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Tanker Operations and Maritime Custody Transfer, Petroleum Measurement & Loss Control

Course Code: TOMPC

Dates: 11 Aug - 15 Aug | 25 Aug - 29 Aug | 13 Oct - 17 Oct | 27 Oct - 31 Oct

Price: $4750

Duration: 1 Week /s

Course Objective

This course is designed for anyone who wants to discover the benefits of operating oil cargo loss management programme with a view to controlling inventory, reducing quantity shortages and claims. It also aims to study the complexities and difficulties in marine custody transfer operations, measurement and loss control.

Who Should Attend?

Operations personnel, Supervisors, Station main gatherer, Terminal Staff, Financial staff related and other who are responsible for reporting oil flow.

Course Overview

  • Introduction to Tanker operations

  • Terminal’s advice to tanker

  • Agreed discharge/loading plan

  • Handling of cargo and ballast

  • Handling static accumulator

  • Operation of pumps

  • Loading at terminals with vapour emission systems

  • Monitoring of void and ballast spaces

  • Transfer between vessels

  • Tanker over pressurisation and under pressurisation


  • Tanker cleaning and gas freeing

  • Cargo tank washing and cleaning

  • Gas freeing

  • Crude oil washing (COW – Inerting – Deinerting)

  • Special tank cleaning procedures

  • Methods used to replace tank atmospheres

  • Cargo tank atmosphere control

  • Application to cargo tank operations

  • Precaution to avoid health hazards

  • Cargo tank protection

  • Emergency procedures

  • Terminal emergency plan

  • Communications, firefighting, vehicle movement, port services, harbour authorities

  • Police, medical facilities, vessel traffic control centres, emergency removal tanker from berth


  • Overview of custody Transfer and Inherent Risks

  • Commercial and operations overview

  • Role of Independent Inspector

  • Loss custody and its role

  • Overview of Industry Measurement Standards

  • Ship/Shore Measurement Terms and definitions

  • Static Measurement, Manual, Automatic – Open/Closed/ Restricted Methods

  • Dynamic Measurement/Sampling/Proving

  • Terminal Custody transfer

  • Methods of tank calibration, tank gauging techniques, Tank management systems


  • Fluid mechanics – Terminology, Flow profiles, Measurement of flow

  • Flowmeter classification.

  • Uncertainty Measurement considerations – Preview, definition, data specification

  • Flow measurement – Uncertainty consideration

  • Overview of Loss Control

  • Measurement and Sampling – API Chapter 17, Inspection and Inspectors role

  • Dynamic and static measurement

  • Meter Issues

  • Importance of density and temperature


  • Preventing Loss – Cargo Expeditors, Loss control programs, Ship/Shore differences

  • Transit Losses – Ship to Ship transfer losses, Table losses, Vessel losses

  • ROB/OBQ losses

  • High Reid Vapour Pressure, ROB Claims

  • Quality – water in crude oil

  • Crude oil analytical parameters, cargo calculations - Terminology

  • Calculation of Crude oil, method for calculation of cargoes

  • Calculations- Calculate third party claims



  • LEARNING GOALS
    At the of the course the participants will:
  • Have a good understanding of relevant fluid and gas laws that are needed for the use of flow measurement devices

  • Understand the main requirements of custody transfer systems

  • Appreciate the main requirements of flow measurement

  • Understand about up-to-date flow measurement meters

  • Gain the ability to determine if a metering system is adequate for the purpose

  • Learn about the principles and applications of Multiple meters/meter runs


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