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Version: 8
FOSFA Documentation valid from September Valid date: 01.09.2011
2011

This document consists of following FOSFA documents:-

• FOSFA List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes – valid per 1 September 2011


• FOSFA List of Banned Immediate Previous Cargoes – valid per 1 January 2008
• FOSFA Combined Masters Certificate – valid per 1 September 2011
• FOSFA Qualifications and Operation Procedures for ships engaged in the
carriage of oils and fats in bulk for edible and oleo-chemical use valid per 1
January 2010
• FOSFA Heating Instructions in respect of bulk shipment of oils and fats – valid
per September 2011
• FOSFA Certificate of Compliance, cleanliness and suitability of ship’s tank –
valid per 1 September 2011

FOSFA List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes

Considering that there is no data concerning the Acceptable Daily Intake of jatropha
oil, known to be poisonous, it has been caveated in the Acceptable List as not being
an acceptable vegetable oil previous cargo.

FOSFA Heating Instructions

The FOSFA Heating Recommendations have been revised to reflect PORAM’s


amendments of its Heating Instructions with respect to the recommended range of
temperatures for Palm Stearin (crude/processed), during voyage and at the time of
loading/discharging.

Please note that the FOSFA Heating Instructions in Respect of Bulk Shipment of
Oils and Fats have also been updated to 1 September 2011 (texts unchanged) for
completeness in this amendment service.

FOSFA Combined Masters Certificate and FOSFA Certificate of Complianc,


Suitability and Cleanliness of Ship’s Tank

The Master Certificate and the Certificate of Compliance have been amended, at 9
and 10, and at 9 respectively, in order to avoid confusion regarding the use of
thermal heating fluids as a heating medium.
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FOSFA LIST OF ACCEPTABLE PREVIOUS CARGOES


(giving synonyms and alternative chemical names)

Acetic acid (ethanoic acid; vinegar acid; methane carboxylic acid)


Acetic anhydride (ethanoic anhydride)
Acetone (dimethylketone; 2-propanone)
Acid oils and fatty acid distillates - from vegetable oils and fats and/or mixtures thereof and animal
and marine fats and oils.
Ammonium hydroxide (ammonium hydrate; ammonia solution; aqua ammonia)
Ammonium polyphosphate
Animal, marine and vegetable oils and fats including hydrogenated oils and fats - other than cashew
shell nut oil and tall oil and jatropha oil.
Beeswax
Benzyl alcohol - pharmaceutical and reagent grades only
Beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic including fruit juices and potable water NOTE: potable
water is acceptable only where the immediate previous cargo is on the FOSFA Acceptable List.
n-Butyl acetate
sec-Butyl acetate
tert-Butyl acetate
Calcium ammonium nitrate
Calcium chloride solution
Calcium lignosulphonate (sulphite lye, lignin liquor)
Calcium nitrate
Candelilla wax
Carnauba wax (Brazil wax)
Caustic potash (potassium hydroxide)
Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide; sodium hydrate; lye; white caustic)
Cyclohexane (hexamethylene; hexanaphthene; hexalhydrobenzene)
Cyclohexanol (hexahydrophenol)
Cyclohexanone (pimelic ketone; ketohexamethylene)
Dairy products
Epoxidised soyabean oil - with a minimum 7% oxirane oxygen content.
Ethanol (ethyl alcohol; spirits)
Ethyl acetate (acetic ester; acetic ether; vinegar naphtha)
Ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE)
2-Ethylhexanol (2-ethylhexyl alcohol)
Fatty acids:
Butyric acid (n-butyric acid; butanoic acid; ethyl acetic acid; propyl formic acid)
Valeric acid (n-pentanoic acid; valerianic acid)
Caproic acid (n-hexanoic acid)
Heptoic acid (n-heptanoic acid)
Caprylic acid (n-octanoic acid)
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Pelargonic acid (n-nonanoic acid)


