- Published: July 2013
- REF/ISBN: 9780852936542
- Edition: 3rd
- Status: New
document provides cargo measurement procedures for use primarily by cargo
inspectors and specifies procedures directed at minimising cargo contamination
and losses. In the absence of, or in conjunction with, specific guidelines from
principal(s), the following document should be considered a summary of good
practice used within the industry.
the term ‘measurement’ is used in a general sense, it should be taken to
include all aspects of cargo inspection including (but not limited to) tank
inspection, sampling, laboratory analysis and testing and other superintending
activities, as required by the inspector’s principal(s).
points at which cargo inspectors are required to make their measurements are
described and definitions of the terms used throughout this document are
provided in Annex F. Whenever possible terms approved by API, EI and ISO/TC28
have been adopted.
document also considers the purpose of a cargo inspection and summarises the
general responsibilities. These procedures may become contractual if reference
to them is made in either a nomination or acknowledgement.
matters and related responsibilities are defined and emphasis is placed on the
need for cargo inspectors to be continually conscious that safety requirements
take precedence over all other considerations.
The document describes the detailed procedures which inspectors
are required to follow and provides references to the analytical test methods
and calculations. Reference is made to alternative methods since the procedures
recognise that within the industry opinions may vary regarding the use of test
methods, especially where different methods may be specified by parties and
The Energy Institute (EI) Hydrocarbon Management
Committee is responsible for the production and maintenance of standards and
guidelines covering various aspects of static and dynamic measurement of
petroleum. The Hydrocarbon Management Subcommittee 3 (HMC 3) deals primarily
with the independent inspection issues, focusing in particular on marine
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