Safe cargo operations

Chemicals, acids, oils and edibles must be handled in a way that is safe, not only for people but also for the environment. Framo cargo pumping systems efficiently empty cargo tanks and piping, and they can withstand the tough impact of tank cleaning that follows. That ensures peace of mind in switching between cargoes, with no risk of cargo contamination, so your vessel can carry anything from acids to drinking water.

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This program familiarizes students with the design and operation of Framo submersible deepwell pumps and their associated cargo handling systems. It delivers the basic theoretical knowledge and skills needed to perform selected operations with these pumps. After an initial overview of a Framo hydraulic cargo pumping system, the program works through the various stages of a cargo handling and a tank cleaning operation. Each stage is first explained and demonstrated for the understanding of the student.

Legislation & references

Framo operating and maintenance guidelines and other support material

  • The pump and the cargo handling system
  • Purging
  • Loading
  • Starting the pump
  • Parallel pumping
  • End of discharge
  • Stripping
  • Tank cleaning
  • Filling and circulating the cofferdam
Duration 4,5 hours

A basic understanding of tanker operations

Target groups
  • Deck - Operational
  • Deck - Support
  • Engine - Management
  • Engine - Operational
  • Engine - Support

Frank Mohn AS

Related information
Ship types:
STCW: Cargo Handling & Stowage