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About the course

Liquid Bulk Cargo handling plays a critical role in the ongoing expansion of the oil industry, especially with the continuing growth of the spot/short term market and the dynamic expansion of the markets and supply sources. This course provides an understanding of liquid bulk cargo storage at the marine terminal, Crude Oil Cargo Handling, LNG Cargo Handling, Cargo Calculations and other useful topics related to safety and pollution prevention.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Have a very good overview of liquid bulk cargo handling such as the basic properties of petroleum, toxicity of petroleum, properties of liquefied gas and the principles of gas
  • Become acquainted with liquid bulk cargo storage particularly the tank farm overview & installation, crude oil dehydration, desalting & stabilization and the types of storage tanks & their accessories
  • Know the basic operation & inspection of tanks and identify the various methods of gauging tanks
  • Understand and employ crude oil cargo handling including the hydrocarbon gas evolution & dispersion, electrical equipment and installations, static electricity and pressure surge
  • Identify the various flammability hazards associated with handling and be able to determine the hazards of petroleum as well as the precautions on tankers and tank areas
  • Review and improve liaison between tanker and terminal and recognize the various requirements, guidelines and methods of handling of cargo and ballast
  • Understand tank cleaning and gas freeing and be able to describe fixed inert gas systems
  • Become familiar with enclosed space entry, carriers & packaged cargoes in crude oil cargo handling and be able to recognize the emergency procedures in crude oil cargo handling
  • Develop in-depth understanding of LNG cargo handling by becoming familiar with the equipment & instrumentation of the ship and terminal
  • Employ cargo measurement & calculations in LNG cargo handling and be able to recognize the personal health & safety issues in cargo handling
  • Illustrate the method of cargo calculation in flow measurement, meter proving & meter factor and be able to describe gas freeing of tanks
  • Employ cleaning of crude tank and be able to determine its importance in liquid bulk cargo handling


Day 1

  • Historical development of tanker trades
  • Commercial trading arrangements
  • Development of quantities and vessel size

Day 2

  • Technological characteristics of different tanker vessels
  • Petrochemical bulk commodities
  • Chemical bulk commodities

Day 3

  • Layout of tank farms
  • Layout of tanker berths
  • Pumping and conveying arrangements
  • Checking, sampling and quality control

Day 4

  • Quantity estimation and control
  • Contamination and spoilage
  • Safety requirements and regulations

Day 5

  • Environmental protection
  • EDP in handling and storage operations
  • Skills requirements for operators

Who should attend

This course is intended for Marine terminal staff, Marine operation staff, Oil movement personnel, Custody measurement personnel and Metering engineers and process engineers who have limited direct understanding of Liquid Bulk handling operations and as a base Workshop for trainees with little or no experience of Liquid Bulk handling operations

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