Capric acid (n-decanoic acid)
Lauric acid (n-dodecanoic acid)
Lauroleic acid (dodecenoic acid)
Myristic acid (n-tetradecanoic acid)
Myristoleic acid (n-tetradecenoic acid)
Palmitic acid (n-hexadecanoic acid)
Palmitoleic acid (cis-9-hexadecenoic acid)
Stearic acid (n-octadecanoic acid)
Ricinoleic acid (cis 12-hydroxy octadec-9-enoic acid; castor oil acid)
Oleic acid (n-octadecenoic acid)
Linoleic acid (9,12-octadecadienoic acid)
Linolenic acid (9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid)
Arachidic acid (eicosanoic acid)
Behenic acid (docosanoic acid)
Erucic acid (cis 13-docosenoic acid)
Fatty alcohols - natural alcohols
Butyl alcohol (1-butanol; butyric alcohol)
Caproyl alcohol (1-hexanol; hexyl alcohol)
Enanthyl alcohol (1-heptanol; heptyl alcohol)
Capryl alcohol (1-n-octanol; heptyl carbinol; methyl hexyl carbinol)
Nonyl alcohol (alcohol C-9, 1-nonanol; pelargonic alcohol; octyl carbinol)
Decyl alcohol (1-decanol)
Lauryl alcohol (n-dodecanol; dodecyl alcohol)
Myristyl alcohol (1-tetradecanol; tetradecanol)
Cetyl alcohol (alcohol C-16; 1-hexadecanol; cetylic alcohol; palmityl alcohol; n-primary hexadecyl
alcohol)
Stearyl alcohol (1-octadecanol)
Oleyl alcohol (octadecenol)
Lauryl myristyl alcohol (C12 - C14 blend)
Cetyl stearyl alcohol (C16 -C18 blend)
Fatty alcohols - synthetic primary alcohols (C9 – C15)
Fatty acid esters – mono-alkyl esters of fatty acids produced by the reaction of oils and fats and fatty
acids with an alcohol
Formic acid (methanoic acid; hydrogen carboxylic acid)
Fructose (D-fructose; levulose)
Glucose (glucose syrup; corn syrup; dextrose solution)
Glycerine (glycerol; glycerin; glycyl alcohol; trihydric alcohol)
Glycols:
Butylene glycol and butanediol (1,3-butylene glycol; 1,3-butanediol; 1,4-butylene glycol; 1,4-
butanediol; 2,3 butylene glycol; 2,3-butanediol)
Polypropylene glycol (PG)
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Propylene glycol (1,2 propylene glycol: 1,2-propanediol; 1,2-dihydroxypropane;
monopropylene glycol (MPG); methyl glycol)
1,3-Propylene glycol (trimethylene glycol; 1,3-propanediol)
n-Heptane (dipropylmethane)
n-Hexane
Hydrogen peroxide
Isobutanol (isobutyl alcohol; 2-methyl-1-propanol; isopropylcarbinol)
Isobutyl acetate
Isodecanol (isodecyl alcohol)
Isononanol (isononyl alcohol)
Isooctanol (isooctyl alcohol)
Isopropanol (IPA; isopropyl alcohol; 2-propanol; dimethyl carbinol)
Kaolin slurry
Limonene (dipentene)
Magnesium chloride solution (magnogene)
Methanol (methyl alcohol)
Methyl acetate
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK; 2-butanone)
Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK; hexone; 4-methyl-2-pentanone; iso propylacetone)
Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)
Molasses
n-Nonane (nonyl hydride)
Paraffin wax -edible grade
Pentane (amyl hydride)
Phosphoric acid (ortho phosphoric acid)
Propane-1-ol (propyl alcohol; 1-proponal)
n-Propyl acetate
Propylene tetramer (tetrapropylene; dodecene)
Silicon dioxide (microsilica)
Sodium silicate (water glass)
Sorbitol (d-sorbitol; hexahydric alcohol; d-sorbite)
Sulphuric acid
Urea (carbamide)
Urea ammonia nitrate solution (UAN)
White mineral oil (liquid paraffin oil) – edible grade
Wine lees (vinasses, vinaccia, argol, vini, argil arcilla, weinstein, crude cream of tartare, crude

potassium biturate)

Restrictions beyond the Immediate Previous Cargo


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Leaded products shall not be carried as the three previous cargoes.

