OCP for Handling, Storage, and Distribution of Diesel/ Furnace Oil

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

4. PROCEDURE:

Sr. No.  Activity  Responsibility
1 During unloading of furnace oil / FO from the tanker, ensure no leakage/spillage. No unloading of diesel or FO during night time. Supervisor
2 Before unloading, clamp the hose properly. Truck Driver/Supervisor
3 During the transfer of oil / FO to service tank, ensure no leakage/spillage from supply pump – pipeline – joints – valves. Supervisor/Operator
4 Ensure that the pump is switched off before overflowing from service tank. Operator
5 Furnace oil / FO/Hydraulic oil storage area is a prohibited area. Do not allow to 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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