What are Precautionary measures to minimize accumulation of static charges?

Loading rate

Initially to start with low rate so as to reduce turbulence and generation of static in the pipeline and tank itself. Once the cargo is above the levels of longitudinal or 1 mtr the gradually increase the rate, but any way 1 mtr quantity to be taken in all the tanks concerned for that parcel of cargo.


Should not be loaded overall into a tank which has contained volatile petroleum distillates until the tank has been stripped.

Cargo hoses

To be thoroughly bonded so that there is adequate and continuos earthing of all metal parts through the tanker’s manifold and the tanker to sea.