Guidance on petroleum road tanker loading (Ripple loading)

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  • Published: March 2015
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852937297
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: New

Ripple loading is a term used in the UK downstream petroleum industry to describe a method of bottom loading petroleum road tankers. There is no generic procedure for ripple loading although many UK terminals have developed quite detailed loading procedures which explain the ripple loading process; however, these procedures differ slightly from terminal to terminal.

This publication provides information on the risk benefits of ripple loading of petroleum tankers and identifies procedural differences between terminals. It also identifies factors to consider when developing a road tanker loading procedure and defines an industry procedure for road tanker loading.

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