f) Provide segregated handling of multiple products
through the loading arms, while allowing easy selection of the
products to be transported. Double block and bleed valves can
be used for this application.
g) Provide a separate pipe and connection for
ballast water or offspec fuel if the size of the facility and
level of activity warrants it.
h) Provide each hose handling and loading arm area
with fixed spill containment as defined in 33 CFR 154.
Refer to Section 9 of this
Piping Arrangement. In addition to complying with
Section 9, use the following criteria:
a) Where simultaneous deliveries of the same fuel
may be made by more than one vessel, size fuel headers and
related equipment for the total flow rates of all vessels
discharging into the headers. Ensure that flow rates are in
accordance with Section 2 of this handbook.
b) Place pier piping above the pier deck. Slope
piping toward shore to permit stripping. Use gratings as
required to allow access across the piping.
c) Provide flexibility in the piping between the
pier and the shore to allow for small movement of the pier
relative to the shore. Use a suitable pipe bend or offset
configuration, preferably in a horizontal plane, that will
allow three-dimensional movement. If vertical bends are used,
install vents and drains.
d) Include in the pier facilities, pipe manifolds
for each fuel type arranged parallel to the face of the pier.
Loading/Off-loading Arms. Provide articulated
marine loading arms for receiving and shipping fuel cargoes so
that the connected vessel can move 15 feet (4.6 mm) forward,
15 feet (4.6 mm) aft, and 10 feet (3 m) off the face of the
pier and vertically as caused by loading or off-loading of the