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DISCHARGE PROCEDURES- BULK FUELS


PRIOR TO -DISCHARGE PROCEDURES
Sr.No Action
Pre Discharge

Action Party

Make certain you fully understand the delivery arrangements for each
site, including checking the route map to the site in case of a new
customer, before you leave the Camp.

Driver

On arrival, the driver should park the tanker safely near the discharge
point with the assistance of the Site Representative. He should switchoff the delivery tanker master switch, place stoppers on the truck wheels,
and fire extinguisher and warning signs around the discharge area.

Driver and Site


Representative

Look for changes to the site and facilities that may have occurred since
your last visit.

Driver

Where you find a situation you believe is hazardous, report it to both the
owner of the premises and to your supervisor.

Driver

The driver should meet the Site Representative and verify if he is


authorised to receive the product by verifying the site representative
Discharge License (Annex-A) He then hands over the Delivery Ticket
& Pre-Discharge Checklist or PDC to the site representative. (Apply
Stop Work in the event of an un authorised person receiving the truck.
Inform journey manager of the Stop Work immediately who will
resolve the issue by escalating it to Distribution Scheduling Support
team.)

Driver

After receiving the Delivery Ticket & PDC, the Site Representative
should verify the availability of sufficient ullage in each of the receiving
tanks to safely receive the intended load. This is normally done by taking
a printed report from the Automatic Tank Gauging system normally
referred to as ATG or in case the site does not have an ATG system, or
if the system is not working, ullage should be verified manually using a
dip stick.

Site Representative

After ullage verification, the Site Representative should


confirm the discharge sequence on the PDC sheet by
specifying the tank number (tank number marked on each
underground tank) under each compartment (Annex-B).

Site Representative

The Site Representative and driver should do a final


cross-check of the pre-discharge measures before starting
product discharge which includes;

Driver and Site


Representative

a) The driver should connect bonding cable from


tanker to the designated bonding point on the site
tank before connecting any hose.
b) The driver should look around to ensure that
nobody is smoking around the area and there are
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no other open flames.
c) The driver should open the bottom valve and
check that product is available through the side
glass.
d) The driver and the Site Representative should
check that the seal used to secure the electronic
key of the Abloy System is not tampered with and
the serial number on the seal matches that on the
Delivery Ticket.
e) The Site Representative should break the seal to
collect the electronic key.
f)

The driver should visually check if all hoses,


couplings and connections are in good order.

Before connecting each hose, the driver should ensure


that discharge valve on the tanker is closed.

Driver

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Both driver and site representative to discuss and


agree hose connection on PDC and trace/draw the hose
line up (Annex-B).
The driver should connect hoses between the tanker and
the appropriate tank fill point as per the configuration
shown on the PDC sheet.

Driver and Site


Representative

The driver should shake the hose coupling after


connecting each one of them to ensure that they are
secure. Extra care should be taken when discharging at
above ground tanks to ensure that the hoses are securely
connected to withstand the additional pressure caused by
the need to use the fuel tanker pump to push the product
into above ground tanks

Driver

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Discharge
Before starting discharge, both driver and Site
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Representative should physically verify that the
connections between the tanker discharge points and
stations tank fill points are done correctly as per PDC.
This also includes physically matching product type
mentioned on the tanker discharge grade plate with the
corresponding tank fill point.
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Both driver and site representative to sign the PDC in


the designated boxes after physical verification of each
connection (Annex-B).
In the event of multi product discharge- always discharge
one product type at one time.
Both driver and Site Representative should be present
throughout the discharge. If either has to leave for any
reason, discharging must be discontinued.
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Driver and Site


Representative

Driver and Site


Representative
Driver
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Post-Discharge
The driver should confirm that the product in each tanker
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compartment has been fully offloaded using the side glass
located on the side of each compartment discharge point.

Driver

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The Site Representative should do the same


verification before the driver finally closes the discharge
valve and disconnect the corresponding hose.

Site Representative

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Both the driver and Site Representative should check


that the connection is secure and connected correctly
when changing the hose connection from one
compartment or tank to another.

Driver and Site


Representative

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After the discharge had been completed, the driver


should ensure that all valves are securely closed before
disconnecting the hoses.

Driver

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The driver should remove the hoses carefully to avoid


any injury and reconfirm that each compartment is empty
by draining the remaining contents into the designated
wire bonded bucket.

Driver

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Finally, the driver should remove the bonding cable after


completing all discharge activities.
The Site Representative should sign & stamp all
documents and confirm receipt of the full load.
Before moving the vehicle, driver should walk around it to ensure that
no equipment is left in the area of the delivery, that all equipment (hoses,
fittings etc.) is safely stowed away and the area is free from obstructions.
Beware of pedestrians, low clearances and narrow widths as you drive
off.

Driver

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Site Representative
Driver

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS

STOP WORK to be applied by retailer or driver in the event of any unsafe act.
Always be aware of the need to minimise the risk of back injuries or strains in manual handling tasks
such as lifting and draining hoses or lifting other equipment. Always lift loads keeping your back as
straight as possible, using the strength of your legs and lifting smoothly without jerking.
After the discharge of each compartment is completed, close the tank outlet valve, disconnect the hose at
the truck end and drain it into the receiving tank, taking care to avoid spillage.
The driver must not drop hose ends onto the ground as this causes damage and in soft ground sand can
be admitted into the hose affecting the quality of the next delivery.
A vehicle PTO powered pump may be used only for Gas Oil.
Do not engage the PTO without using the clutch.
It may be necessary to flush the pump and meter to prevent product contamination.
Hose Camlock levers must be wired closed during pumping to eliminate the possibility of hoses
becoming disconnected.
Pumping rates should be adjusted to reduce splashing and frothing.

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After closing vehicle valves, allow air to be pumped for a sufficient time to clear the hose. The
exception to this is in the case of long hose-reel metered deliveries, when the hose must remain full.

ANNEXTURE-A
Sample Discharge Licence

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ANNEXTURE-B
Pre Discharge Checklist

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ANNEXTURE-B (contd)

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