THE PETROLEUM RULES, 1937

No. M. 826(6), dated 23rd March, 1937.— In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4, sub-section (2) of Section 5, sub-section (2) of Section 14, Sections 21 and 24 and sub-section (1) of Section 29 of the Petroleum Act, 1934 (XXX of 1934) read with Section 22 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (X of 1897), the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rules which have been previously published as required by sub-section (2) of Section 29 of the first mentioned Act, namely:—

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title, extent and commencement.— (1) These rules may be called the Petroleum Rules, 1937.

2. Supersessions and savings.— (1) All notifications and rules issued, and all appointments made, by Provincial Governments under the Petroleum Act, 1899, and rules made by the Federal Government under section 8 of that Act are hereby superseded, but —

(i) all licences or duplicates granted or renewed and all fees imposed or levied shall be deemed to have been respectively granted, renewed, imposed or levied under these rules; and

(ii) all approvals given and all powers conferred by or under any notification or rule so superseded shall, so far as they are consistent with the Act and the rules, be deemed to have been given or conferred by or under these rules.

(2) Anything not in conformity with these rules which was permitted to be done by or under any rule in force immediately before the coming into force of these rules, and which, under these rules, may be permitted by the Chief Inspector to be done, shall be deemed to have been so permitted by the Chief Inspector, unless the Chief Inspector, after such notice of his intention as he considers reasonable, declares that it is not so permitted.

3. Definitions.— In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,–

(a) “The Act” means the Petroleum Act, 1934;

(b) “Chief Inspector” means the Chief Inspector of Explosives in Pakistan;

(c) “Conservator of Port” includes any person acting under the authority of the officer of body of persons appointed to be Conservator of the Port under section 7 of the Ports Act, 1908;

(d) “District Authority” means —

(i) in a Town, or its suburbs, the Commissioner of Police; and

(ii) elsewhere, the District Magistrate;

(e) “District Magistrate” includes an “Additional District Magistrate”;

(f) “Heavy petroleum” means petroleum which has its flashing point not below 150 F;

(g) “Inspector” means an officer authorized by the Federal Government under sub-section (1) of Section 13 of the Act;

(h) “Installation” means any premises within which any place has been specially prepared, for the storage of petroleum in bulk, but does not include a well-head tank;

(i) “Petroleum in bulk” means petroleum contained in a receptacle exceeding two hundred gallons in capacity;

(j) “Protected works” includes—

(a) buildings in which persons dwell or assemble, docks, whereas, timber yards and buildings or places where petroleum is stored; and

(b) any public road or other place which the Chief Inspector has by written order declared to be a protected work; but does not include any building or place which forms pan of an installation;

(k) “Sampling officer” means an officer authorized by the Federal Government under sub-section (1) of Section 14 of the Act;

(l) “Storage shed” means a building used for the storage of petroleum otherwise than in bulk, whether it forms or does not form part of an installation, but does not include a building used for the storage of petroleum exempt from licence under sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Act;

(m) “Testing officer” means an officer authorized by the Federal Government to test petroleum under section 1`7 of the Act; and

(n) “Well-head tank” means a tank into which crude petroleum flowing or being pumped from a well is first discharged.

4. Excluded petroleum.— Nothing in these rules, except Chapter IX, applies to petroleum which has its flashing point not below 200 F.

CHAPTER II
IMPORTATION OF PETROLEUM
PART – I
GENERAL

5. Licence for import of dangerous petroleum.— Save as provided in Section 9 and 10 of the Act, dangerous petroleum shall not be imported except under a licence granted under these rules.

6. Petroleum exempted.— (1) Nothing in this Chapter applies to —

(a) dangerous petroleum, not exceeding 6 gallons in quantity, which is not intended for sale;

(b) dangerous petroleum contained in any fuel tank incorporated in a motor conveyance;

(c) non-dangerous petroleum, comprised to a shop’s stores and manifested as such, provided it is not of an unreasonable large amount.

(2) If any question arises as to whether any petroleum manifested as shop’s stores is of an unreasonably large amount, the decision thereon of the Collector of Customs shall be final.

[(Added by Notification No. M. 826, dated 5th April, 1939) (3) Nothing in Rules 5 and 13 shall apply to petroleum imported by Pakistan Forces.]

PART II
IMPORTATION BY SEA

7. (Added by Notification No.I(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 14th July, 1951) Importation by sea.— (1) Petroleum shall not be imported by sea except into the ports of–

Chittagong Karachi

Chalna (Added by Notification No.I(iii)-18(7)/50, Khulna
dated 15th September, 1951

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), non-dangerous petroleum not in bulk on which the duty leviable in British India has been paid may, subject to such conditions as the Collector of Salt Revenue, Bombay, may impose, be imported from Marmugao at the following ports, if the petroleum is accompanied by a certificate in Form G or by a certified copy of such certificate granted under rule 162 of these rules:—

Alibag, Revdanda, Bankot, Kelshi, Harnat, Dabhol, Borys, Jaigad, Varoda, Ratnagiri, Purnagad, Jaitapur, Viziadurg, Deogad, Achra, Malwan, Kochra, Venguria, Kirnapani, Majali, (Tilmati), Karawar, Salashivgad, Chendya, Belekari, Ankola, Gangavali, Kodar, Tadri, Kumta, Manki, Murdeshvar, Shirali, Bhatkal and Honawar.

(3) Nothing in rules 8 to 11 and 13 to 15 shall apply to petroleum imported under sub-rule (2).

8. Declaration by master of ship carrying petroleum or by the ship’s agent. The master of every ship carrying petroleum shall deliver to the pilot before entering any of the ports mentioned in sub-rule (1) of rule 7, a written declaration in Form A under his signature.

Provided that if, in anticipation of ship’s arrival, the agent for such ship delivers, to the Conservator of the Ports written declaration as aforesaid under his signature, no such declaration need be made by the master of the ship.

9. Delivery of certificate.— If the master of agent declares that any petroleum which it is intended to land at that port or at any other port in Pakistan is petroleum certified in accordance with rule 11 he shall deliver to the pilot or Conservator of the Port, as the case may be, alongwith his declaration, the certificate relating to such petroleum.

10. Declaration and certificate to be forwarded to Collector of Customs. — Every declaration and certificate delivered to a pilot under rules 8 and 9 shall be made over by him without delay to the Conservator of the Port, and every declaration and certificate received by the Conservator of the Port under rule 8 or rule 9 or this rule shall be forwarded by him with all convenient dispatch, to the Collector of Customs of the Port.

11. Certified petroleum. — For the purposes of rules 9 and 156 and Form A, petroleum shall be deemed to be certified if it is accompanied by a certificate in Form B granted at the port of shipment or, subject to the approval of the Collector of Customs, in any other form containing the material particulars required by Form B, and has a flashing point not below 76 F.

Provided that the Collector of Customs may refuse to accept any certificate, if he is not satisfied as to its genuineness.

12. Anchorage of ships carrying petroleum. — Every ship having petroleum on board shall be anchored at such anchorage as the Conservator of the Port shall appoint in this behalf and shall not leave such anchorage without the general or special order of the Conservator of the Port and subject to such conditions as may be specified in such order. Such anchorage shall in no case be the same as that for vessels laden with explosive and shall be at such distance from the anchorage for vessels laden with explosive as to render it impossible for a fire originating at the former anchorage to affect vessels anchorage at the latter.

13. Production of certificate and licence for import. — (1) Every person desiring to import petroleum shall furnish personally or through his agent to the Collector of Customs a certificate of storage accommodation in Form C signed by the said person or his agent.

Provided that, where the importer intends to import both dangerous and non-dangerous petroleum, separate Forms, shall be furnished for dangerous and non-dangerous petroleum.

Provided further that this sub-rule shall not apply where the quantity of non-dangerous petroleum to be imported by any one consignee does not exceed 500 gallons, or where the quantity of dangerous petroleum to be so supported does not exceed 60 gallons.

(2) Every person desiring to import dangerous petroleum shall produce, personally or through his agent, before the Collector of Customs his licence for the import and storage of such petroleum.

14. Permission of collector of Customs, to land petroleum. — (1) No imported petroleum shall be landed except with the permission of the collector of Customs.

(2) If the Collector of Customs, after receiving —

(a) the testing officer’s report on any petroleum or, in the case of petroleum of Burmese origin a certificate containing the particulars required by Form, B granted by a testing officer appointed by the Government of Burma.

(b) The certificate required by sub-rule (1) of rule 13; and

(c) the licence, if required by sub-rule (2) of rule 13;

and after making such further inquiries as he deems necessary, is satisfied that the petroleum can lawfully be imported and that there is suitable accommodation for it, he shall permit it to be landed.

(Added by Notification No. M. 826, dated 23.6.1938) (3) If the Collector of Customs is satisfied that any petroleum imported otherwise than in bulk is not intended to be stored in British India but is intended to be dispatched immediately after landing to a territory which is not part of Pakistan he may waive the requirements of rules 5 and 13 and by written order permit, subject to such conditions as he may specify, such petroleum to be landed for the purpose of immediate dispatch in the territory in question.

(4) Nothing in this rule shall affect the power of Collector of Customs to detain the petroleum under any other law of rule for the time being in force.

15. Landing of non-dangerous petroleum in anticipation of the testing officer’s report. — (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in rule 14, where the consignee furnishes a guarantee to re-ship the petroleum if the testing officer’s report proves unfavourable, the Collector of Custom may, in anticipation of the testing officer’s report permit any petroleum which he believes to be non-dangerous to be discharged into boats or to be landed.

(2) The permission granted under sub-rule (1) shall be subject to the condition that the boats into which the petroleum is discharged shall remain at such place as the Conservator of the Port may appoint or that the petroleum shall be landed at a landing place duly appointed for this purpose by him and stored in an installation licensed under these rules.

16. Unloading of petroleum in bulk. — Subject to the rules in Part II of Chapter III, petroleum imported in bulk shall be discharged into storage tanks on share either directly or by means of barges or lighters specially constructed for carrying petroleum in bulk and only at such places as the Conservator of the Port may be general or special orders direct.

17. Unloading of petroleum otherwise than in bulk. — (1) Subject to the rules in Part II of Chapter III, petroleum imported otherwise than in bulk shall be landed either at jetties provided for the purpose or in barges or lighters and only as such places at the Conservator of the Port shall direct.

(2) No petroleum contained in casks, drums or other receptacles shall be landed unless such receptacle are free from leakage and of such strength and construction as not to be liable to be broken or to leak except in case of gross carelessness of extraordinary accident.

Provided that petroleum in casks, drums or other receptacles which do not satisfy the requirement of this sub-rule may, subject to the rules in Part II of Chapter III and so such conditions as the Conservator of the Port may impose, be landed at a separate landing place approved for the purpose.

18. Transshipment of petroleum. — Petroleum may be transshipped from one ship to another for conveyance to any other port, whether within or beyond the limits of Pakistan subject to the rules in Part II of Chapter III.

19. Heavy petroleum. — (1) Nothing in rules 12 to 18 inclusive applies to heavy petroleum.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the preceding rules, if the master of or agent for, a ship produces a certificate that any petroleum on board is heavy petroleum, the Collector of Customs shall allow it to be discharged in the same manner as ordinary cargo:

Provided that the sampling officer may at any time require a sample of any of the petroleum to be delivered to him, with a view to having it tested.

PART III
IMPORTATION BY LAND

[(Subs. by Notification No. 1(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 14.7.1951) 20. Importation by land. — Petroleum shall not be imported by land except at points to be specified by the Federal Government in this behalf and unless—

(a) it is accompanied by a declaration from the consignee regarding the nature and the quantity of the petroleum;

(b) the importer holds such storage licence as may be required under these Rules;

(c) the receptacles in which petroleum is imported conform to rule 27 of these Rules; and

(d) Pakistan Customs Regulations in force for the time being are complied with].

[(Subs by Notification No. 1(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 14.7.1951) 21. Permission of Collector of Customs to release petroleum imported by land. — (1) No petroleum imported by land shall be landed except with the permission of the Collector of Customs

(2) If the Collector of Customs, after receiving —

(a) the Testing Officer’s report on a petroleum in Form ‘G’;

(b) the certificate of storage accommodation in Form ‘C’ signed by the consignee or his agent;

(c) the license as may be required under these Rules; and

after making such further inquiries as he deems necessary, is satisfied that the petroleum can lawfully be imported and that there is suitable accommodation for it; he shall permit it to be sealed.]

[(Rule 22 deleted by Notification No. 1(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 14.7.1951} 22. Importation through the Viramgam Customs Line. —* * * * * ** * * * ]

23. Importation from Karikal. — (1) Non-dangerous petroleum may be imported from Karikal with the written permission of the Chief Inspector and subject to such conditions as he may impose.

(2) No such permission shall be granted to any applicant who was not importing petroleum via Karikal before the 1st January, 1935.

CHAPTER III
TRANSPORT OF PETROLEUM
PART I
24. Prevention of accidents. — All due precautions shall be taken at all times to prevent accidents by fire or explosion.

25. Prevention of escape of petroleum. — All due precautions shall be taken at all times to prevent any escape of petroleum during transport especially into any drain, sewer, harbour, river or watercourse.

26. Empty receptacles. — All empty tanks or other receptacles which have contained dangerous petroleum or which have contained non-dangerous petroleum in bulk shall, except when they are opened for the purpose of cleaning them and rendering them free from petroleum vapour, be kept securely closed unless they have been thoroughly cleaned and freed from petroleum vapour.

