What are regulations Pumproom Maintenance on tankers as per ISGOTT ?

  • Pumproom bilges should be kept clean and dry.
  • Particular care should be taken to prevent the escape of hydrocarbon liquids or vapour into the pumproom.
  • It is important that the integrity of pipelines and pumps is maintained and any leaks are detected and rectified in a timely fashion.
  • Pipelines should be visually examined and subjected to routine pressure tests to verify their condition. Other means of non-destructive testing or examination.,such as ultra-sonic wall thickness measurement, may be considered appropriate, but should always be supplemented by visual examination.
  • Procedures should be established to verify that mud boxes and filters are properly sealed after they have been opened up for routine cleaning or examination.
  • Valve glands and drain cocks should be regularly inspected to ensure that they do not leak.
  • Bulkhead penetrations should be routinely checked to ensure their effectiveness.
  • The security of critical bolts on the cargo pumps and associated fittings, such as pedestal fixing bolts, pump casing bolts and bolts securing shaft guards, should be ensured.
  • In addition, requirements for their examination should be included in routine maintenance procedures.


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