Reducing risks during cargo transfers at terminals

Mar 15 2019

KLAW has issued a white paper providing guidance on best practice for the transfer of hazardous and non-hazardous products from ships, loading arms and bulk storage facilities.

The white paper was specifically aimed at helping operators limit their exposure to risk and effectively manage the situation in the event of something going wrong and will be available from the KLAW Stand at StocExpo, which takes place in Rotterdam from 26th-28th March, 2019.


It is claimed to be a comprehensive guide that makes use of the accumulated knowledge and experience of KLAW, a designer and manufacture of breakaway couplings, emergency release systems, dry disconnect couplers and camlocks.


Elements covered in the White Paper include ‘Identifying risk at Terminals during product transfer’, ‘Movement definitions of transfer elements’, ‘Dual risk reduction policy’, ‘Mitigating the consequences of an incident’ and ‘Management of a safety critical system within a transfer operation’.


“The transfer of hazardous materials is obviously something which carries a very high level of innate risk, which can lead to spill, injury and damage to assets. This varies greatly according to the product that is being transferred, whether elements of the transfer are potentially mobile or static and where it is taking place. This paper hopefully clarifies risks and how to protect operations against these risks,” said Dominic Hinchey, KLAW sales director.


“With such an elevated level of risk it is vital that transfers are undertaken with the highest quality products, that operating staff are highly trained, that the products are properly maintained and that best practice procedures are applied consistently throughout.


“KLAW has unique experience in this field and we lead the market globally in the design and manufacture of flow-efficient critical safety systems. We felt it vital to present a concise and definitive White Paper providing key guidance as to best practice, to specifically limit exposure to risk and to ensure that operators understand how to respond most effectively in the event of something going wrong,” he added.

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