Ethylene Dichloride and Styrene Monomer (both of which are on the FOSFA Banned List) shall not be
carried as the three previous cargoes in organic coated tanks, or as the last cargo in stainless steel and
inorganic coated tanks
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1 January 2008

FOSFA LIST OF BANNED IMMEDIATE PREVIOUS CARGOES


(giving synonyms and alternative chemical names)

Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH; alpha-hydroxyisobutyronitrile; 2-methyllactonitrile)


Acrylic acid (acroleic acid; propenoic acid)
Acrylonitrile (ACN; 2-propenenitrile; vinyl cyanide)
Adiponitrile (1,4-dicyanobutane)
Aniline (phenylamine; aminobenzene)
n-Butylacrylate
tert-Butylacrylate
Carbon tetrachloride (CTC; tetrachloromethane; perchloromethane)
Cardura E (tradename for a glycidyl esters of versatic 911 acid)
Cashew nut shell oil (CNSL; cashew nut shell liquid)
Crude mineral oil
Dibutylamine
Diethanolamine (DEA; di(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine)
Diethylenetriamine
Di-isopropylamine
Dipropylamine
m-Divinylbenzene (DVB; vinylstyrene)
Epichlorohydrin (EPI; Chloropropylene oxide)
Epoxy resins (uncured)
Ethyl acrylate
*Ethylene dichloride (EDC; 1,2-dichloroethane)
2-Ethylhexyl acrylate
Ethanolamine (MEA; monoethanolamine; colamine; 2-aminoethanol; 2-hydroxyethylamine)
Ethylenediamine (1,2-diaminoethane)
Furfuryl alcohol (furyl carbinol)
Glutaraldehyde
Heavy mineral oil – oils other than crude oils having either a density at 15ºC higher than 950 kg/m³ or
a kinematic viscosity at 50º higher than 180 mm²/s, with the exception of lubricating oil without
additives (base oil)
Hexamethylenediamine (1,6-diaminohexane; 1,6-hexanediamine)
lsocyanates
These include:
Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI)
Polyphenyl polymethylene isocyanate (PAPI)
Di-phenyl methane di-isocyanate (MDI)
Methyl isocyanate
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Lube oil additives


Methyl acrylate
Methyl methacrylate monomer
Methyl styrene monomer (vinyl toluene)
alpha-Methyl styrene monomer (AMS)
para-Methyl styrene monomer (PMS)
Morpholine (tetrahydro-1,4-oxazine)
Morpholine ethanol (n-hydroxyethylmorpholine)
Perchloroethylene (PCE; perc; tetrachloroethylene)
Phthalates
These include:
Di-allyl phthalate (DAP)
Di-iso decyl phthalate (DIDP)
Di-iso nonyl phthalate (DINP)
Di-iso octyl phthalate (DIOP)
Di-octyl phthalate (DOP)
n-Propylamine
Propylene oxide (Methyl oxirane; 1,2-epoxypropane)
Pyridine
*Styrene monomer (vinylbenzene; phenylethylene; cinnamene)
Tall oil (tallol; liquid rosin)
Tall oil fatty acid equivalent to ASTM type Ill
Transformer oils of PCB type
Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM)
Vinyl chloride monomer (VC; chloroethane; chloroethylene)

Restrictions beyond the Immediate Previous Cargo

Leaded products shall not be carried as the three previous cargoes.

* Ethylene Dichloride and Styrene Monomer shall not be carried as the three previous cargoes in
organic coated tanks, or as the last cargo in stainless steel and inorganic coated tanks.
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1 September 2011

FOSFA COMBINED MASTERS CERTIFICATE

Ship………………………………….. Voyage No ……………………………………….


Year Built …………………………… Official No …………………………………………
Owners ……………………………… Operator…………………………………………
In respect of carriage of (tonnage) ….. Description……………………………………….
Loaded/Ex Transhipment at ………… For shipment to……………………………….
(Load Port) (Discharge Port)

In Ships Tanks No(s)………………………………………


*Shippers/Charterers ...................................................................

I state that

1. The above named vessel is classed with -


(Society) ..........................................................................................
Certificate No ........................................................ Issued at ……………………
Dated …………………………………. which currently remains in force. The oil tight
integrity of all cargo compartments is a condition of such classification.

