We are proud to present a new joint publication by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI). Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment provides clear recommendations and guidance for oil tankers, chemical tankers and dual classed oil/chemical tankers with the aim of achieving improved safety, standardisation and compatibility with terminal facilities. It supersedes the fourth edition of OCIMF’s Recommendations for Oil Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment (1991).
This new book contains a significant amount of new tanker industry accepted recommendations on safety and equipment, including additional tonnage categories and recommendations for ship owners.
The work group chairman, Tony Pollock of INEOS, said: “It has been a pleasure to chair the Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment working group, interfacing with professionals including not only OCIMF members, but also CDI, INTERTANKO and Classification Society participants. The previous edition brought standardisation to our industry with respect to manifold design and construction. The new OCIMF publication includes chemical tankers and extends the recommendations to vessels below 16,000 sdwt. This will offer guidance to even more vessel operators. We can assure industry that some of the best minds came together over the years to ensure this new edition provides positive enhancements of safety and standardisation across our industry for manifolds and associated equipment.”
OCIMF Director Andrew Cassels said: “This publication, under various titles, has stood the test of time since 1971. It is the seminal document for the construction of oil tanker and terminal manifolds ensuring global compatibility and enhanced safety at the ship/shore interface. With the 2017 publication we have worked closely with CDI to incorporate chemical tankers and have expanded the range of vessels to cover vessels of 5,000 dwt tonnes. The 2017 edition covers the changes in vessel design and operation that have occurred since 1991, such as hose handling cranes, externally framed vessels and vapour/LNG for fuel manifolds. The Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment is an essential reference document for the oil and chemical shipping industry.”
CDI General Manager Howard Snaith said: “CDI has welcomed the invitation from OCIMF to contribute to the 2017 edition of this important publication and is very confident that the expansion of this book to include chemical tankers will be positively received by the chemical industry and prove beneficial to all supply chain partners.”
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The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies with an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas. Our mission is to be the foremost authority on the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers, terminals and offshore support vessels, promoting continuous improvement in standards of design and operation.
The Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) is a non-profit and non-commercial organisation funded by the chemical industry to continuously improve the safety and quality performance of marine transportation and storage of bulk liquid chemicals. CDI manage global inspection schemes, providing consistent inspection data for the international chemical industry to use in their risk assessment processes. CDI is incorporated under the law of the Netherlands as the Stichting Chemical Distribution Institute and operates from a registered office in the United Kingdom.