14. Daily Pumping Order.
There is no prescribed format for a pumping order; however, it should be written in such a manner that the
personnel working on the pipeline understand exactly what is supposed to happen. See Figure 1-5 for a sample.
Here are a few general guidelines to use when preparing the order:
a. Show the time in chronological sequence; for example, 0001 through 2400; give definite times for
specific actions; show the arrival times of the interfaces.
b. Show each terminal from base (first) terminal through intermediate terminals and any pump stations to
the head (last) terminal.
c. Give specific orders for the respective terminals and stations. State orders briefly but clearly.
d. Designate all products by batch numbers.
e. Specify amounts of products to be handled and type of interface cuts.
f. Remember simplicity is the most important factor and is the key to success.
EXAMPLE: Daily Pumping Order:
Date: 3 Jul.
0001 -- begin pumping "Batch, 1-67, MOGAS into the
pipeline for 3 hours" (total product for
batch 1-67 = 6 Mbbl)
0300 -- begin pumping "Batch, 2-50, jet fuel into the
pipeline for 7 hours" (total product for
batch 2-50 = 7 Mbbl)
1000 -- begin pumping "Batch, 1-68, MOGAS, into the
pipeline for 6 hours" (total product for
batch 1-68 = 12 Mbbl)
1600 -- begin pumping "Batch, 3-52, diesel, into the
pipeline for 4 hours" (total product for
batch 3-52 = 8 Mbbl)
0800 -- pipeline static from intermediate through to
head terminal. Line static from 0800 through
0800 -- begin receiving "Batch, 2-49, jet fuel, into the
terminal for 5 hours"