HM 29. Procedures for petroleum product cargo inspections

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  • Published: July 2013
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852936542
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Status: New

This 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.

Where 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).

The 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.

The 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.

Safety 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 contractors.

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 cargoes.

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