[(Importation by sea. Petroleum shall not be imported by sea except into the Ports of Karachi, Chittagong, (Notificaiton No.1(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 14.7.1951) 27. Receptacles for dangerous petroleum. — (1) Dangerous petroleum, if not in bulk, shall be contained in gas light tinned, galvanized or otherwise externally rust proofed sheet iron or steel receptacles which shall be filled with well made filling apertures and well fitting screw plugs, or with screw caps or other caps with metal air-tight under caps. The receptacles shall be kept in proper repair.

(2) No receptacles, other than tank or tank carts of a type approved in writing by the Chief Inspector, shall be or more than 65 gallons capacity excluding the air-space prescribed by sub-rule (7).

(3) The receptacles, other than tanks on tank-carts, shall be of type approved in writing by the Chief Inspector and shall have the following thickness of metal:—

Capacity exclusive of the prescribed air space Not less than
not exceeding 2 gallons 27 B.G
exceeding 2 but not exceeding 4 gallons 22 B.G.
exceeding 4 but not exceeding 30 gallons 18 B.G.
exceeding 30 but not exceeding 45 gallons 17 B.G.
exceeding 45 gallons 16 B.G.

[(Proviso added by Notification No. M-826, dated 28.11.1940) Provided that receptacles having a capacity exceeding 30 but not exceeding 45 gallons, used in transporting dangerous petroleum between Karachi and Cutch may have a thickness of metal not lees than 18 B.G.]

(4) Where the approval of the Chief Inspector is sought to a type of receptacle not previously approved, three copies of a detailed drawing thereof to scale shall be forwarded to him.

(5) The receptacles, shall be so constructed and secured not to be liable, except under circumstances of gross negligence or extraordinary accident to become defective, leady or insecure in transit.

[(Inserted by Notification No.M-826, dated 18.1.1941) (6) The receptacles shall bear a stamped, embossed painted or printed warning exhibiting in conspicuous characters the words “Petrol” or “Motor Spirit” or an equivalent warning of the dangerous nature of the petroleum.

(7) All air-space of not less than 5 per cent, of its capacity shall be left in each tank, drum or other receptacle containing dangerous petroleum.

(8) Nothing in sub-rules (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6) shall apply to receptacles in the possession of Pakistan forces.

28. Receptacles for non-dangerous petroleum. — (1) Non-dangerous petroleum, if not in bulk, be packed in air-tight tins or drums of steel or iron or in other receptacles not easily broken or in tanks permanently fixed to carts, wagons, boats or other means of carriage, and of types approved by the Chief Inspector.

Provided that, in case of an unberthed passenger ship to which Part IV of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1923 applies, the petroleum shall be packed either in tins enclosed in tins enclosed in outer wooden cases or in hermetically sealed iron or steel drums or, [(inserted by Notification No. M-826, dated 18.1.1941) alternatively in the case of] heavy petroleum in round well coopered wooden casks of not more than 50 gallons capacity.

[(added by Notification No.1(ii)-6(9)/54, dated 20.8.1054} (2) An air-space of not less than 5 percent of its capacity shall be left in each tank, drum or other receptacle containing non-dangerous petroleum having a Flash Point not below 150 F.]

29. Restriction on delivery and dispatch of petroleum. — (1) No person shall deliver any petroleum to any one in Pakistan other than the holder of a storage licence or his authorized agent or a Port Authority or railway administration.

(2) No person shall dispatch any petroleum to any one of Pakistan other than the holder of a storage licence.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (2) non-dangerous petroleum not exceeding 3,000 gallons in quantity packed in sealed air tight tins or drums of steel or iron may be dispatched to a person not holding a storage licence, provided that the person dispatching the petroleum had satisfied himself that prior arrangements have been made by the person to whom the petroleum is dispatched for the immediate disposal in the original packages of any quantity exceeds of 500 gallons.

(4) This rule shall not apply to the delivery or dispatch of petroleum in quantities which are permitted by the Act or these rules to be stored without licence, or to any petroleum in the possession of Pakistan forces.

PART II
TRANSPORT BY WATER

[(For the Schedule in rule 30, the following Schedule shall be substituted, namely:– (i) The Principal Officer, Mercantile Department, Karachi; (ii) The Nautical Surveyor, Mercantile Marine Department, Chittagong, vide Notification No. 1(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 7.7.1951)
30. conditions of carriage of petroleum in bulk by water. — Petroleum in bulk shall not be carried by water except in a ship or other vessel certified annually as suitable for the carriage of petroleum in bulk by an officer appointed by the Federal Government in this behalf, and the petroleum shall be stored in such part of the ship or other vessel and in such manner as may be approved by general or special order, by the officer so appointed after consultation with the Chief Inspector. (Added by Notification No. 1(ii)-8(9)/54, dated 20.8.1954)

Provided that —

(a) nothing in this rule shall apply to ships importing petroleum;

(b) petroleum in tank wagons may, with the permission in writing of the Chief Inspector and subject to such conditions as he may specify, be transported across a river by a recognized wagon ferry.

31. Requirements as to construction of vessels. — Every ship or other vessel carrying petroleum in bulk, other than a recognized wagon ferry permitted to transport tank, wagons, under proviso (b) to rule 30, must be of steel or iron well and substantially constructed with scantlings of ample dimensions in proportion to the size of the vessel.

32. Tank fittings on vessels. — In petroleum tanks-ships or other vessels used for the transport of petroleum other than heavy petroleum the following provisions shall apply—

(a) all tanks shall be fitted with independent approved filling and auction pipes and valves or with stand-pipes with blank flanges, all pipes being carried down nearly to the bottom of the tanks, and no petroleum in bulk shall be taken on board or discharged except through such pipes and valves, unless otherwise permitted by the Chief Inspector in writing.

(b) All tanks shall be fitted with manholes having screw down covers with petroleum right joints and, in the case of tanks intended for use with dangerous petroleum, with ventilators or relief valves of approved pattern properly protected with wire gauze of a mesh of not less than 28 to the linear inch; and

(c) Ventilators similarly protected shall be fitted to all spaces around tanks.

Provided that the Chief Inspector may, by order in writing, exempt from the provisions of this rule any vessel which was employed in transporting petroleum in bulk before the 1st April, 1937.

33. Self-propelled barges. — The following conditions shall be observed in self-propelled barges transporting petroleum other than heavy petroleum:

(a) the whole of the machinery shall be at the stern of the barges and shall be entirely separate from the cargo by a cofferdam consisting of two transverse petroleum proof bulk-heads separated by a space of at least two feet six inches;

(b) the barge shall be provided with a heavy wood belting; and

(c) suitable ventilation shall be filed to the cargo space:

Provided that conditions (a) shall not be applicable to any barge which was employed in transporting petroleum before the 1st April, 1937.

34. Petroleum in bulk on barges or flats. — (1) Petroleum in bulk shall not be transported in a barge or flat unless the barge or flat—

(a) is self-propelled and carries at least four fire extinguishers, or

(b) is in two or otherwise attended by a steamer or tug carrying at least four fire extinguishers.

(2) The fire extinguishers referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be of a pattern approved by the officer, appointed under rule 30 and shall be fitted in positions approved by him.

35. Inflammable cargo or passengers. — (1) No ship or other vessel shall carry petroleum in bulk if it is carrying passengers, or any inflammable cargo other than petroleum or coal.

(2) This rule shall not apply to heavy petroleum used at fuel and carried in cellular double bottom under engine and bolder compartments and under ordinary hold; and in peaks tanks, deep tanks or bunkers of approved construction in such oil fuel storage tanks and installations conceded herewith shall comply with the provisions of rules 228 and 243 of the Merchant Shipping (Construction and Survey of Passenger Steamers) Rules, 1935.

[(Added by Notification No. M-826, dated 18.1.1941) 35-A Petroleum carried as cargo unberthed passenger ships. — Dangerous petroleum shall not be transported as cargo by an unberthed passengers ship as defined in the Merchant Shipping Act, 1923 (XII of 1923):

Provided that the certifying officer, referred to in Section 157 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1923 (XII of 1923), may, in cases where he is satisfied that no other means of transporting the petroleum are available, permit dangerous petroleum in quantity not exceeding 250 gallons to be transported otherwise than in bulk by an unberthed passenger ship other than country craft subject to —

(a) the condition that no more persons shall be carried in the ship than can with safety be accommodated in the ships life boats in case of accident; and

(b) such other conditions as the certifying officer may after consultation with the Chief Inspector, impose:

Provided further that clause (a) of the foregoing proviso shall not apply in the case of unberthed passengers ships engaged on voyages between ports situated in Pakistan or between any port in Pakistan and any port or place on the continent of Indo-Pak or in the Island of Ceylon, in the course of which they do not go more than 30 miles from land.

[(added by Notification No.M-826, dated 18.1.1941) 35-B Transport by country craft. — No country craft shall carry dangerous petroleum if it is carrying passengers.]

36. Restrictions as to inflammable cargo. — (1) No steamer or tug employed in towing or otherwise attending a barge, flat or lighter carrying petroleum other than heavy petroleum in bulk shall at the same time two or otherwise attend any other vessel carrying an inflammable cargo other than petroleum or coal.

(2) No such steamer or tug shall carry any inflammable cargo other than petroleum or coal.

(3) All such steamers or tugs shall be fitted with efficient spark arresters.

37. Ventilation and clearing of holds and tanks. — (1) Before any petroleum is discharged from a ship or vessel the holds of such vessel shall be thoroughly ventilated:

Provided that nothing in this sub-rule shall apply to any vessel carrying dangerous petroleum not exceeding 6 gallons or non-dangerous petroleum not exceeding 500 gallons or heavy petroleum not in bulk.

(2) After all petroleum has been discharged from any such vessel the holds, tanks and bilges of the vessel shall be rendered free from inflammable vapour.

(3) Sub0rule (2) shall not apply to the tanks of a ship importing petroleum which leaves the port without delay after the discharge of cargo or remains only for the purpose of taking on board bunkers stores or ballast or for such other purposes as may be approved by the Conservator of the Port, if the tanks of every such ship are securely fastened down immediately after the discharge of the cargo.

(4) Sub-rule (2) shall not apply to barges or lighters continuously engaged in the transport of petroleum in bulk:

(a) an interval of not more than 72 hours is likely to elapse between an operation of unloading or discharging and the next lodging operation; and

(b) the tanks are securely fastened down immediately after unloading.

(5) Sub-rule (2) shall not apply to specially constructed steel tank motor vessels approved by the Chief Inspector which are engaged in transport of petroleum in bulk on such rivers and on such ports thereof as may be approved by him in areas outside port limits, or by the Conservator of the port within port limits, if the tanks of such vessels depart not later than 12 hours after completion of discharge for their next place of loading.

(6) All ships or other vessels, which by sub-rule (3), (4) or (5) are exempted from the application of sub-rule (2) shall, until their holds and tanks have been rendered free from inflammable vapour, comply with all the rules applicable to ships, or other vessels which carrying petroleum in bulk.

38. Master of vessel specially responsible. — The master of or other officer-in-charge of any ship with petroleum on board or of any vessel certified under rule 30 shall be responsible that —

(a) all due precautions are taken for the prevention of accident in the lodging or discharge of petroleum.

(b) So long as there is petroleum or inflammable vapour in a tank, all openings from the tanks to the atmosphere, except the gas escape line, are kept closed and locked or otherwise fastened in a manner certified as satisfactory by the officer appointed under rule 30; and when it is necessary to take dips or samples, the sullage plugs or sighting ports are closed immediately this has been done:

Provided that, subject to the provisions of clause (c) such master or officer-in-charge may cause the necessary openings to be opened or unlocked for the purpose of taking on board of discharging non-dangerous petroleum, for cleaning the tanks, or for other sufficient reason;

(c) every person entering a tank wears a safety helmet of a description approved by the Chief Inspector, unless a Conservator of the Port or other officer appointed by the Federal Government in this behalf has examined the tank with the aid of a vapour testing instrument and has certified it to be free from dangerous vapour;

(d) the vessel and any steamer or tug towing or otherwise attending on such vessel exhibits conspicuously :–

(i) from sunrise to sunset a red flag not less than three feet square with a white circular center six inches in diameter, if dangerous petroleum is carried and a red flag not less than three feet square in non-dangerous petroleum is carried; and

(ii) from sunset to sunrise such warning lights as may be required by the Conservator of the Port;

(e) the vessel, when carrying petroleum in bulk, at all times lies afloat unless otherwise permitted by general or special order in writing of the Chief Inspector or the Conservator of the Port;

(f) the vessel, when carrying petroleum in bulk, is constantly under the control and personal supervision of a responsible person;

(g) iron or steel hammers or other instruments capable of causing a spark are not used for the purpose of opening or closing the hatches of tank covers; and

(h) footwear which exposes any iron or steel is not worn on the deck of any vessel while the loading or unloading of dangerous petroleum is proceeding.

39. Loading and unloading by night. — (1) Where adequate electric lighting is installed and rule 105 is complied with, tank ships and barges may discharge or load non-dangerous petroleum at any time and tank hamps and barges which have commercial the discharge into storage tanks on shore, or loading into their own tanks, of dangerous petroleum in bulk before sunset may continue the said discharge or loading.

(2) Should anything occur during discharging or loading dangerous petroleum after sunset which necessitate a repair or disconnections of the plant pipes or connections, such discharging or loading shall be discontinued until after sunrise.

(3) Save as provided by sub-rule (1), petroleum shall not be discharged or loaded or landed between the hours of sunset and sunrise.

