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
1During unloading of furnace oil / FO from the tanker, ensure no leakage/spillage. No unloading of diesel or FO during nighttime.Supervisor
2Before unloading, clamp the hose properly.Truck Driver/Supervisor
3During the transfer of oil / FO to the service tank, ensure no leakage/spillage from the supply pump – pipeline – joints – valves.Supervisor/Operator
4Ensure that the pump is switched off before overflowing from the service tank.Operator
5Furnace oil / FO/Hydraulic oil storage area is a prohibited area. Do not allow smoke /light/fire in the zone.Supervisor/Operator
6In case of any fire hazard, take appropriate corrective actions. Refer procedure for fire fighting, manual of fire fighting.Supervisor/Operator
7Obtain a license for the storage of petroleum products from the regulatory authorities.Section In charge.
8Arrange 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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