Assisting with safe shore to ship fuel transfer
OVERVIEW: HannOil trade in the supply of petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, marine & aviation fuels, & have offices in both London & Ghana in West Africa. HannOil approached IFC Inflow to assist them with an enquiry from Goil, a major oil company in Ghana for safe shore to ship fuel transfer. As well as safety, IFC were tasked with finding a mobile solution which enabled fast loading & accurate metering of fuel when loading vessels whilst incorporating the testing of fuel.
IFC SOLUTION: With this in mind IFC designed & built two identical shore to ship fuel transfer trailers fitted with diesel engine powered pumps capable of flow rates of 1500 L/min, bulk flow meters fitted with air elimination & mechanical registers & fuel sampling points.
The trailers are suitable for rough terrain which was a primary requirement for the client as many of the roads in Ghana are unmade.
They can easily be towed to different sites and are both fitted with stainless steel drip trays to catch any fuel spillages that may occur. All the pipework on the trailers was supplied in stainless steel to suit the harsh marine environment. Fuel sampling was key for this project, and each trailer was fitted with a 4” bunker sampling point complete with sample bottles.
IFC pump & metering trailers meet the highest performance & accuracy requirements for shore to ship, railhead trans boarding, road & plant fuel transfer applications. Each trailer is designed to meet the customers exacting requirements & environmental conditions with flow rates from 250 -3000 L/min.
PROJECT OUTCOME:The project was successfully completed on time with both metering trailers being delivered to Goil as requested. High metering accuracy is achievable from any location & Goil now have the added peace of mind that the fuels being loaded onto the vessels can be regularly tested ensuring accurate & high quality products for their clients. Hanny Mouhtiseb, Director of HannOil
commented “IFC have been efficient, professional & have provided excellent service to Hannoil and our clients. We are happy doing business with them.”