(4) This use shall not apply to the refueling of aircraft by vessels certified under rule 30, subject to any conditions which the Chief Inspector may impose in this behalf.

40. Loading and discharge of bulk petroleum. — (1) The loading and discharge of petroleum in bulk shall be by armourea house and metal pipes.
(2) All pipes and other appliances used in the landing or loading of petroleum in bulk shall be free from leakage.

(3) When a ship has finished discharging petroleum other than heavy petroleum, the pipeline shall be immediately empted of petroleum by pumping water through the line.

(4) The Chief Inspector may, by written order, grant exemptions to any particular case from the provisions of sub-rules (1) and (3).

41. Precautions on suspension of loading or discharge. — Where the loading or landing of petroleum has been commenced such loading or landing shall proceed with due diligence, and, if it is discontinued, the tanks and holds of the ships or other vessels concerned and all loading of discharge valves shall be closed immediately.

42. Naked lights, fire and smoking on board a vessel prohibited.—No fire, naked light, fuses, matches or other appliance for producing ignition or explosion and no smoking shall be allowed on board any barge, flat or lighter carrying petroleum in bulk, or on board any such vessel used for the transport of dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk or for the transshipment of petroleum to or form any vessel within the limits of any port:

Provided that nothing in this rule shall prevent the use on a self-propelled barge of the machinery of propulsion.

43. Smoking, fire and lights prohibiting during loading and unloading.— At all times during the loading or unloading of a ship or other vessel until such time as all petroleum shall have been loaded into or removed from such time as all petroleum shall have been loaded into or removed from the holds or tanks and the holds or tanks shall have been securely closed down and, in the case of landing, rendered free from inflammable vapour, there shall be no fire or artificial light or smoking on board such ship or other vessel or within 100 feet of the place whether the petroleum is being loaded or landed.

Provided that this rule shall not apply to the use of lamps, cookers or other similar apparatus electric or otherwise, so designed, constructed and maintained as to be incapable of igniting inflammable vapour or, in the case of heavy petroleum, the use of gallery fires:

Provided further that this rule shall not apply to the discharging or loading of a ship, under conditions approved by the Conservator of the Port, by means of steam from her own boilers or power generated by electric motors or internal combustion engines placed in a position away from cargo holds and pumprooms or by means of electric motor so designed, constructed and maintained as to be incapable of igniting inflammable vapour and maintained in accordance with Lloyd’s or any other approved classification society’s requirements.

44. Matches. — No person engaged in landing or loading petroleum shall carry fuses, matches, or any other appliance for producing ignition or explosion.

45. Fire extinguishing appliances to be ready for use. — Vessels discharging or loading petroleum shall have adequate fire-extinguishing appliance so disposed that they can be put into immediate use, and, if the petroleum is dangerous petroleum, shall have their awning furled.

46. Restriction on the conveyance of petroleum. — Dangerous and non-dangerous petroleum shall be simultaneously conveyed to the shore or to another ship on the same vessel.

47. Restriction as to leaky tins.— Leaky tins or other receptacles containing petroleum shall not be discharged into a vessel containing round tins or other sound receptacles.

48. Transport by sea of petroleum which has not been tested. — (1) Petroleum which has been imported into any port specified in rub-rule (1) of rule 7 and which has not been restored at such port in accordance with the rules contained in Chapter IX, shall not be transported to any other part otherwise than to a port at which importation is permitted under sub-rule (1) of Rule 7 and in accordance with the provisions of all the rules in Chapter II, except rule 5, when it arrives at such other port.

(2) Nothing in sub-rule (1) shall apply to petroleum of Burmese origin which is covered by a certificate in Form B granted by a testing officer appointed by the Government of Burma.

49. Transport by sea of petroleum which has been tested. — Petroleum which has been tested at one of the ports specified in sub-rule (1) of rule 7 and petroleum of Burmese orgin which is covered by a certificate in Form 8 granted by a testing officer appointed by the Governments of Burma, may be transported to any other port and the provisions of rules 8 to 14, 16 and 17 shall apply to such petroleum when it arrives at such other port.

50. Transport over Viramguan customs line. — [(sub-rule (1) omitted by Notification No 1(iii)-18(7)/50, dated 14.7.1951) (1) xxx ]

(2) If the consignment covered by a shipping bill from a custom port is brought as a whole, the shipping bill shall be presented with the consignment and the import application at the land customs station.

(3) If the consignment is brought in parts, the shipping bill shall accompany the first part of the consignment. Subsequent portions of the consignment shall be covered by a certificate from the customs officer of the port of landing declaring that the petroleum forms part of the consignment covered by shipping bill …………… dated …………… forwarded on the ……………… with the first portion of the consignment”.

(4) No petroleum shall be transported over the custom line after the expiry of two months from the date of the shipping bill covering it.

(5) If the petroleum is in package the marks, on the packages shall be fully described in the shipping bill.

(6) The Collector of Salt Revenue, may waive the strict enforcement of sub-rules (2), (3) and (4) in case of emergency, if he is satisfied that the petroleum sought to be transported was originally dispatched from a customs port.

PART III

COASTWISE TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS PETITIONER OTHERWISE THAN IN BULK

51. Application. — (1) The rules in this Part apply only to the transport coastwise of dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk.

(2) Unless otherwise expressly provide din this Part nothing contained in Part II of this Chapter except rule 39, shall apply to any petroleum transported in accordance with this Part.

[(added by Notification No. M-826, dated 18.1.1941) 51-A Conditions of transport by unberthed passenger ships. — Dangerous petroleum may be transported otherwise than in bulk by an unberthed passenger ship as defined in the Merchants Shipping Act, 1923 (XXI of 1923), not being a country craft, in accordance with the provisions of rule 35-A and rules 53 to 61 inclusive.

52. Maximum quantity allowed to be carried.— Dangerous petroleum may be transported otherwise than in bulk by country craft or steam or motor vessel other than unberthed passenger ships defined in the Merchant Shipping Act, 1923, subject to the provisions of rules 53 to 62 inclusively, if the quantity of petroleum does not exceed—

(a) in the case of country craft, the licensed carrying capacity of the vessel after taking into account the weight of the barrels or tins in which the petroleum is carried; or

(b) in the case of steam or motor-vessel, 15 tons.

53. Loading of barrels and drums. — Barrels and drums shall be loaded with the bungs upwards.

54. Carriage, below decks. — Dangerous petroleum shall not be carried below decks in decked vessels unless the hold is property ventilated.

55. Provision of bulkhead. — In all vessels other than country craft a solid gas-tight bulkhead, without openings, and in country craft a solid bulkhead without openings, shall be fitted between the hold and the afterdeck where the crew are accommodated; and in vessels fitted with a poop the bulkhead shall be placed immediately in front of the poop. In deck vessels the bulkhead shall reach upto the deck in all other vessels it shall each to within six inches of the gunwhale.

56. Fire, lights and smoking. — (1) No fire, naked light of any description, and no smoking shall be allowed on any part of a vessel transporting dangerous petroleum except abaft the solid bulkhead.

(2) The navigation lights on any such vessel shall be carried abaft the bulkhead.

57. Carriage of other inflammable cargo. — No inflammable cargo other than dangerous petroleum or other petroleum products or the dunnage used for packing purposes shall be carried on a vessel transporting petroleum.

58. Fire buckets. — Buckets containing dry sand shall be placed at convenient points on a vessel transporting petroleum. Not less than two such buckets shall be placed on the after-deck.

59. Construction of steam or motor-vessels. — Steam or motor-vessels not specially constructed for the carriage of petrol shall not carry petroleum unless they are constructed only for iron or steel.

60. Transport is steam or motor vessels. — On steam or motor vessels not specially constructed for the carriage of petroleum—

(a) any petroleum shall either be carried in separate compartments which shall be gas-tight and shall be efficiently sealed, or in a hold in which there are efficient ventilators in accordance with clause (b), or on deck in accordance with rule 61;

(b) half of the ventilators provided in accordance with clause (a) shall exend to the bottom of the space, and the other half only a short distance, below the deck; the short ventilators shall be labeled “Outlet or to Leeward” and the long “Inlet or to Windward”; such ventilators shall have large cowl heads, the opening being covered with double fine brass wire guaze;

(c) dangerous petroleum shall be contained in receptacles complying with the provisions of rule 27; and

(d) special precautions shall be taken against smoking and the use of lights or fire of any kind while the cargo is being loaded or unloaded, or while the hatches are off, or any deck opening are uncovered before any lights are used to a compartment which contains petroleum precautions shall be taken to ensure that the space is clear of vapour; all empty, receptacles which have contained dangerous petroleum shall be kept securely closed.

61. Transport on deck. — Petroleum may be carried on deck in steam or motor vessel to specially build for the carriage of petroleum, subject to the following conditions—

(a) in cargo ships dangerous petroleum shall not occupy more than 50 per cent of the open deck area and shall be so stowed as not to interfere with the navigation of the ship, or make it unseaworthy;

(b) in passenger ships a limited quantity of dangerous petroleum may be carried provided proper precautions are taken regarding stowage and keeping the packages away from passenger’s promenade or deck space;

(c) the petroleum shall be protected from the direct rays of the sun by the use of a convas awning or otherwise; and

(d) conspicuous notices shall be posted up drawing attention to the danger arising from the smoking or striking matches near the deck cargo.

62. Conditions of transport by country craft. — No dangerous petroleum shall be transported in country craft subject to the following conditions:—

(a) subject to the provision of rule 27, the petroleum shall be carried–

(i) in 40/65 gallon steel barrels the screw bungs of such barrel being well fitting and sealed; or

(ii) in 4 gallons sealed steel drums, not more than three liters of which may be carried on any single vessel; or

(iii) in 2 gallons sealed steel tins, not more than six tiers of which may be carried on any single vessel

(c) all barrels or tins shall be carefully examined and no leaky barrels or tins shall be taken on board the craft;
(d) no barrels, drums or tins shall be placed within four feet of the after-deck where the crew are accommodated in the case of an undecked vessel or on deck in the case of a decked vessel, [(inserted by Notification No.M-826, dated 18.1.1941) no passengers shall be carried on board the craft.]

PART IV
TRANSPORT ON LAND BY VEHICLES

63. Prohibitions of fires and smoking. — (1) No fire or other artificial light capable of igniting inflammable vapour shall be allowed on any vehicle containing petroleum in bulk.

(2) No person shall smoke while on or attending such a vehicle.

(3) No article or substance capable of causing fire or explosion shall be carried on such a vehicle.

Explanation. — For the purpose of this rule any tank or other receptacle which has contained petroleum and which has not been thoroughly cleaned and freed from inflammable vapour shall be deemed to contain petroleum.

64. Filling and discharge of tanks. — (1) Tank wagons, lorries or crafts transporting petroleum shall only be filled or discharged by means of metal pipes or armoured hose in which the armouring is electrically continuous throughout.

(2) Tanks, other than fuel tanks on vehicles, containing dangerous petroleum shall not be fitted on discharged–

(i) within 100 feet of any fire, furnace or artificial light capable of igniting inflammable vapour; or

(ii) at any place where the lorry, wagon or craft is exposed to sparks:

Provided that the distance specified in clause (i) may be reduced to 30 feet when the petroleum is filled or discharged under seal and closed vapour return pipe lines are provided:

Provided further that the distance specified in clause (i) may be reduced to the figure prescribed in the licences in Form K where the petroleum is filled, stored and discharged into a tank in any premises licensed in that Form[: (subs. for full-stop and proviso added by SRO 133(KE)/2005, dated 17.10.2005)

Provided further that the distance specified in clause (i) may be reduced to three meters (ten feet) for LPG cargo vehicle unloading to LPG storage container and so positioned that the shut-off valves in both the LPG cargo vehicle and the LPG storage container are readily accessible.]

Explanation. ¬— A pipe supplying liquid to a tank is “under seal” to that tank if it is screwed to the tank or otherwise attached so that no liquid or vapour can escape into the air except through an approved vent.

65. Means of extinguishing fire to be carried. — An adequate supply of dry sand or other ethcient means of extinguishing fire shall be carried in an easily accessible position on every vehicle transporting petroleum in bulk by road.

66. Prohibition as to public service vehicles. — Petroleum shall not be transported on any public vehicle which is carrying passengers.

67. Vehicles to be constantly attended. — (1) Every vehicle while engaged in the transport of petroleum by road shall be constantly attended by at least one person:

Provided that such vehicles may be left unattended in places previously approved by the Chief Inspector.

(2) Every vehicle on which more than 1,000 gallons of petroleum is being transported by road, or which, while transporting any petroleum by road is being tralled by another vehicle, shall so long as it is in motion, be attended by at least two persons.

68. Trallers attached to vehicles transporting petroleum by road. — (1) A traller not exclusively used for transporting petroleum, shall not be attached to any vehicle transporting petroleum.

(2) A traller transporting petroleum shall not be attached to any vehicle other than a vehicle used for transported petroleum, and not more than one traller shall be so attached.

(3) A traller shall have two axles.

(4) When a traller is attached to a vehicle, the total quantity of petroleum transported on the traller and the vehicle combined shall not exceed 2000 gallons.

(5) If a traller transporting dangerous petroleum is attached to a vehicle transporting non-dangerous petroleum, the vehicle shall comply with all the provisions of these rules relating to vehicles transporting dangerous petroleum.

(6) A traller other than a tank traller shall not be attached to a tank wagon. The capacity of a tank traller shall not exceed 300 gallons and no traller shall be attached to a tank wagon of greater capacity than 1500 gallons.