2. The named ship complies with the FOSFA Qualifications and Operational Procedures.

3. Tank heating is by *immersed coils/heat exchanger. Coils, tubes and shell as applicable are
of stainless steel construction, and were tested on………………………. (date) to not less
than…………………Kpa………………..bars for a period of……...and found tight.

4. Copper and its alloys such as brass, bronze or gun metal are not present in any part of the
system installation and means of transport that has contact with the oils or fats.

5. Tank access/cleaning hatches are staunch and tight with suitable packing and gaskets
compatible with the cargo.

6. All internal structural members are self-draining.

7. Tank(s) is (are) * mild steel/mild steel coated/stai n less steel construction.

8. Where applicable tank coating(s) is (are) ................................... which is (are) fit for food
grade products/carriage of oils and fats.

9. In the tank heating system, heating medium is *hot water, steam.


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10. For contamination control purposes, if the vessel also has a thermal heating fluid system, the
thermal heating fluid is ……………………………………………………
11. Cargo lines are *stainless steel/mild steel with sufficient drain valves to ensure complete
clearing and draining of the system.

12. The tank(s) has (have) not contained, as the last three cargoes, any leaded products.

13. The three previous cargoes were as follows:


Ships Tanks No Last Cargo Second Last Cargo Third Last Cargo

In each tank the percentage of the immediate previous cargo was not less than 60 percent
by volume of the tank.

14. Subject tanks have been cleaned after immediate previous cargoes using cleaning methods
as noted below:

........................................................................................................................................................... .

15. Subject tanks were/were not * re-coated/passivated prior to loading.

Signed ............................................... * Captain/Chief Officer

Ship ..................................

Date ..................................

*Delete which is inapplicable


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1 January 2010

FOSFA QUALIFICATIONS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR SHIPS


ENGAGED IN THE CARRIAGE OF OILS AND FATS IN BULK FOR EDIBLE AND
OLEO-CHEMICAL USE

A. FOSFA QUALIFICATIONS

1. Classification
1.1 Ships shall be fully classed by a classification society in membership of the International
Association of Classification Societies.

2. Cargo Tanks and Cargo Handling Facilities


2.1 Copper and its alloys such as brass, bronze or gun metal shall not be used for any part of the
system installation and means of transport that has contact with the oils or fats.

2.2 Tanks
2.2.1 Tanks, other than those of stainless steel, shall be coated, with the exception of mild steel tanks
as specified in the FOSFA Operational Procedures. Only coatings suitable for food grade
products and for the carriage of the oils or fats shall be used. Zinc silicate coated tanks shall not
be used for crude oil unless the acid value is 1 or under.

2.2.2 No closed blisters or loose splits shall be allowed in a coated tank. If after initial cleaning any
blisters or loose splits are present they shall be opened by the ships staff to determine whether
any cargo residue remains behind. If residue found, tank to be recleaned.

2.2.3 Mild steel exposure in coated tanks to be minimal with no loose scale.

2.2.4 Ships tanks which have been newly coated or fully re-coated, or stainless steel tanks that have
been cleaned and passivated under the supervision of a qualified independent surveyor in a
drydock/shipyard/repair facility where the ship must have spent a minimum period of 7
consecutive days, shall be considered as new buildings. Cargoes carried prior to the date of
such coating or passivation shall not be considered as relevant. The shipowner is required to
provide the independent certification of such procedures and to declare the three previous
cargoes carried.

2.3 Heating Systems


2.3.1 Heating coils within tanks, and tubes and internal shell of heat exchangers shall be of stainless
steel construction only.

2.3.2 Heat transfer medium shall be fully described on the FOSFA Combined Master’s Certificate.

2.4 Cargo Handling Facilities


2.4.1 Cargo lines shall preferably be of stainless steel construction with sufficient drain valves.

2.4.2 All valves which may come into contact with oils or fats shall preferably be of stainless steel
construction.

2.4.3 Tank access/cleaning hatches to be staunch and tight with suitable packing and gaskets
compatible with the cargo.

2.4.4 All internal structural members in tanks to be self-draining.

B. FOSFA OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

1. Compliance of Vessel Receiving Cargo


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1.1 Ship shall comply with the requirements of the FOSFA Qualifications for ships engaged in the
carriage of oils and fats, in bulk.

