Loading procedure

Loading Procedures

Step1. Ensure that the vehicle is securely braked, chocking wheels if necessary.
Step 2. Contact the local supervisor to ensure that the cargo is of correct specification and quantity.
Step 3. Where safety or fire fighting equipment is required, it should be positioned upwind of the tank.
Step 4. Make earth connection from tank earthing point to local earth positions.
Step 5. Check that the hose connections have the same thread or fitting as the tank connections.   Ensure that the correct joint rings and gaskets are used and that they are compatible with the cargo.
Step 6. Check if a Cleanliness Certificate or Gas Free Certificate is required (depending on the previous cargo).
Step 7. Open manlid and examine tank/outlet valves for cleanliness.
Step 8. Check relief valves are in sound condition.