(7) No traller attached to a tank wagon shall be employed within any thickly populated area without the permission in writing of the District Authority.

69. Tank capacity. — In these rules the tank forming part of a tank wagon or tank traller shall be deemed to include any number of tanks on the same classis and any limitation therein prescribed on the capacity of a tank shall be constructed so as to permit of the tank containing the amount specified under varying degrees of temperature.

70. Employment of electric light. — If electric light is employed on any vehicle, including a traller, used in the transport of petroleum other than heavy petroleum by road, the following condition shall be complied with —

(i) the pressure shall not exceed sixteen volts;

(ii) the circuit shall be heavily insulated and shall be independent of the chassis, and the writing shall be so fixed and protected as to reduce as far as possible the risk of damages:

(iii) the generator, battery, switches and fuses shall be carried in front of the fire-resisting screen and the battery shall be in a easily accessible position; and

(iv) means of cutting off the current close to the battery by a double pole switches or other suitable method shall be provided.

71. Fuelling from vehicles. — (1) No motor conveyance other than aircraft shall fill or replenish its fuel tanks with petroleum other than heavy petroleum directly from vehicles carrying petroleum in bulk.

(2) Aircraft may receive fuel by means of specially constructed tank lorries or wagons only if these are of a type approved by the Chief Inspector for this purpose.

(3) During the fuelling of aircraft used for the conveyance of passengers no passengers shall be allowed to remain in the machine.

(4) No person shall be allowed to smoke within 100 feet of any aircraft while it is being, or is about to be, fuelled.

(5) All aircraft engines within the distance specified in sub-rule (4) shall be stopped so long as fuelling is in progress.

(6) Nothing in sub-rules (2) and (5) shall apply to military aircraft fuelling on military aerodromes.

72. Precautions to be observed during filling or emptying tank-wagons.— During the filling, discharging or emptying of any tank-wagon or traller transporting petroleum in bulk other than heavy petroleum the following precautions shall be observed:—

(i) If the vehicle is mechanically driven the engine shall be stopped so long as the filling, discharging or emptying is in progress and shall not be restarted until all tanks and valves have been securely closed:

Provided that this condition may be dispensed with in the case of vehicle approved under sub-rule (2) of Rule 71, which are supplying aircraft;

(ii) adequate provision shall be made to prevent the accumulation of a dangerous static charge of electricity.

(iii) if the wagon is drawn by an animal or animals, they shall be removed from the wagon and the wheels securely scotched before the filling, discharging or emptying of any dangerous petroleum is begun; and

(iv) the vehicle shall be constantly attended by a competent person.

74. Composite vehicles. — Petroleum in cans or other Receptacles shall not be transported by road on any tank-wagon used for the transport of petroleum unless the wagon is so constructed as to comply with the conditions applicable to transport on wagons other than tank wagons as well as with the conditions applicable to transport on tank wagons.

75. Filling and dipping pipes to be kept closed. — Except during the operations of filling or emptying a tank-wagon the filling and dipping pipes shall be kept securely closed. Where the filling pipes are not provided with a liquid seal, the covers shall be kept locked or properly sealed except during the operation of filling a tank-wagon, and the keys shall not be carried on the wagon.

76. filling and emptying by right. — Except where approved electric lighting as specified in rule 105 is exclusively used, the filling, discharging and emptying of tank wagons shall be performed between used, the filling, discharging and emptying of tank wagons shall be performed between the hours of sunrise and sunset.

77. Approval of vehicles for transport in bulk necessary. — [(subs. by Notification No. SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (1) The petroleum including compressed Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Industrial Compressed Gases shall not be transported by road without license granted by Chief Inspector of Explosives or Inspector of Explosives authorized by Chief Inspector of Explosives. After physical inspection of vehicle and scrutiny of requisite particulars which shall be furnished together with an original treasury receipt duly paid according to S. Nos. 12, 13, 14 and the corresponding entries relating thereto in column (5) of Schedule-I:

Provided that this rule shall not be apply to the tank or cylinder fitted in the vehicle for fuelling.]

(2) All such vehicles other than those exclusively used for the transport of heavy petroleum shall have a stamped, embossed, painted or printed warning exhibiting in conspicuous characters the words “Petrol”, “Motor Spirit”, “Kerosene” or in equivalent warning of the nature of the contents.

(3) Every such vehicle and its fittings shall be maintained in good condition.

78. Vehicles for transport other than in bulk. — (1) Every vehicle on which petroleum not in bulk is transported shall be strongly constructed and with sides and back of adequate height and shall be maintained in good condition.

(2) In the case of an animal drawn vehicle the requirement in sub-rule (1) regarding the sides and back of the vehicle shall not apply if the load is securely fastened to the vehicle.

(3) All receptacles shall be so packed as not to project beyond the sides or back of the vehicle.

79. Engines of mechanically driven vehicles. — (1) In every mechanically driven vehicles used for the transport by road of petroleum other than non-dangerous petroleum not in bulk or heavy petroleum:

(a) the engine shall be of an internal combustion type;

(b) the engine fuel tank and electric batteries shall be effectively screened from the body of the vehicle by a fire resisting shield carried up above the height of the load and down to within twelve inches of the ground; and

(c) the exhaust shall be wholly in front of the fire-raising shield.

(2) If windows are provided in the fire-resisting shield they shall be fitted with wired glass.

(3) The fuel-tank of every such vehicle other than an articulated vehicle may be behind the fire-resisting shield if:–

(a) a fuel feed apparatus, placed in front of the shield, is used to lift the contents from the fuel tank; and

(b) the fuel tank is protected from blows by the frames or by stout steel guards, and the filling hole cover is provided with a lock.

(4) The fuel tank of any vehicle may be behind the fire-resisting shield if the fuel used in the engine is heavy petroleum.

(5) A quick action cut-off valve shall be fitted to the fuel feed pipe of every such vehicle in any easily accessible position, which shall be clearly marked.

80. Speed limit for vehicles. — Without prejudice to the operation of any other provision of law for the time being in force whereby a lower limit of speed is imposed, the speed of a motor tank wagon, or a motor lorry transporting petroleum in receptacles shall not exceed 36 miles per hour if fitted with pneumatic tyres and 15 miles per hour if fitted with solid tyres.

81. Exemptions. — (1) If the Chief Inspector is satisfied that in respect of any class of vehicle any of the requirements of rules 68, 78 and 79 may be safely suspended or relaxed, he may authorize such suspension or relaxation for such period and under such conditions as he may think fit.

(2) Nothing in rules 68, 70, 77, 78 and 79 shall apply to vehicle and trallers in the possession of Pakistan forces.

82. Special provisions for motor conveyances. — (1) Rules 63 to 80 shall not apply to the conveyance of petroleum in any motor vehicle for use only in the propulsion of such vehicle.

(2) No motor conveyance carrying passengers on hire shall any petroleum other than-

(i) petroleum in the fuel tank incorporated in the conveyance, and

(ii) petroleum not exceeding 20 gallons in quantity intended to be used to generate motive power for the conveyance and kept in the manner provided in sub-section (2) of Section 8 of the Act.

(3) During the filling of more than six passengers on hire, no passenger shall be allowed to remain in the vehicles.

(4) All petroleum tins carried in a vehicle carrying passengers for hire shall be securely closed and shall be carried in a specially prepared receptacles which is not accessible to passengers in a vehicle, and is not on the roof.

PART V
TRANSPORT BY PIPE LINES

83. Application. — The rules in this part apply only to the transport of petroleum by means of pipelines other than those in any area in which operations for the winning of natural petroleum or natural gas or both are carried on or within the limits of refineries and installations.

84. Casings. — (1) An approved casing shall be put over the pipeline where it passes under any railway of public road and an approved protective casing shall be constructed round the pipe where it cross over any railway or protected work:

Provided that the Chief Inspector may waive this rule in the case of any specified road or roads, if he is satisfied that the safety of the public is not likely to be endangered thereby.

(2) The Chief Inspector may require an extra-casing to be put over the pipeline where it crosses any stream, road, railway or protected work.

85. Patrol. — The whole of every pipeline shall be efficiently patrolled.

86. Prevention of excessive pressure.— As a precaution against excessive pressure in the pipeline, an automatic bypass relief valve and reliable pressure gauge shall be placed on the common discharge pipe at pumping stations.

87. Telegraph and telephone.— A telephone or telegraph line shall be provided with connections at frequent intervals along the pipeline. One telephone or telegraph line shall suffice for a series of parallel pipelines.

Provided that this rule shall not apply to a pipeline connecting railway sidings with installations if the length of such pipeline does not exceed one mile.

88. Gate valves.—Gate valves shall be provided at reasonable intervals.

89. Checking of tank gauges.— Tank gauges shall be checked between stations at frequent intervals.

CHAPTER IV
STORAGE OF PETROLEUM REQUIRING LICENCE

90. Licence for storage.— Save as provided in Sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Act by rule 109 on one stall store any petroleum except under a licence granted under these rules :

Provided that no licence shall be necessary for storage in a well-head tank.

91. Precaution against fire.— (1) No person shall smoke in any installation or storage shed.

(2) No person shall carry matches, fuses or other appliance for producing, ignition or explosion in nay installation or, storage shed which is used for the storage of dangerous petroleum.

(3) No fire, furnace or other source of heat or light capable of igniting inflammable vapour shall be allowed in any licensed installation or storage shed save in places specially authorized by the licensing authority for the purpose.

(4) Any adequate supply of dry sand or earth together with the necessary implements for its convenience application, or other efficient means of extinguishing petroleum fires, shall always be kept in every installation and in or adjacent to storage shed.

92. Supervision of operation within an installation or storage shed.— All operations within an installation or storage shed shall be conducted under the supervision of an experienced responsible agent or supervisor.

93. Cleanliness of installation or storage shed.— The ground in the interior of an installation, and the protected area surrounding any storage shed or installation, shall be kept clean and free from all inflammable material, waste vegetation and rubbish.

Explanation.— In this rule “protected area” means the area necessary for the maintenance of the distances required under the conditions of the licence to be kept clear between any installation or storage shed and any protected work.

94. Drainage.— (1) All enclosures, surrounding tanks or buildings belonging to an installation or storage shed shall be kept drained and no water shall be allowed to accumulate in the enclosure.

(2) Where drainage is effected by means of a pipe the pipe shall be fitted with a valve actuated from the outside of the enclosure:

Provided that this sub-rule shall not apply to storage sheds which are not required under these rules or the terms of the licence to be provided with and enclosure wall or embankment.

(3) All valves and other openings for draining of water shall be kept closed except when water is being drained off.

(4) The nature of the drainage arrangements shall be shown in the plan submitted with the application for a licence.

95. Exclusion of unauthorized person.— (1) Every installation shall be surrounded by a wall or fence of at least six feet in height.

Provided that nothing in this sub-rule shall apply to an installation licensed under the rule in force immediately before these rules come into o unless its fencing is considered by the licensing authority to be unsatisfactory.

(2) Precautions shall be taken to prevent unauthorized persons from having access to any storage shed or installation.

96. Children.— No person under the age of 15 years shall be employed in or allowed to enter any premises licensed under these rules.

97. Receptacles for petroleum.— The provisions of rules 26, 27 and 28 shall apply to petroleum stored under licence.

98. Petroleum only to be stored.— No installation or storage shed shall without permission in writing from the Chief Inspector be used for any purpose other than the storage and distribution of petroleum and purposes directly connected therewith.

[(inserted by Notification SRO 139(KE)/2010 dated 2.12.2010) 98-A Approval of ancillary facilities.— The pump premises, for approval of ancillary facilities shall conform to the minimum standards as laid down in Schedule IV to these rules.]

99. Marking of capacity of tanks.— The capacity in gallons of every tank in an installation shall be conspicuously marked on the tank.

100. Construction of tanks.— (1) Every tank or other receptacle used for the storage of petroleum in bulk other than a well-head tank shall be constructed of iron or steel properly erected and designed according to sound engineering practice; and together with all pipes and fittings, shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent any leakage of petroleum.

(2) The height of a storage tank shall not exceed its diameter:

Provided that, in the case of tanks of less than 30,000 gallons capacity, the height may extend to one and-a-half time the diameter.

(3) No tank shall be more than 50 feet in height.

101. Testing of tanks.— (1) Storage tanks or other receptacles for the storage of petroleum in bulk other than well-head tanks, after being placed in a final position and before being brought into use, shall, unless they were in use before the 1st April, 1937, be tested by water pressure by the licensee in the presence of an Engineer accepted as qualified for the purpose by licensing authority.

(2) The water used for testing shall be free from petroleum and shall not be passed through any pipes or pumps ordinarily used for the conveyance of petroleum:

Provided that, where the licensing authority is satisfied that it is not reasonably possible to convey water by pipes or pumps other than those ordinarily used for the conveyance of petroleum, he may permit the use of a petroleum pipe or pump for the conveyance of water subject to such conditions as he may impose.

(3) The test referred to in sub-rule (1) shall also be made before any receptacles for the storage or petroleum in bulk are brought into use after being required.

102. Earthing of tanks.— All tanks or other receptacles for the storage of petroleum in bulk, other than well-head tanks or tanks or receptacles of less than 10,000 gallons capacity containing heavy petroleum, shall be electrically connected with the earth in an efficient manner by means of not less than two separate and distinct connections placed at opposite extremities of such tank or receptacle. The roof and all metal connections of such tank or receptacle shall be in efficient electrical contract with the body of such tank or receptacle.