1.2 Ship shall comply with the provisions of the FOSFA Operational Procedures for ships engaged
in the carriage of oils and fats, in bulk as applicable to the cargo and voyage designated in
these Operational Procedures, including:

a. Certification in the form of a FOSFA Certificate of Compliance, Cleanliness and


Suitability of Ship’s Tank issued by a FOSFA Member Superintendent.

b. Certification in the form of a FOSFA Combined Master’s Certificate signed by the


Captain/First Officer or an equivalent statement signed by the ship's owners or
authorised agent, applicable before any loading or cargo transfer.

2. Tank/Cargo History

Previous Cargoes by Vessel and Voyage Type

2.1 Ocean carriers: the immediate previous cargo in the tank shall not have been a product
appearing on the FOSFA List of Banned Immediate Previous Cargoes or shall have been a
product appearing on the FOSFA List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes (whichever is
appropriate) currently in force at the date of Bill of Lading.

2.2 Transhipment vessels receiving cargo for carriage to or from the ocean carrier: the previous
three cargoes in the tank shall have been products appearing on the FOSFA List of Acceptable
Previous Cargoes except that in segregated stainless steel tanks, lines and pumps the
immediate previous cargo for such tanks, lines and pumps shall be on the FOSFA List of
Acceptable Previous Cargoes, currently in force at the date of the Bill of Lading, with the
additional exception that transhipment vessels may have mild steel tanks provided the previous
three cargoes have been oils and fats for edible and oleo-chemical use and/or molasses.

Note: Transhipment in this context is the physical transfer of oils and fats whether by direct
bord-a-bord transfer or via a direct shore pipeline, from one ship to another for the purpose of
pre-carrying to the ocean carrier at load-port or on-carrying from the ocean carrier at a
customary transhipment port in the area of destination under a through Bill of Lading.

2.3 Short sea voyage vessels (which are vessels used to carry oils and fats for edible and oleo-
chemical use for further processing from load port to final destination, provided the distance
does not exceed 2,000 nautical miles): vessels with mild steel tanks shall be allowed provided
the three previous cargoes have been oils and fats for edible and oleo-chemical use and/or
molasses.

2.4 In all cases the immediate previous cargo shall have been not less than 60 percent by volume
of the tank and shall have been loaded into that tank either from a shore facility or from road
car/rail car, a barge/coaster/transhipment vessel.

2.5 a. Where the second last cargo is on the Banned List, the pumping of a product not on the
Banned List from one tank to another during the voyage will not render the tank as acceptable.

b. Where the second last cargo is not on the Acceptable List, the pumping of an
acceptable immediate previous cargo from one tank to another during the voyage will not
render the tank as acceptable.

2.6 The Restrictions relating to previous cargoes beyond the Immediate Previous Cargo, as set out
in the FOSFA List of Banned Immediate Previous Cargoes and the FOSFA List of Acceptable
Previous Cargoes, shall apply.

3. Inspection and Certification


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3.1 Prior to receiving cargo ship’s tanks and related cargo handling systems should be fully
inspected for cleanliness by a FOSFA Member Superintendent in accordance with the FOSFA
Code of Practice for Member Superintendents, Part One. Inspections shall be certified in the
FOSFA Certificate of Compliance, Cleanliness and Suitability of Ship’s Tank.

3.2 Before any loading of, or transhipment to the ocean carrier, a statement in the form of the
FOSFA Combined Masters Certificate shall be handed to the sellers/shippers or their
superintendent.

3.3 In the case of transhipment from the ocean carrier, a statement in the form of the FOSFA
Combined Masters Certificate shall be handed to the Bill of Lading holders or receivers or their
superintendents, before commencement of discharge at the port of final destination.

3.4 In the event transhipment is arranged where no superintendent is present, a statement in the
form of the FOSFA Combined Masters Certificate, or an equivalent statement, together with a
certificate of cleanliness of ship's tank and related cargo handling systems signed by the
Captain/First Officer shall be handed to the Bill of Lading holders or receivers or their
superintendents, before commencement of discharge at the port of final destination.

3.5 Transhipment shall only be allowed under a through Bill of Lading and shall be restricted to the
area of origin and/or customary transhipment ports in the area of destination, provided that the
transhipment at origin is completed within the original contract shipment period and/or agreed
extension period, except where transhipment takes place to protect the Master’s rights and the
ship’s obligations under Maritime Law.

