Verify that a sample is drawn from the first tank, after a 30 minute wait, and the tests are performed to
determine if the quality of the product being loading is satisfactory.
Verify that when aviation turbine fuel or kerosene is being loaded, loading and inspection procedures of
COMSCINST 3121.3 (series) of 4 March 1977 and COMSCINST 3121.3 (series) Change 1 of January
1978, subject: Safe Handling of Jet Fuels and Kerosene, are followed:
- Prior to loading, all water will be removed from the vessel pipeline and cargo tank.
- Verify that the initial loading rate does exceed 3 feet per second (about 1,500 barrels per hour
through a 12 inch line) through loading lines into the cargo tanks until the discharge outlet has been
covered by at least 3 feet of the product. Thereafter, the normal loading rate may be resumed.
- Verify that the loading rate of 3 feet per second is applied to the flow of each tank.
- Verify that ullages, water soundings, temperatures, and samples, including the first-in sample, are
not taken of any cargo tank until at least 30 minutes after flow into the tank has ceased. In the
meantime, loading of other tanks may proceed.
PART C - INSPECT LOADING PROCEDURES FOR BARGES
Pre-loading Inspection Procedures. The QSR will ensure the following actions have been taken
prior to approving loading:
Vessel tank inspections.
Vessel tank/internal rust test.
Vessel loading plans.
Quality and quantity determination.
Loading Inspection Procedure.
Verify that a sample is drawn from the tank, after a 30 minute wait, and test are performed to determine
if the quality of the product being loaded is satisfactory.
Verify that samples and tests of the contents of the vessel's cargo tanks during and after loading are
performed to determine product quality.
PART D - PERFORM POST LOADING PROCEDURES FOR TANKERS AND
Witness sampling of vessel cargo tanks.
Monitor cargo tank gaging, temperature determination, and as time will permit, water cuts.
If possible, water will be stripped ashore before the tanker is released.
Determine the quantity of fuel loaded. Quantity of product loaded or shipped will be determined by shore
- Witness shore tank gaging (opening and closing).
- Determine shore and vessel net quantities and ship/shore losses or gains. Tanker and barge
quantities will be based upon shore tank gages. Report and investigate any quantity discrepancy in
excess of 0.5 percent prior to release of the vessel.
Verify that contractor maintains the retain sample for the period designated.
PART E - INSPECT DOCUMENTS COVERING TANKER AND BARGE
Verify that DD Form 250-1, Tanker/Barge Loading Report, Continuation Sheet, and ullage or innage
report are completed.
- If product is loaded from more than one tank, list the test applicable to each tank in separate
columns headed by the tank number.
- The date the product in each was approved and quantity loaded from each tank will be indicated in
the appropriate column.