103. Inspection of earth connections.— (1) The connections and contacts required by rule 102 shall be inspected and tested at least once in every year by [(subs by Notification No.1(iii)18/241/49, dated 16th February, 1950) an Inspector or Assistant Inspector of Explosives] in the manner prescribed by the Chief Inspector.

(2) A record of such inspections and tests shall be maintained by such Licensee and shall be produced on demand by any Inspector.

[(Subs. by Notification No. 1(III)18/241/49, dated 16th February, 1950) Comments by the Chief Inspector of Explosives.— The inspection under this Rule should be carried in the following manner:—

(1) ‘as existing’,
(2) ‘as existing’,
(3) The conditions of the connections and contacts will not be considered satisfactory unless the resistances to earth are found to be less than 10 ohms.

Cautions.— The use of any testing instruments, capable of producing a spark, which is not so shielded as to be incapable of igniting inflammable vapours, is prohibited under rule 91.

[(subs by Notification No.1(iii) 18/24/49, dated 16.2.1950) (3) A fee of [(subs by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 10.12.2010) one thousand rupees], for the service, shall be payable by the Licensee for the test prescribed in Rule 103(1). In the event of the test proving unsatisfactory, a fee of [(subs by Notification No. SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 10.12.2010) seven hundred and fifty rupees] shall be payable by the licensee for each subsequent test until the circuit is passed by the Testing Officer as satisfactory:

Provided that—

(1) not more than [(subs by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 10.12.2010) one thousand rupees] shall be charged for all tests made on a circuit during any one day, and
(2) where two or more earthing circuits are connected to the same tank, free for testing all such circuits shall not exceed the fee prescribed for testing one circuit.

104. Night working.— No installation or storage shed shall be opened and no work in any installation or storage shed shall be permitted, between sunset and sunrise except where approved electric lighting as specified in Rule 105 is exclusively used.

105. Electric apparatus.— (1) All electric wires installed at least than 15 feet from the ground in any petroleum installation or situated within 20 feet of any building or tank containing dangerous petroleum shall consist of insulated cables, enclosed in metallic covering which shall be gas-light, electrically and mechanically continuous throughout, and effectively earthed outside the building.

(2) No electric wire shall pass over any petroleum tank, filling, painting or storage shed.

(3) In filling, installation and storage sheds and pump rooms used for—

(i) dangerous petroleum —

(a) all electric meters, distribution board, switches, fuses, plugs and sockets shall be placed outside the building and shall be of flame-proof construction satisfying the requirements of the British Standard Specification No.229, and the frames shall be effectively earthed;

(b) all electric fixed lamps shall be enclosed in a wall glass flame-proof fitting, either doubtly enclosed with an inner and an outer well glass or singly enclosed with substantial metal protection; such lamps shall be installed at 12 feet where possible, but in no case less than 8 feet, above the floor level;

(c) all electric portable hand lamps of the self-contained pattern shall be of a type approved hand lamps of the self-contained pattern shall be of a type approved by the Chief Inspector.

(d) For the examination of cans and other containers, electric torches employing of separate battery may be used; these torches shall be fitted with substantially protected flame-proof globes and shall be supplied through a cable or cabtyre or other suitable sheathing and properly constructed flame-proof connectors; and

(e) no single fixed lamp shall exceed 150 watts.

(ii) non-dangerous petroleum—

(a) all electric meters, distribution boards, switches, fuses, plugs and sockets shall be enclosed in iron-clad, gas-tight cases and shall be fixed at lest 5 feet above the floor level in well-ventilated positions close to the door;

(b) all electric fixed lamps shall be enclosed in a gas-tight well glass fitting provided with substantial material protection;

(c) all electric portable hand lamps shall be fitted with substantially protected gas-tight globes and supplied through a flexible cab-tyre or other suitable sheathing and properly constructed gas-tight connectors; and

(d) no single fixed lamps shall exceed 200 watts and no hand lamp shall exceed 30 watts.

106. Pumping.— No internal combustion engine or electric motor shall be used for driving pumps for pumping petroleum save in a pump house specially constructed for the purpose and under such conditions as may be approved by the Chief Inspector.

Provided that this rule shall not apply where the motor, control switchgear and starting apparatus are of flame-proof construction satisfying the requirements of the British Standard Specification No. 229.

107. Posting up of rules and conditions.— Copies of the preceding rules in this Chapter and of the conditions of the licence shall be exhibited in a conspicuous place in every licensed installation and storage shed.

108. Petroleum in possession of Pakistan forces.— Nothing in rules 90, 95, 98, 101 and 104 shall apply to petroleum in the possession of Pakistan Forces.

CHAPTER V
STORAGE OF PETROLEUM NOT REQUIRING LICENCE

109. Exemption of heavy petroleum.— (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, it shall be permissible to store without licence subject to the conditions of this Chapter, petroleum in quantities ot exceeding 10,000 gallons, which is not stored in the same installation or storage shed as other petroleum.

(2) The provisions of Chapter IV shall not apply to petroleum so permitted to be stored without licence under sub-rule (1).

110. Storage of exempted heavy petroleum in bulk.— (1) Heavy petroleum in bulk, if stored otherwise than under a licence, shall be stored in a tank constructed of iron or steel property erected and designed and the tank with all pipes and fittings shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent any leakage of petroleum.

(2) All tanks of a capacity exceeding 1,000 gallons shall be surrounded by a bank or wall, or sunk in a pit, so constructed and maintained as to be able to contain without leakage the whole of the petroleum liable to be present at any one time in the tank.

(3) A distance of not less than ten feet shall be kept clear between protected works and the enclosure walls or banks.

(4) Nothing in this rule shall apply to petroleum in the possession of Pakistan Forces.

111. Storage of exempted heavy petroleum not in bulk.— Heavy petroleum which is not in bulk, if stored otherwise than under a licence, shall, if the quantity exceeds 500 gallons, be stored in a storage shed or which either:–

(a) the doorways and other openings shall be built up to a height of one foot above the level of the floor; or
(b) the floor shall be sunk to a depth of one foot.

112. Prior report of storage of exempted heavy petroleum.— Every person intending to store heavy petroleum in quantity exceeding 1,000 gallons, otherwise than under a licence shall send to the Chief Inspector a prior report stating the situation of the premises on which such petroleum is to be stored.

113. Garages and hangars.— (1) Every garage or hanger used for housing any motor conveyance containing dangerous petroleum in bulk in any tank incorporated in the conveyance, whether such petroleum is intended to be used to generate motive power for the conveyance or not, shall be constructed of uninflammable material and be effectively and safely ventilated to the open air.

(2) Every such garage of hanger shall be in charge of a competent person who shall be responsible for taking all proper precautions against fire and shall prevent unauthorized persons from having access to the building.

CHAPTER VI
LICENCES

114. Application for licence.— (1) A person wishing to obtain or to renew a licence prescribed under these rules shall submit an application in writing to the authority empowered to grant such a licence.

(2) Every applicant for the grant or renewal of a licence to store or to import and store petroleum shall be in Form D.

[(added by Notification No. SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (3) Scrutiny fee of five hundred rupees (not refundable) shall be payable with each such application for grant of renewal of a licence.]

115. Grant of licence.— (1) Licences for importation and storage may be granted by the licensing authorities set forth in Schedule I in the forms, for the purposes, and on payment of the fees, specified therein.

(2) A licence in Form H may be granted for such period as the licensing authority may deem necessary subject to a maximum of twelve months. Every other licence granted or renewed under these rules shall remain in force until the 31st day of December of the year for which the licence is granted or renewed.

(3) Where the licensing authority is the Chief Inspector, an applicant for a new licence may apply to the District Authority for a certificate to the effect that there is no objection to the applicant receiving a licence for the site proposed and the District Authority shall, if he sees no objection, grant such certificate to the applicant, who may forward it to the Chief Inspector with his application in Form D.

(4) The Chief Inspector may refer an application not accompanied by a certificate granted under sub-rule (3), to the District Authority for his observations.

(5) If the District Authority, either on a reference being made to him or otherwise, intimates to the Chief Inspector that any licence which has been applied for, should not in his opinion be granted, such licence shall not be issued without the sanction of the Federal Government.

(6) No licence in Form H shall be granted except to a person holding a licence in Form I.

(7) In the case of a licence granted for storage one copy of the plan or plans of the storage premises signed in token of approval by the licensing authority shall be attached to the licence and one copy shall be filed for record in the office of the licensing authority.

[(sub-rules (9) to (12) added by Notification SRO 1 (KE)/2007, dated 22.12.2006) (9) For installation of a CNG station at any existing petrol pump, no additional NOC shall be required except permission for construction and installation and licence for its operation, from the Department of Explosives.

(10) For installation of a stand-alone CNG station at raw sites or new locations, NOCs from the following authorities shall be required, namely:—

(a) Gas Utility Company;
(b) Civil Defence; and
(c) Tehsil Municipal Officer.

(11) The permission for construction and installation of CNG station alongwith plan approval shall be granted by Chief Inspector of Explosives under the Petroleum Act, 1934 (XXX of 1934) and the Explosives Act, 1884 (IV of 1884).

(12) All authorities concerned for the issuance of permission or NOCs of licenses or otherwise shall decide the case within one month of the receipt of the request for installation of a CNG station.]

COMMENTS

Policy notification issued by District Authority would not be in conflict with Arts. 141 and 152 of the Constitution when Federal statute itself has prescribed District authority to issue policy notifications as to NOC (2005 CLJ 226)

116. Particulars of licence. — Every licence granted under thee rules shall be held subject to the conditions endorsed on it and shall contain all the particulars which are contained in the form prescribed for it by these rules.

117. Power of licensing authority to alter conditions.— (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in rule 116 the licensing authority, at the time of issuing a licence, may omit, alter or add to any of the conditions specified in the prescribed form of licence.

(2) The power conferred by sub-rule (1) shall not be exercised by the District Authority without the prior concurrence of the Chief Inspector.

118. Amendment of licence.— (1) Any licence granted under these rules may be amended by the authority granting such a licence:

Provided that the amendments shall not be inconsistent with any rule in this Chapter.

(2) A licensee who desires to have his licence amended shall submit it to the licensing authority with an application stating the nature of the amendment and the reasons therefore.

(3) The fee for the amendment of a licence shall be [(subs. by SRO 139 (KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) equal to license fee] plus the amount (if any) by which the fee that would have been payable if the licence had originally been issued in the amended form exceeds the fee originally paid for the licence.

119. Renewal of licence. —(1) A licence may be renewed by the authority empowered to grant such a licence.

(2) Every application for the renewal of a licence shall be made not less than thirty days before the date on which the licence expires, and if the application is so made, the premises shall be held to be duly licensed until such date as the licensing authority renews the licence or until an intimation that the renewal of the licence is refused has been communicated to the applicant.

[(subs. by Notification No. E-104, dated 13th December, 1942) (3) The same fee shall be charged for the renewal of a licence as for the grant thereof, provided that if the application for renewal is not received within the time specified in sub-rule (2), the licence shall be renewed only on payment of double the fee ordinarily payable for the licence.]

[(added by Notification SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (4) Fresh licence, in lieu of the expired license, shall be granted only on payment of three times the fee ordinarily payable for the license plus fee equal to the licence fee, for each year or part thereof which the licence remained expired.]

120. Renewal of licence.— (1) A licensing authority refusing to grant, amend or renew a licence, shall record his reasons for such refusal in writing.

(2) A copy of the order containing the reasons for such refusal shall be given to the applicant on payment of a fee of [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) five hundred rupees].

121. Cancellation of licence.— (1) Every licence granted under these rules shall be liable to be cancelled by order the licensing authority for any contravention of the Act or of any rule thereunder, or of any condition contained in such licence.

(2) A licensing authority canceling a licence shall record his reason for so doing in writing.

(3) A copy of the order containing the reasons for the cancellation of a licence shall be given to the holder of the licence on payment of a fee of [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) five hundred rupees].

122. Appeals.— (1) Any person may appeal to the Federal Government from an order of the Chief Inspector, refusing to grant, amend or renew a licence of canceling a licence.

(2) Any person may appeal to the immediate official superior of the District Authority from an order of the District Authority refusing to grant amend or renew a licence of canceling a licence.

[(subs. by Notification SRO 139 (KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (3) Every such appeal shall be accompanied by a scrutiny fee of three thousand rupees (non-refundable), if preferred to Chief Inspector, and five thousand rupees if preferred to the Federal Government. No such fee is required for the appeal specified in clause (ii) of sub-rule (1).]

(4) The appeal shall be presented within 30 days when the order appealed against has been passed by the District Authority and within 60 days when the order has been passed by the Chief Inspector.

123. Supply of rules.— With every licence granted for the storage of petroleum, a copy of rules 90 to 107 in Chapter IV shall be given free of charge to the Licensee.

124. Certificate of safety.— (1) Before petroleum is stored in any installation for which a licence is being granted for the first time, a certificate shall be furnished to the licensing authority to the effect that all enclosure walls and embankments constructed in accordance with the conditions of the licence are of such a nature as to ensure safety.

(2) The certificate shall be signed by an Engineer accepted as qualified for the purpose by the licensing authority.

(3) When the licence is not granted for the first time, but is being granted for an increased quantity of petroleum, a certificate shall similarly be furnished to the licensing authority before any quantity of petroleum exceeding the account which was admissible under the former licence is stored in the installation.

125. Transfer of licence for storage.—(1) The holder of a licence for the storage of petroleum may, at any time before the expiry of the licence, apply for permission to transfer his licence to another person.