4. Cargo Heating Instructions

In the absence of heating instructions from charterers, the FOSFA Heating Instructions (A5 –
A8) or the relevant PORAM Heating Instructions, whichever are applicable, shall be followed
and the temperature of the oil or fat shall be recorded daily. If required by receivers, a chart
signed by the Master or authorised agent shall be provided.

5. Operational Practices

5.1 Physical operations at loading and discharging shall be conducted in accordance with the
FOSFA Code of Practice for Member Superintendents, Part One.

5.2 Two samples shall be taken at the commencement of loading at origin -


(a) a line sample at the deck of each cargo loaded; and
(b) a first one-foot sample for each ship's tank loaded.

5.3 If cargo was loaded through shore hose directly into ship's tank/s (bypassing ship's lines), the
receivers at the discharge port to supply suitable pre-pumping containers. Ship shall pre-pump
ashore to ensure cargo lines are free of contamination. Pre-pumping shall only be required
when there is concern as to the immediate previous cargo. All pre-pumping time to count as
used laytime.

5.4 The lines and pumps system/s serving the oils and fats tank/s shall be dedicated to oils and fats
during the entire voyage. Oils and fats systems shall not be cross connected to any other cargo
system to ensure complete segregation.

5.5 Pumping from one tank to another on the same ship is not permitted except for the
requirements of safety, cargo worthiness and seaworthiness. Where pumping from one tank to
another takes place, the Master shall provide a statement certifying the cleanliness of the ship’s
tank/s and related handling system and the three previous cargoes in the tank/s to which the oil
or fat is transferred and confirm the percentage by volume of the immediate previous cargo in
the tank/s and the reasons for the transfer, signed by himself or authorised agent, to the Bill/s of
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Lading holders and/or receivers or their superintendents at the port of destination before
commencement of discharge.

5.6 Prior to discharge all additional handling systems such as hoses and deck manifolds shall be
inspected for cleanliness by a FOSFA Member Superintendent. At the commencement of
discharge, line samples shall be taken at the ship's permanent connection for each cargo
unloaded. Samples to be inspected for appearance and odour.
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1 September 2011

FOSFA HEATING INSTRUCTIONS IN RESPECT OF BULK SHIPMENT OF OILS AND FATS


(In the following text the word oil shall be understood to mean oil/fat)

1. Shippers shall ensure that the temperature of the oil during delivery into the tank(s) of a ship is
that at which the oils is usually handled and where heat is applied that the temperature in no
case exceeds that given in the appropriate table.

2. Master shall supply to cargo receivers a statement showing the cargo temperature at loading
and a chart on which the daily temperatures after loading have been recorded. The chart shall
be signed by the Master or authorised officer.

3. Shippers shall supply the following instructions with regard to heating of oil during the voyage:

3.1 Ship’s tanks fitted with heating coils

3.1.1 On completion of loading, ship’s coils shall be completely covered with oil.

3.1.2 Heating shall be effected by hot water or, where this is impracticable, by low pressure saturated
steam. Pressures shall not exceed 1.5 bar gauge.

3.1.3 During the voyage the oil shall be maintained in accordance with the temperatures set out in the
Heating Recommendations.

3.1.4 In sufficient time prior to arrival at port of discharge, heat shall be applied gradually to ensure
that the temperature of the oil at time of discharge is in accordance with the temperatures set
out in the Heating Recommendations. The cargo shall be maintained within this range of
temperatures throughout the discharge.

3.1.5 In order to avoid any damage to the quality of the oil, it is essential that heat is applied
gradually. A sudden increase in temperature must be avoided as it will almost certainly result in
damage to the oil.

3.1.6 The increase in temperature of the oil during any period of 24 hours shall never exceed 5°C.

3.1.7 As far as practicable, top and bottom temperatures shall be maintained at equal levels; the
difference between these two temperatures shall never exceed 5°C.

