Verify that dome covers and bottom outlet valves are opened and bottom outlet caps on tank cars are
removed to allow residue from previous cargoes to drain. Do not allow residue to drain on the ground.
Use an approved container.
Inspect outlet valves. If found to be defective, ensure they are replaced or repaired prior to loading.
PART H - MONITOR LOADING OF TANK CARS AND TANK TRUCKS
Verify that all outlet valves and caps are replaced prior to filling.
Verify that all safety precautions are adhered to and observed during loading.
Verify that preventative measures are taken at top-loading facilities to prevent free falling or splashing
during loading operations.
- Verify that discharge hoses and loading arm fill pipes are inserted so that they reach the bottom of
- Verify that the fill rate is slow until the hose or fill pipe is covered by at least six inches of product.
Verify that domes and/or unloading valves in the case of tank cars, and all openings in the case of tank
trucks, are secured and sealed with serially numbered seals immediately after filling.
PART I - INSPECT LOADED TANK CARS AND TANK TRUCKS
Verify that each tank car and tank truck is sampled and tested IAW MIL-HDBK-200, Table III, upon
completion of loading to verify product quality.
Verify that all products that can be visually examined are checked for water and sediment.
Verify that the contractor maintains a record of test results.
Verify quantity of products loaded.
- Quantities shipped by tank car will be determined IAW contract provisions.
- Quantities shipped
by tank truck will
be determined from the truck calibration table, the net weight
product loaded, or by use of a properly calibrated meter.
Verify that contractor maintains the retain samples for the period designated in AR 715-27, Section 6.
PART J - INSPECT DOCUMENTS COVERING TANK CAR AND TANK TRUCK
Verify that the corrected API gravity, provided by the contractor, is annotated on the loading documents.
Inspect prepared documentation for accuracy and completeness.
PART K - PERFORM QUALITY SURVEILLANCE ON PIPELINE MOVEMENTS
These procedures apply to movement of product belonging to, or to be accepted by, the Government, except
movement of contractor-owned product where quality is verified after receipt at a terminal, and prior to
delivery to the Government.
Witness the sampling and full specification into the FOB origin and destination contracts to assure the
product tendered conforms to the applicable requirements.
Verify that only heart cuts are transferred into the FOB acceptance tanks, unless specific exception is
authorized, for FOB destination deliveries.
- Witness sampling and testing of the receipt tanks prior to issue.
- Verify that sampling and testing is performed IAW AR 715-27, Table VI.
Verify that the cutting of batches into pipeline receiving tanks is IAW the provisions of tariffs and
Maintain surveillance over the pipeline operations during the transfer to another carrier and at key points
in the system during movement. Examine records of pumping rates, progress of tenders, extent of
transmit, gravity, and color determination.
Witness the cutting of tenders or batches into pipeline receiving tanks.
Verify the quality of product in pipeline receiving tanks after receipt of the tender or batch.
- Check calculation of net quantity.