(2) Such application shall be made to the licensing authority who shall, if he approves for the transfer, enter upon the licence, under his signature, an endorsement to the effect that the licence has been transferred to the person named.

[(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (3) A fee of ten thousand rupees or equal to the license fee whichever is higher, shall be charged on each such application.]

(4) The person to whom the licence is so transferred shall enjoy the same powers and be subject to the same obligations under the licence as the original holder.

126. Procedure on death or disability of license.— (1) If a Licensee dies or becomes insolvent or mentally incapable or otherwise disabled, the person carrying on the business of such Licensee shall not be liable to any penalty or confiscation under the Act or these rules for exercising the powers granted to the Licensee by the licence during such time as may reasonably be required to allow him to make an application for a new licence in his own name for the unexpired portion of the original licence.

(2) A fee [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) of ten thousand rupees] shall be charged for a new licence for the unexpired portion of an original licence granted to any person applying for it under this rule.

127. Loss of licence.— Where a licence granted under these rules is lost or accidentally destroyed, a duplicate may be granted on payment of a fee of [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) equal to license fee].

128. Payment of fees.— (1) Every application for the grant or renewal of a licence shall be accompanied by the fee payable thereon. If the licence is not granted or renewed, the fee shall be refunded.

(2) All fees chargeable under these rules in respect of licences granted by the District Authority shall be paid by means of impressed stamps or in cash.

(3) The payment of all other fees under these rules shall be made in cash or by cheque.

129. Power to exempt from payment of fees.— The Federal Government may, by genereal or special order, grant exemption from or reduce of any fee payable under these rules.

130. Production of licence on demand.— (1) Every person holding or acting under a licence granted under these rules shall produce it, or an authenticated copy of it, at the place to which the licence applies, when called upon to do so by any Inspector.

[(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (2) Copies of any licence may for the purpose of this rule be authenticated by the licensing authority on payment of one thousand rupees for each authentication. Duplicate authenticated copy may be issued on payment of five hundred for each license].

131. Procedure on reports of infringements.— If the District Authority shall inform the Chief Inspector of the action taken by him on any reports of infringements of the Act or of these rules which the Chief Inspector may make to him.

CHAPTER VII
REFINING AND BLENDING OF PETROLEUM

132. Approval of refinery. —(1) No person shall refine or blend petroleum unless the plans showing the general arrangement of tanks, stills, fencing, gates, and all plant and buildings at the place where it is proposed to refine or blend petroleum (hereinafter in this Chapter referred to as the refinery) have been approved by the Chief Inspector.

(2) The Chief Inspector on receiving an application under sub-rule (1) may require the submission of such particulars as he may specify regarding the materials used or to be used in the construction of stills, condensing pipes and tanks, and the method of their erection.

[(sub-rule added by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) (3) In addition to the storage fee, a scrutiny fee or twenty-five thousand rupees (not refundable) shall be charged for each such application].

133. Retention of plans.— A copy of the approved plans, which shall incorporated any alterations sanctioned under rule 135 from time to time shall be kept at the refinery.

134. Application of rules.— Rules 135 to 147 inclusive apply only to refineries.

135. Alteration.— No alteration, in a refinery involving the general arrangement of tanks, stills, any other plant and buildings or the materials used in the construction or the method of erection of the stills, condensing pipes and tanks shall be carried out without the previous sanction in writing of the Chief Inspector.

136. Use of fire-proof materials.— All buildings in which petroleum is handled shall be built of fire-proof materials.

137. Situation of storage tanks.— No storage tank, the capacity of which exceeds 50,000 gallons, shall be situated nearer than 330 feet to any still boiler or furnace.

138. Drainage.— Suitable arrangements shall be made for the proper carrying off and fire-igniting of all drainage and possible leakage from a still or bench of stills.

140. Fire and smoking.— (1) No fire, furnace or source of heat or light capable of igniting inflammable vapour shall be allowed except in the firing spaces of stills or boilers.

(2) No smoking shall be allowed except in spaces or buildings specially approved for the purpose by the Chief Inspector.

141. Supply of sand or earth.— (1) An adequate quantity of dry sand or earth together with the necessary implements for its convenient application or order efficient means of extinguishing petroleum fires shall always be kept readily accessible near tanks and stills.

(2) The Chief Inspector may specify the quantity of dry sand or earth which shall be deemed to be adequate for the purposes of this rule.

142. Hydrants and hoses.— (1) In a refinery with a still capacity exceeding on an average 1000 gallons daily hydrants with a minimum pressure of 40 lbs, with the necessary hose, shall be provided at suitable points. Their location shall be shown in the approved plans of the refinery.

(2) All hydrants and hoses shall be kept in an efficient condition.

143. Pumping of dangerous petroleum.— All dangerous petroleum as it leaves the stills, with the exception of such quantities as may be pumped direct to service tanks for fuel, shall be at once pumped out of the refinery to storage tank, and shall not be stored in the immediate neighbourhood of stills and holders:

Provided that the Chief Inspector may permit dangerous petroleum to be disposed of otherwise.

144. Prevention of danger from electricity.— Adequate provision shall be made to prevent the accumulation of dangerous static charges of electricity.

145. Plans.— Fire walls and efficient separators for drainage shall be shown in the plans referred to in rule 132 and may be required to be erected when deemed necessary by the Chief Inspector.

146. Reports of fires.— The occurrence of any fire at a refinery shall be reported immediately by the person incharge of the refinery for the time being to the nearest Police Station and to the Chief Inspector.

147. Closing of refinery.— If a refinery is closed down, the area within the fence surrounding it shall be cleared of all petroleum having a flashing point below 2000F, as soon as possible.

CHAPTER VII
TETRA ETHYL LEAD MIXTURES

148. Addition to tetra ethyl lead.— Tetra ethyl lead shall not be added to petroleum in such quantity as to render the proportion of tetra eghyl lead to petroleum in excess of one part in 1,000 parts by volume or one part in 450 parts by weight.

149. Importation, transport and storage.— No person shall import, transport or store any petroleum containing tetra ethyl lead in which the proportion of tetra ethyl lead exceeds one part in 1000 parts by volume or one part in 450 parts by weight.

150. Power to increase proportion.— The Chief Inspector may byan order in writing in special cases permit the proportions of tetra ethyl lead prescribed in rules 148 and 149 to be increased.

151. Colouration.— Every mixture of petroleum and tetra ethyl lead shall be distinctively coloured before being sold to the public

152. Marking of receptacles.— All receptacles containing a mixture of petroleum and tetra ethyl lead shall unless they are in the possession of Pakistan forces bear a warning in the following terms.–

CHAPTER IX
TESTING OF PETROLEUM

153. Drawing of samples.— (1) In all cases the sampling officer shall personally superintend the drawing of the sample. Where the sample is drawn from on original unopened receptacle containing petroleum not in bulk the opening shall be sufficient to admit of the sample being rapidly transferred from the receptacle.

(2) Two bottles, each o the capacity of about 40-fluid ounces, shall be filled to three-quarters of their capacity with the sample and corked. The corks shall be driven home arid cut off level with the neck; and melted sealing was shall be worked into the corks and the bottles shall be efficiently sealed.

(3) In the case of petroleum imported by sea the bottle containing the sample shall, after being sealed, be labeled with the name of the ship, the name of the consignee, and such other distinguishing marks as may be necessary.

154. Forwarding and retention of samples.— One of the bottles referred to in sub-rule (2) of rule 153 shall be preserved for reference in case of need and the other shall be forwarded to the testing officer.

155. Procedure for delivery of samples from ship’s cargo.— (1) When the master of, or the agent for, ship has made the declaration required by rule 8, the sampling officer shall go on board the vessel and obtain samples of all the petroleum on board which it is intended to land at the port. If the importer so desires the sampling officer shall also take samples of all the petroleum on board which it is intended to land at any other port in Pakistan:

Provided that if sample need be taken of—

(a) petroleum which is declared to be dangerous; or
(b) petroleum to Burmese original which is converted by a certificate in Form B granted by a testing officer appointed by the Government of Burma.

(2) The master shall deliver to the sampling officer, without charge, samples of every variety of petroleum comprised in the petroleum of which samples are to be taken under sub-rule (1). Such samples shall, if the sampling officer so requires, be taken from the particular receptacles indicated by him:

Provided that when the petroleum is in cases, samples may be taken as landing proceeds.

156. Selection of samples from ship’s cargo.— The minimum number of samples to be selected of each brand of quality continued in the cargo shall be as follows:–

(a) of petroleum certified in accordance with rule 11 –

(i) in cases—one samples for every 15000 cases or part thereof;
(ii) in casks of drums, declared to be of uniform quality— one sample for every 10000 gallons or part thereof;
(iii) In bulk or in tanks—one sample from each group of tanks or tank compartments certified to be of the same brand of quality;

(b) of other petroleum —

(i) in cases—one sample for every 10000 cases or part thereof;
(ii) in casks or drum, declared to be of uniform quality—one sample for every 80000 gallons or part thereof;
(iii) in bulk or in tanks—one sample from each tank or tank compartment.

157. Standard Test Apparatus.— (1) The Standard Test Apparatus and thermometers shall–

(a) agree in every respect with the specifications laid down in Schedule III; and
(b) have been tested and certified by the Board of Trade or the National Physical Laboratory, London, and marked with the year of tests.

(2) The standard thermometers shall be replaced at least once in every three years.

158. Certificate of apparatus.— (1) When any apparatus for determining the flashing-point of petroleum is submitted to the officer approved under sub-section (1) of Section 15 of the Act for comparison wit the Standard Test Apparatus, that officer shall examine the apparatus including the thermometers and the barometers of aneroids.

(2) No certificate shall be granted under section 16 of the Act if–

(a) the apparatus is in any respect outside the tolerances laid down in Schedule III to these rules or is otherwise defective; or
(b) any thermometer shows leadings verifying by more than 10 F, at temperatures of 760 F and 1200 F as given by the Standard Test Apparatus; or
(c) any barometer or enrolled shows a variation of more than half an inch from the pressure given by the Standard Test Apparatus.

(3) A certificate in Form E shall be granted in respect of any apparatus which has been found to agree with the Standard Test Apparatus within the limits mentioned in sub-rule (2).

(4) A certificate granted under this rule shall be valid for a period of three years.

159. Register of certificate.— A register of all certificates granted under rule 158 shall be maintained in Form F by the officer appointed under sub-section (1) of Section 15 of this Act.

160. Methods of test.— (1) The testing officer shall test the samples in the manner laid down in Schedule III to these Rules.

(2) In all cases at least three samples shall be separately tested, the average of the three readings being corrected for the thermometer correction, if any, and for the barometric correction in case of dispute.

(3) If the average flashing-point is not lower than 760 F and no one test gives flashing-point below 730 F, the whole of the petroleum represented by the samples shall be deemed to be non-dangerous petroleum.

161. Procedure when tests show want for uniformity.— (1) If the testing officer, after testing samples taken from a ship’s cargo, considers further tests necessary to satisfy himself that non of the petroleum is dangerous, he shall report to the Collector of the Customs accordingly.

(2) On receipt of a report under sub-rule (1)—

(a) when the consignment is imported in cases or casks or drums, the Collector of Customs shall cause the petroleum in question to be landed and stacked in lots of not more than 1500 cases or casks or drums each, or to be discharged into boats each containing not more than 1500 cases or casks or drums, and the sampling officer shall select and deliver to the testing officer one sample from each lot;
(b) when the consignment is imported in bulk, the sampling officer shall forward a second sample and the Collector of Customs may, until the receipt of the testing officer’s further report, prevent the landing of any portion of the contents of the tank in question, or may permit it to be landed as provided in rule 15.

(c) If the petroleum has been already landed and stored under rule 15—

(i) if it is not in bulk it shall be divided into lots and samples of each lot shall be selected as provided in clause (a);
(ii) if it is in bulk samples shall be drawn from each separate storage tank containing the petroleum.

162. Certificate of tests. — (1) The testing officer shall as soon as practicable, and ordinarily within twenty-four hours after receipt of any samples make out a certificate in Form G and shall forward in it in the case of samples of petroleum taken on board of ship to the Collector of Customs and in the case of other samples to the officer submitting the sample.

(2) The testing officer shall, at the request of any person concerned, furnish him with a certificate copy of the certificate in Form G on payment of a fee of [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) one thousand rupees].

163. Fees for inspection and comparison.— (1) The fee for each inspection of the Standard Test Apparatus shall be [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) one thousand rupees].

(2) The fees for comparing a privately owned test apparatus with the Standard Test Apparatus shall be as follows:—

Rs.
Abel Flash Point Apparatus [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010)
2000]
or
Pensky-Martens Apparatus
Barometer [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010)
1000]
Thermometer [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010)
1000]

164. Fees for testing.— (1) The fee for testing each sample of approved petroleum shall be [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) one thousand rupees];

Provided that the aggregate fees chargeable under this sub-rule shall not, in the case of any one ship, exceed [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) Rs. 5000].