3.1.8 The temperatures referred to above are the average of top, middle and bottom readings. The
top reading shall be taken at about 30 cm (one foot) below the surface of the oil. The bottom
readings shall be taken:

a. In tanks which have bottom coils at 30 cm (one foot) above the level of the coils;

b. In tanks which have side coils but no bottom coils, at a point about two feet (60 cm) from
the bottom of the tank and about 30 cm (one foot) from the side coils.

3.1.9 The temperatures indicated in 3.1.4 above are applicable under normal conditions ruling at port
of discharge. In the event of abnormal conditions (such as extremely low air or water
temperatures), receivers, either directly or through their appointed representatives, may vary
the temperatures stated and instruct shipowners or their agents accordingly. Details of any
such variations shall be duly recorded and advised to shippers or their representatives. If there
is more than one receiver of the oil ex one ship’s tank:
a. All receivers from that tank should be in agreement to the proposed variations in the
temperatures stated in 3.1.4 above;
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b. Shipper’s representatives at port of discharge shall endeavour to reconcile requirements
of the individual receivers.

3.2 For tanks with heat exchangers


All instructions under paragraph 3.1 are applicable except for 3.1.1 and in 3.18; the bottom
temperature should be taken 30 cm (one foot) above tank bottom.

3.3 Bulk oils not normally requiring heating during the voyage
If it is envisaged that the temperature of the oil at the time of discharge will be below the
minimum figure indicated in the schedule, the oil must be heated at not more than 5°C per 24
hours until the required discharge temperature is reached.

3.4 Bulk oils shipped in tanks by vessels whose voyages by sea or inland waterway do not
exceed 5 days

The oil must be loaded at a temperature which will enable the discharge temperature to be
reached by raising the temperature of the oil by not more than 5°C per 24 hours.
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FOSFA HEATING RECOMMENDATIONS

TEMPERATURES TEMPERATURES AT SEE


DURING VOYAGE DISCHARGE NOTE
OIL TYPE Min (°C) Max (°) Min (°C) Max (°C)
Castor Oil 20 25 30 35
Coconut Acid Oil 27 32 40 45
Coconut Oil 27 32 40 45
Cottonseed Oil Ambient 20 25 2
Fish Acid Oil 20 25 35 40
Fish Oil 20 25 25 30
Grapeseed Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Grease 37 42 50 55
Groundnut Oil Ambient 20 25 2
Hydrogenated Oils Various Various 3
Illipe Butter 37 42 50 55
Fatty Acid Methyl Esters
(FAME) from Maize / Rapeseed/ Ambient Ambient 2
Soyabean / Sunflower
Fatty Acid Methyl Esters
(FAME) from Coconut / Palm / 25 30 30 40
Palm Kernel / Tallow
Lard 38 45 50 55
Linseed Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Maize (Corn) Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Maize/Soya/Sun Acid Oil 30 35 45 55
Mixed Soft Rape Acid Oil 20 25 30 35
Oiticica Oil 24 32 35 40
Olive Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Palm Acid Oil 45 50 55 72
Palm Fatty Acid Distillate 45 50 55 72
Palm Kernel Acid Oil 27 32 40 45
Palm Kernel Fatty Acid Distillate 27 32 35 45
Palm Kernel Oil 27 32 40 45
Palm Kernel Olein 25 30 30 35
Palm Kernel Stearin 32 38 40 45
Palm Oil 32 40 50 55
Palm Olein 25 30 30 35
Palm Stearin 45 50 60 70 4
Rapeseed Oil (HEAR Type) Ambient 15 20 2
Rapeseed Oil (LEAR Type or Ambient 15 20 2
Canola)
Safflower Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Sesame Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Sheanut Butter 37 42 50 55
Soyabean Oil Ambient 20 25 2
Sunflowerseed Oil Ambient 15 20 2
Tallow (for voyages of 10 days Ambient 55 65 2
or less)
Tallow 44 49 55 65
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1 The maximum temperature specified during the voyage is lower than the minimum
required for discharge, in some cases by as much as 15°C. Bearing in mind the stipulation
contained in paragraph 3.1.6, it should be recognised that in some cases ships officers will
need to apply heat a few days prior to arrival in order to reach the appropriate discharge
temperature.

2. It is recognised that in some cases the ambient temperatures may exceed the recommended
maximum figures shown in the Heating Recommendations.

