         Availability

         Compatibility

         Cost

         Fabricability

         Strength Characteristics