(2) The fee for re-testing each sample under section 20 of the Act shall be [(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010) one thousand rupees]. It shall be refunded if the original test is proven to be erroneous.
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[(subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010)
SCHEDULE I
[See rule 77(1) and 115]

Article No. Form of License Purpose for which granted Authority empowered to grant license Fee
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. Form H.
See
Schedule-II To import dangerous petroleum other than petroleum which can be used in an internal combustion not exceeding 270 liters at any one time. The District Authority Rs. 5,000/-
2. Form I, See Schedule-II To store dangerous petroleum other than petroleum which can be used in an internal combustion not exceeding 270 liters at any one time. The District Authority Rs. 5,000/-
3. Form J, See Schedule-II To store non-dangerous petroleum (Kerosene Oil, light diesel oil) other than petroleum which can be used in vehicle for fuel otherwise than bulk, in quantity not exceeding 10,000 liters (in drums), The District Authority Rs. 5000/-
4. Form K, See Schedule-II To store petroleum in a tank or tanks in connection with a dispensing until for fueling motor conveyances The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. i. Fee for storage dispensing of Dangerous Petroleum products facility is Rs. 5,000/-
ii. Fee for storage/ dispensing of Heavy petroleum products (High speed Diesel Oil) facility is Rs.5,000/-

5. Form I, See Schedule-III To import dangerous petroleum and to store petroleum in installations (Bulk Depots and in industries for self-consumptions). The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. i. Fee for the storage of Dangerous Petroleum products (Petrol, solvent oil etc.) is Rs.15,000/-
ii. Fee for the storage of Non-dangerous petroleum (Kerosene Oil, Light Diesel Oil) Non-danderous petroleum products having the flash point above 76F0 and below 129F0 is Rs.15,000/-
iii. Fee for storage of heavy petroleum products (High Speed Diesel Oil, Furnace Oil etc.) Heavy petroleum having the flash point 129F0 and below 200F0 Rs. 15,000/-
6. Form M, See Schedule-II To import and store dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk and to store otherwise than in bulk (a) non-dangerous petroleum in quantity exceeding 25,000 liters of (b) partly dangerous petroleum and partly non-dangerous petroleum. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 5,000/-
7. Special Form To import dangerous petroleum and to store petroleum (in cases not provided for in Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 5,000/-
8. Form B-I To manufacture/ store / sale and dispense compressed natural gas in connection with dispensing unit for fueling motor conveyances only. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 20,000/-
9. Form N To store and sale liquefied petroleum gas in a tank or tanks & dispense liquefied petroleum gas in connection with a dispensing unit for fuelling motor conveyance. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 20,000/-
10. Form O To import/ store/ sale liquefied petroleum gas in installation (Plants) for filling in cylinders. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 25,000/-
11. Form P To store liquefied petroleum gas in quantity exceeding to 100 liters for self use in industries and other places. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 5,000/-
12. Form Q License to transport petroleum product in bulk on land by mechanically propelled vehicle. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 1,000/-
13. Form R License to transport liquefied petroleum gas in bulk on Land by mechanically propelled vehicle. The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 5,000/-
14. Form S, See Schedule-II License to transport compressed natural gas in bulk on land by mechanical propelled Vehicle. (Compressed natural gas storage cylinder mounted in vehicle for fuelling are exempted). The Chief Inspector or an Inspector of Explosives authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives in this behalf. Rs. 10,000/-]

SCHEDULE II
FORMS
FORM A
[See Rule 8]

Declaration to be made by the master of a ship carrying petroleum before entering a port or by the ship’s agent

Name of ship …………………………………………..

1 2 3 4
Nature of petroleum Total quantity carried in the ship Quantity of petroleum to be landed in Pakistan at…….. Name of port. Remarks
Dangerous petroleum which can be used in an internal combustion engine

Other dangerous petroleum
Petroleum certified in accordance with rule 11 other than heavy petroleum
Heavy petroleum
Other non-dangerous petroleum
Signature of Master/Agent of ship

Subs. by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010
[FORM ‘B-I
(Article 8 of Schedule I)

LICENSE TO MANUFACTURES/STORE/SALE & DISPENSE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS IN CONNECTION WITH DISPENSING UNIT FOR FUELING MOTOR CONVEYANCE ONLY

No. Fee

Licence is hereby, granted to ____________________________________________.
To manufacture/store/sale & dispense compressed natural gas in connection with dispensing unit for fuelling motor conveyance only at the premises described below and shown in the plan attached here to subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the Petroleum Rules, 1937. Safety and Mineral Gas Rules, 1960, made there under and to the further conditions prescribed on the back of this Licence.

Total capacity of gas storage units at S.T.P is cubic meter of gas or ___________ water liters capacity of cylinders/tank(s).
This Licence shall remain in force till the 31st day of December

_______________________________
Licensing Authority
Chief Inspector of Explosive in Pakistan

The: Dated:
Plan No. Description of the licensed premises referred to above.
Date of renewal Date of expiry Signature of licensing authority

This License is liable to be cancelled if the Licence premises when inspected is not found confirming to the description and condition attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this Licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extended to fifteen thousand rupees or with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month or with both for a first offence and fine which may extended to twenty-five thousand rupees or with simple imprisonment which may extended to three months or with for any subsequent offence.

CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

1. All designs, specifications, standards and construction of Gas tanks, Cylinders, Compressor and Fuelling Station shall fulfill the requirements of Code of practice issued by the Pakistan Standard Institution or any other Code approved by the Chief Inspector.

2. Tanks, cylinders gas holders and regulating equipments used at the premises shall be located outdoors unless otherwise specially approved.

3. A group of gas cylinders shall be linked by piping to form a single gas storage unit.

4. CNG Storage unit(s) shall be at least three (3) meters away from footpath and five (5) meters away from CNG or Petroleum filling point.

5. CNG Storage unit(s) shall be provided with security fence at least 1 meter away from the cylinder banks.

6. Every CNG storage unit including manifold group of cylinders or bulk storage tank shall be provided with suitable pressure gauge.

7. Where more than one CNG units are installed, the separating distance between the units shall not be less than two (2) meters.

8. CNG dispensing point shall be at least 4.5 meters away from footpath or public place three (3) meters away from the nearest petroleum dispensing unit and 2 meters from any opening into a building.

9. Every CNG system shall be fitted with a device to prevent the cylinder being charged with a pressure greater than the cylinder test pressure.

10. CNG storage unit(s) shall be provided with isolating valves and master shut-off valve.

11. Emergency and isolating shutoff valve shall be provided near CNG refueling bays in easy accessible position. Each flexible hose for refueling vehicle(s) shall be provided with shut-off-valve.

12. Compressor room shall be ventilated properly at lower level.

13. Natural gas shall not be vented to the atmosphere unless the vent is led to a safe point of discharge.

14. The inter gas line to a CNG compressor shall be provided with a non-return valve to prevent back flow in the event of compressor malfunction.

15. An effective drying system shall be provided to ensure that moisture is absorbed from the gas prior to its compression.

16. All electrical wiring, equipment within hazardous area shall comply with the requirements of BS 4683, BS 229 and BS 4137.

17. Gas detector operated cut-out switch shall be fitted to the electrical system of compressor to switch off the unit automatically in the event of a major gas leak.

18. A licensing shall not make any alteration, addition or extension of his works without prior approval in writing of the licensing authority.

19. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of licence by a notice in writing execute any repairs of the equipment etc. which are in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises, then holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period, not being less than one month from the date of receipt of the notice, as may be fixed by the notice.

20. The premises shall be posted prominently at the entrance of compressor room.

21. A “NO SMOKING” sign shall be posted prominently at the entrance of compressor room.

22. There shall no smoking with six (6) meters of the vehicle.

23. Filling instruction shall be posted in a conspicuous place adjacent to the dispensing hose.

24. Any accident involving loss of life or serious injury or severe damaged to property shall be immediately reported to the Chief Inspector of Explosive and the nearest Police Station by the quickest means of number shall be furnished with the report.

25. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to the Chief Inspector of Explosives or Office authorized in this behalf for ascertaining that rules and conditions of the licence are duly observed.

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FORM B
[See Rule 11]
Certificate of Imported Petroleum
sample
Certified that _______ of petroleum of the description given below for shipment per S.S. to
samples

has its point is
_______ been tested by me and that ________ flashing _________ as stated against the same
have their points are

Description of petroleum whether in cases, casks, drums, tanks or in bulk Brand No. of cases, casks, drums or tanks Quantity Flashing point

Port of shipment……………………..Name of Shipper …………………………
Dated the ………………….. day of …………………………. 19 ……………

Signature and designation of Testing Officer
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FORM C
[See Rule 13]
Certificate of storage accommodation
I hereby declare that I propose to store the following consignments of ex Ss …………………………. arriving in …………………….. on or non-dangerous about columns 1 and 2 of the statement below and I certify that the capacity shown as available in column 3 of the statement is available for the storage of the said petroleum, and that the said storage ranks and sheds are duly licensed for the storage of the petroleum in question.

Dated the …………………… 19 ……………… Importer of Agent.

STATEMENT
1 2 3 4
Storage tanks or sheds Total capacity of each storage task or shed Capacity available in each storage tank or shed Capacity to be utilized by present consignment in each storage tank or shed.

Total Gallons ….. Gallons Gallons Gallons

FORM D
[See Rule 11(2)]
Application for the grant/renewal of a licence to store or to import and store petroleum
1. Applicant’s Name ………..
Calling ……….
Address ……….
2. Situation of the premises where petroleum is to be stored ……..
Province …………
District …………
Town or Village ………..
3. Petroleum proposed to be stored ……. Nature (i.e. dangerous, non-dangerous or heavy petroleum)
In bulk ……..
Quantity Not in bulk ……….
4. Form in which licence is required
5. Do the premises fulfill all the conditions endorsed on the form?
6. Petroleum already stored on the premises—-
Nature
In bulk ………
Quantity not in bulk ……..
7. Dangerous petroleum proposed to be imported
In bulk ……..
Quantity Not in bulk ………
Remarks The replies to be written in the column
Signature of applicant
Postal address of applicant.
Date of application
Note: This application if it relates to a new installation or storage shed or if the appellant proposes any alterations in an existing installation or storage shed must be accompanied by specifications and plans drawn to scale in duplicate. The plans should clearly indicate:–
(a) the manner in which the conditions prescribed by these rules have been complied with;
(b) the premises to be licensed, the area of which shall be distinctively coloured or otherwise defined.
(c) The surroundings and all protected works;
(d) The position and capacity of all storage tanks, storage and filling sheds and the position of all other buildings and erections forming part of the installation;
(e) The areas reserved for dangerous petroleum, heavy petroleum and non-dangerous petroleum other than heavy petroleum;
(f) Tanks and other enclosures;
(g) All pumps, valves, filling and discharge points, vent pipes, etc.

In cases where the application is made on behalf of a company, the name and address of the company and the name of the manager of agents should be given.
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FORM E
[See Rule 158(3)]
Certificate of Apparatus
…………………………………. Apparatus
Marked No. ……………………………….
Maker’s Name …………………………….
Side No. …………………………………..
Thermometer No. ………………………….. Oil Cup
No. ………………………………………………….Water Bath
Cup No. ………………………………………..
The above apparatus including the thermometers having been submitted for verification with the Standard Test Apparatus was compared by me on ………. And found to agree with its within the prescribed limits.
The following corrections are necessary to the thermometer and barometer or aneroid readings:–
Thermometer No. …………………………………….
No. …………………………………………………….
Barometer or Aneroid No. …………………………
Dated ………………………………………
Reference ………………………………….
Signature and designation of the Officer
appointed under Section 15(1) of the
Petroleum Act, 1934
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FORM F
[See Rule 159]
Register of Certificates of Apparatus
Serial No. Place at which the apparatus is intended to be used Number and date engraved on the apparatus Contents of certificate Date on which certificate will cease to be valid

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FORM G
[See Rule 162]
Certificate of tests of petroleum

Owner …………………………………….
Marks …………………………………….
Test (1)
(2)
(3)
Average ……………………………………………..
Thermometers correction …………………………
The sample is ……………………………………….. petroleum and (in the case of non-dangerous petroleum) has a finishing point of ………………………………………………..
Place ……………………………..
Date …………………………….
Testing Officer
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FORM H
(Article I of Schedule I)
Licence to import dangerous petroleum other than petroleum which can be used in an internal combustion engine, in quantity not exceeding 60 gallons at any one time

No.
Fee Rs. 1
Licence is hereby granted to __________________ to import dangerous petroleum other than petroleum which can be used in an internal combustion engine, not exceeding sixty gallons in quantity at any one time, at the Port of subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934, and te rules made thereunder and to the further conditions on the back of this licence.
This licence shall remain in force till the
The 19
District Authority

Conditions of licence
1. Dangerous petroleum shall be imported in gas-tight tinned, galvenised or otherwise externally rust-proofed sheet iron or steel receptacles which shall be fitted with well-made filing apertures and well-fitting screw plus or with score caps or other caps with metal air-tight under-caps.

2. The receptacles shall have the following thickness of metal:—

Capacity exclusive of the prescribed air-space Not less than
not exceeding 2 gallons ………………………………………………………. 27 B.G.
exceeding 2 but not exceeding 4 gallons…………………………………… 22 B.G.
exceeding 4 but not exceeding 30 gallons…………………………………. 18 B.G.
exceeding 30 but not exceeding 45 gallons ………………………………. 17 B.G.
exceeding 45 gallons ………………………………………………………… 16 B.G.

3. The receptacles shall be so constructed and secured as not to be liable except under circumstances of gross negligence or extraordinary accident, to become defective, leaky or insecure in transit and shall bear a stamped, embossed, painted or printed warning exhibiting in conspicuous characters the words “Highly Inflammable” or an equivalent warning of the dangerous nature of the petroleum.