3. Hydrogenated oils can vary considerably in their slip melting points, which should always
be declared. It is recommended that during the voyage, the temperature should be
maintained at around the declared melting point and that this should be increased prior to
discharge to give a temperature of between 10°C and 15°C above that point to effect a clean
discharge.

4. Different grades of palm stearin may have wide variations in their slip melting points and
the temperatures quoted may need to be adjusted to suit specific circumstances.
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FOSFA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE, CLEANLINESS AND SUITABILITY OF SHIP'S


TANK

Ship ………………………………………………. Ship's Tank …………………………

Owner ……………………………………………. Operator ….…………..…………….

Inspected for cleanliness at port ..…………….. Berth ..………………………………

on (Date) ……………………………………….… At (Time) ……………..…….. hours

1. We have sighted a statement in the form of the FOSFA Combined Master’s Certificate
signed by the *Captain/First Officer or an equivalent statement signed by the *ship's
owners/authorised agent certifying that the above named ship complies with the FOSFA
Qualifications and Operational Procedures.

2. Prior to inspection we were informed by ship's *Captain/First Officer that the tank was
* Stainless steel
* Mild steel coated with (description of coating)
* Mild steel

3. We received a copy of a statement signed by ship’s captain, owners or authorised agent


certifying that:

*a. The immediate previous cargo in the tank was not a substance appearing on the FOSFA List
of Banned Immediate Previous Cargoes in force at the date of the Bill/s of Lading and the
tank complies with the Restrictions beyond the Immediate Previous Cargo as set out in the
FOSFA List of Banned Immediate Previous Cargoes. The three previous cargoes carried are
stated to have been:
Last Cargo ……………………………………………………………………
Second Last Cargo ………………………………………………………….
Third Last Cargo …………………………………………………………….

*b. The immediate previous cargo in the tank was a substance on the FOSFA List of Acceptable
Previous Cargoes in force at the date of the Bill/s of Lading and the tank complies with the
Restrictions beyond the Immediate Previous Cargo as set out in the FOSFA List of
Acceptable Previous Cargoes. The three previous cargoes carried are stated to have been:
Last Cargo …………………………………………………………………….
Second Last Cargo ……………………………………………………………
Third Last Cargo ……………………………………………………………..

*c. Applicable to mild steel tanks only - The three previous cargoes were oils and fats for edible
and oleo-chemical use and /or molasses and were stated to have been:
Last Cargo ……………………………………………………………………
Second Last Cargo …………………………………………………………..
Third Last Cargo ……………………………………………………………..
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4. We sighted ship's log which confirmed the above information as to the last three cargoes and
the percentage of the immediate previous cargo in the tank, which was not less than 60
percent by volume of the tank.

5. We were informed by ship's ………….. that the tank had been cleaned after the last cargo
by using the following cleaning procedure:
………………………………………………………………………………………………

6. Tank was examined internally for cleanliness and as far as could be seen was found to be
clean and dry and free from harmful material and, in our opinion, in this respect based on
our visual inspection and at the time of our inspection, was in a fit state to receive a cargo of
……………………….. in bulk.

7. From our inspection we found the tank construction was:

*a. Stainless Steel


*b. Mild steel coated and as far as could be seen the coating appeared to be in sound
condition with minimal mild steel exposure, without loose scale or closed blisters.
*c. Mild steel and as far as could be seen appeared to be in sound condition without
loose scale.

8. Ship's cargo pumps and fixed pipelines were inspected as far as possible in-situ and based
on visual inspection found to be clean and dry with no significant odour.

9. We witnessed an application of *live steam/hot water to tank coils and/or heat exchangers to
not less than …… kpa ……………. bars for a period of ………………….…. and were
found tight.

10. As far as could be seen from our visual inspection, the hatch covers and jointing appeared to
be in sound condition, the seals and packing did not appear to contain copper or copper alloy
and there was no copper or copper alloy in the pipelines, pumping system or tank internal
fittings where they were in contact with the cargo.

Issued by: ………………………………………… (FOSFA Member Superintendent)

Signed: ……………………………………………

Inspection completed at …………… hours on ………………… (Date)

NB ONE REPORT PER TANK TO BE COMPLETED.

*Delete which is inapplicable