1. PURPOSE: To define the procedure for handling, storage, and distribution of FO/furnace oil/diesel.
2. SCOPE: Stores
3. RESPONSIBILITY: Section In-charge Stores
|1||During unloading of furnace oil / FO from the tanker, ensure no leakage/spillage. No unloading of diesel or FO during nighttime.||Supervisor|
|2||Before unloading, clamp the hose properly.||Truck Driver/Supervisor|
|3||During the transfer of oil / FO to the service tank, ensure no leakage/spillage from the supply pump – pipeline – joints – valves.||Supervisor/Operator|
|4||Ensure that the pump is switched off before overflowing from the service tank.||Operator|
|5||Furnace oil / FO/Hydraulic oil storage area is a prohibited area. Do not allow smoke /light/fire in the zone.||Supervisor/Operator|
|6||In case of any fire hazard, take appropriate corrective actions. Refer procedure for fire fighting, manual of fire fighting.||Supervisor/Operator|
|7||Obtain a license for the storage of petroleum products from the regulatory authorities.||Section In charge.|
|8||Arrange to check of periodic integrity of the FO storage (underground) tank from the chartered engineer. Frequency – once in 5 years. Maintain the records of checking.||Section In charge.|
5. CHECKING, CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE ACTION:
Section In-charge Stores shall ensure implementation of the above procedure. In case of any deviation, initiate corrective and preventive action.
6. RELATED DOCUMENTS:
The license of storage of petroleum products under Petroleum act 1976 rule 140 (Petroleum class C)
7. RELATED RECORDS:
Records of periodic checking Of FO, Furnace oil, Storage tank
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