VIQ Ch 8 cargo equipment related observations
Dear ITOSF fellows, below two VIQ Ch 8 (chemicals) questions comes quite often as repeated on our records, mainly due pressure / vacuum sensor faults (on board cargo being high viscosity), or the level alarms and remote level gauges not functioning properly.
8.29 Are the cargo system tank pressure, temperature, and level gauges in good order and is there
evidence of regular testing?
8.30 Are the remote and local temperature and pressure sensors and gauges, in good order and is
there evidence of regular testing?
I wonder whether any of you developed standard contingency measures, if such equipment fail, so that crew would be able to better respond? Of course we do say to vessels to fix a pressure and vacuum gauge and monitor manually, or use portable tapes, or slow and single discharge the tank affected, however there might be some better measures anyone would like to share?