(3) Working pressures for each section of the pipeline and the maximum discharge pressure that each
pump station can develop.
(4) Number and location of each pump station.
(5) Stock status and daily requirements.
b. The chief dispatcher and his office must also determine, coordinate, and perform the following:
(1) Type and quantity of product to be pumped.
(2) Destination of each batch.
(3) Interface size and estimated arrival times of interfaces at pump stations and terminals.
(4) Starting and stopping times of all pumping operations.
(5) Pump station pressures and flow rate.
(6) Type of cut to be made with each product interface.
(7) Development of the monthly and daily schedules.
(9) Records based on hourly reports from the pump stations and terminals must be maintained.
(10) Records must be maintained on the quantity of fuel: batched into the pipeline, delivered to locations
along the pipeline, quantity remaining in the pipeline, and the quantity of fuel lost.
(11) Information must be reported daily to higher headquarters; (for example, HHC, QM (Petroleum and
c. The chief dispatcher also has a scheduling and dispatching section. These sections are responsible for:
(1) Preparing the monthly pipeline schedule and a number of operational schedules used to control the
(2) Ensuring that all pumping operations are started, adjusted, and stopped when scheduled to do so. The
3. District Dispatcher Functions.
The district dispatcher controls pumping operations in their district according to the instructions from the chief
dispatcher's office. A district dispatcher has certain freedoms of action in emergencies. The district dispatcher
emergency responsibilities are as follows:
a. To isolate the affected section(s) in case of a line break.
b. To divert upstream pumping into empty storage tankage or order a line shutdown.