4. An air-space of not less than 7½ per cent of its capacity shall be lef tin each receptacle at the time of firing.
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FORM I
(Article 2 of Schedule 1)
Licence to store dangerous petroleum in quantity and exceeding 60 gallons

No. Fee Rs.4
Licence is hereby granted to ……………………………….. valid only for the storage of …………. Gallons of dangerous petroleum in the storage shed described below, subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions on the back of this licence.
This licence shall remain in force till the 31st day of December, 19 …………

The ………………… 19 ……………..
District Authority

Description of the storage shed referred to above

Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises when inspected are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for a first offence and which may extend to two thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.
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Conditions of licence.
1. Dangerous petroleum shall be stored only—

(i) in a storage shed constructed of suitable uninflammable materials, the doors and windows may be of wood; or
(ii) in a properly ventilated iron bin of a design approved by the Chief Inspector, placed on private ground in the open air.

2. The storage shed shall be adequately ventilated near the ground level and also near or in the roof. The ventilators shall be provided with two thicknesses of fine copper or other non-corroding metal wire-gauze of mesh not less than 28 to the linear inch.

3. The storage shall not form part of, or be attached to, any building in which any person resides or works or where persons assemble for any purposes unless it is separated therefrom by a substantial floor or partition which is constructed of uninflammable material and has no openings therein.

4. The storage shed, if in any building, shall not be situated under any staircase or under any other means of exit likely to be required to be used for escape in case of fire.

5. Any two storage sheds or bins or other storage premises not more than twenty feet apart, shall be deemed to be one storage shed.

6. No alteration shall be carried out in the storage shed or bin without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority.

7. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of a licence, by a notice in writing, to execute any repairs to the storage shed, which are in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the shed, the holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period, not being less than one month from the date of receipt of the notice, as may be fixed by the notice.

8. Dangerous petroleum other than plaints, varnishes, lacquers and similar products shall not be kept in any receptacle other than the standard petrol tins of capacity not exceeding two gallons exclusive of the prescribed air space.

9. All empty receptacles which have contained dangerous petroleum shall, except when they are opened for the purpose of cleaning them and rendering them free from petroleum vapour, be kept securely closed unless they have been thoroughly cleaned and freed from petroleum vapour.

10. No receptacles shall be repaired on the premises and no person shall repair or cause to be repaired any receptacle in which, to his knowledge, any dangerous petroleum is or has been kept until he has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that the receptacle has been rendered free from dangerous petroleum and any inflammable vapour.

11. Adequate precautions shall be taken at all times for the prevention of accident by fire or explosion.

12. Every care shall be taken to prevent any dangerous petroleum escaping into any drain, sewer, harbours, river or water course.

13. Adequate precautions shall be taken to prevent unauthorized persons having access to any dangerous petroleum kept and to be vessel which contains or has contained petroleum.

14. Any accident, fire, or explosion occurring within the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property shall be reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station immediately and by telegraph or telephone where such means of communication are available.

15. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given to all reasonable times to any Inspector of Sampling Officer and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of the licence are duly observed.
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FORM J
(Article 3 of Schedule 1)
Licence to store non-dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk quantity not exceeding 5,000 gallons

No Fee Rs.

Licence is hereby granted to ………………………….. valid only for the storage of ……………… gallons of non-dangerous petroleum in the storage shed described below, subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934, and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions on the back of this licence.
The licence shall remain in force till the 31st day of December, 19 ……………….

The ……………………. 19 ………………
District Authority

(Description and location of the storage shed referred to above)

Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises when inspected are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for a first offence and which may extend to two thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.
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Conditions of license
1. The petroleum shall be stored only in the storage shed which shall be constructed of suitable uninflammable material, but the beams, rafters, foundation walls, the walls and floors being suitably finished to form a sum of enclosure not more than 2 feet in depth and capable of receiving and retaining, in cases of accident or emergency, a volume not less than the maximum quantity of petroleum allowed in the building.

2. The storage shed shall not form part of, or be attached to, any building in which any person resides or works or where persons assemble for any purpose unless it is separated thereform by a substantial floor partition which is constructed of uninflammable material and has no openings in it.

3. The storage shed, if in any building, shall not be situated under any staircase or under any other means of exit likely to be required to be used for escape in case of fire.

4. No alterations shall be carried out in the storage shed without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority.

5. If the licensing authority call upon the holder of a licence, by a notice in writing, to execute any repair to the storage shed, which may, in the opinion of such authority, be necessary for the safety of the shed, the holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period, not being less than one month from the date of receipt of the notice, as may be fixed by the notice.

6. Any two storage shed not more than 15 feet apart shall be deemed to be one storage shed.

7. Non-dangerous petroleum shall be packed in air-tight tins or drums of steel or iron or in other receptacles not easily broken.

8. The drum or other, receptacles containing petroleum shall only be opened in the licensed premises and for the time necessary for drawing of the petroleum and during such drawing off every reasonable precaution shall be adopted for preventing the escape of petroleum or the vapour therefrom.

9. Adequate prosecutions shall be taken to prevent unauthorized persons having access to any petroleum kept and to any receptacles which contain or have contained petroleum.

10. Adequate precautions shall be taken at all times for the prevention of accident by fire or explosion.

11. Every care shall be taken to prevent any petroleum escaping into any drain, sewer, harbour, river or water course.

12. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring within the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property, shall be reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station immediately and by telegraph or telephone where such means of communication are available.

13. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any Inspector or Sampling Office and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed.
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FORM K
(Article 4 of Schedule I)
Licence to store petroleum in a tank or tanks in connection with a pump outfit for feeling motor conveyance

No Fee Rs.

Licence is hereby granted to ………………………….. valid only for the storage of ……………… gallons of petroleum in a tank (tanks) in the licensed premises described below shown on the plan hereto attached subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934, and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions on the back of this licence.

(not applicable to kerbside outfits) The licence shall be renewable for years in the absence of contravention of the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934, or of the rules framed thereunder or of any condition of this licence.

This licence shall remain in force till the 31st day of December, 19 ………….

Chief Inspector of Explosives
The 19

Plan No. dated

Description of the licensed premises referred to above
The licensed premises are …………………………… and consist …………………….. situated of a gas-tight tank (tanks)………………………. gallons sunk ……………….. of a capacity of underground.
Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

Conditions of license
1. The petroleum shall be stored in one or more gas-tight metal tanks of a capacity of ………………………. gallons sunk completely underground in the position shown on the plan attached hereto and each placed in a masonry or concrete pit, the tank being packed round with sand, earth or clay so that no air space is left between the tank and the masonry or concrete pit and the tank is not visible. Such masonry or concrete pit shall not be obligatory if the tank is a welded one tested up to a pressure of 3 lbs. per square inch and is buried and is on private, leased or rented land away from public office. The space over the buried tanks must not be used for any purpose.

2. There shall be no openings in any tank other than those necessary for the introduction or removal of the petroleum or for ventilating or disposing the tank. The filling and dipping pipes shall be carried down nearly to the bottom of the tank.

3. Every tank shall be fitted with a vent pipe leading into the open air. The vent pipe shall be securely supported and shall be not less than 12 feet in height. The upper opening shall be covered with fine copper or other non-corroding metal wire-gauze of mesh not less than 28 to the linear inch and fitted with a hood or the upper opening shall be fitted with an inlet valve and an exhaust valve.

4. After the 1st April, 1973, no pump or tank shall be erected inside a building and, if prior to that date any tank is installed inside a building, it shall only be filled from a tank-wagon through an underground filling pipe having a filling point in the open air at a distance of not less than 12 feet from the building.

5. No alteration of the position of a pump or tank and no replacement of a tank shall be effected except with the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority. All alterations sanctioned under this condition shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence.

6. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of a licence by notice in writing to execute any repairs to the licensed premises which are, in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises, the holder of licence shall execute the repairs within such period, not being less than one month from the date of receipt of the notice, as may be fixed by the notice.

7. Every tank, before being repaired, shall be cleared of all petroleum and of all inflammable vapours. When a tank in position is open for cleaning or repairs no electric or other lamps, electric cable or electric fans shall be brought near the manhole of the tank until the tank has been certified in writing to be goes free, by a qualified Chemist or Engineer. (The inside of the tank may be lighted by the use of mirrors).

8. The petroleum shall enter a tank “under seal” and shall not be supplied to the tank between the hours of sunset and sunrise except by a motor tank-wagon of type approved by the Chief Inspector for the purpose and with the approval in writing of the licensing authority.
Note.— A pipe supplying liquid to a tank is “under-seal” to that tanks if it is screwed to the tank of otherwise attached so that no liquid or vapour can escape into the air except through the vent pipe fitted to the tank as required by condition 3.

9. No artificial light capable of igniting inflammable vapour shall at any time be present in the immediate vicinity of the tank-wagon during the transfer of the petroleum to the tank and no person engaged in such transfer shall smoke. When the underground tank is filled with petroleum from barrels no such light shall be allowed within a distance of 30 feet from the barrels.

10. No petroleum shall be removed from a tank except by means of the pump or pumps at the position marked on the plan hereto attached. Every pump shall together with its connections and fittings be so constructed and maintained as to be gas and petroleum-light. The pipe-connections between the tank and a pump shall be placed underground.

11. For the purpose of charging the tanks or motor vehicle the petroleum shall only be supplied by being—

(a) pumped through strong metal piping by means of approved pumps into above ground measuring tanks of a capacity and exceeding 30 gallons, fixed in approved position, and run thence through bound nose, fitted with a secure self-closing cock, and nozzle, into the tanks of motor vehicles, or
(b) pumped through strong metal piping by means of approved pumps into an above ground service tank of approved capacity fixed in an approved position, and run thence through strong metal piping into measuring tanks of a capacity not exceeding 30 gallons fixed in approved position and thence through sound hose, fitted with a secure self-closing cock and nozzle, into the tanks or motor vehicles, or
(c) pumped by means of approved measuring pumps, fixed, in approved positions, through sound hose fitted with a secure tap and nozzle, into the tanks of motor vehicles.

12. Petroleum may be supplied to a motor vehicle between the hours of sunset and sunrise from the pump provided that (i) lights other than the electric lights of the vehicle receiving the petroleum are extinguished, (ii) the pump and the vehicle are illuminated by electric light of fitting this by some other form of lighting, and (iii) no light capable of igniting inflammable vapour is situated or brought within twelve feet of the pump or vehicle receiving the petroleum.

13. Petroleum shall not be placed in any motor vehicle while the engine is running and persons in and engaged in connection with such motor vehicle shall not be permitted to smoke.

14. Except when absolute necessary for the purpose of condition 7 or for testing the accuracy of the pump’s discharge by means of a standard capacity measure, petroleum shall not be fitted from the tank or pump into any receptacle other than [(subs. by Notification No. I(III) 18(7)/50, dated 14th July, 1951) the fuel tank or] to a motor vehicle.

15. This licence shall be held to cover the use of a portable kerbside pump outfit for a period of not more than one month in the place of the licensed permanent outfit in the event of the latter being out of order, provided notice in writing is given to the licensing authority before the portable pump is taken into sue, and the conditions of this licence which apply to portable pump are observed. No petroleum shall be allowed above ground (except that actually in the pump) in any case where the underground tanks can be used in connection with the portable pump by making a temporary connection from the portable pump to the underground tank.

16. In case where portable pumps are used not more than two barrels of petroleum in reserve shall be kept within 20 feet of the pump or on public property nearby.

[(added by and renumbered by Noti. No. M. 826, dated 15th April, 1939) 17. A licence who stores dangerous petroleum intended for sale may stock in a building within the licensed premises not more than 6 gallons of dangerous petroleum in securely closed two-gallon standard tins, and shall, if so required by the District Authority, so stock at least 2 gallons.

18. Adequate precautions shall be taken to prevent unauthorized persons from having access to the petroleum or to the vessels which contain or have contained petroleum.

19. Every person managing or employed on or the connection with the licensed premises shall abstain from any act whatever which tends to cause fire or explosion and which is not reasonably necessary and, to the best of his ability, shall prevent any other person from doing such act.

20. Every care shall be taken to prevent any petroleum escaping into any drain or sewer.

21. The licensee shall provide for each pump, whether kerbside or portable, a minimum of two tins or drums of dry sand which shall be kept ready for extinguishing fires.

22. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring within the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property, shall be reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station immediately and by telegraph or telephone where such means of communication are available.

23. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any Inspector or Sampling Office and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed.
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FORM L
(Article 5 of Schedule I)
Licence to import dangerous petroleum and to store petroleum in installations

No Fee Rs.

Licence is hereby granted to ………………………….. valid only for the importation of ……………… gallons of dangerous petroleum and for the storage of …………….. gallons of petroleum in the place described below shown on the plan hereto attached thereto subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934, and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions on the back of this licence.

This licence shall remain in force till the 31st day of December, 19 ………….

Gallons
Dangerous petroleum in bulk ……..
Dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk ……..
Non-dangerous petroleum in bulk ……..
Non-dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk ……..
Total ——–

Chief Inspector of Explosives
The 19

Plan No. dated

Description of the place referred to above
Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises when inspected are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for a first offence and which may extend to two thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.
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Conditions of license
1. The petroleum shall be kept only in the storage tanks and storage and filling sheds or other approved places within the installation specified for the purpose on the plan attached hereto.

2. (i) The tank or tanks shall be supported on an approved foundation and shall be surrounded by a wall or embankment of substantial construction, or shall be partially sunk in an excavation. The enclosure thus formed shall contain only one of the following classes of petroleum, shall be of dimensions sufficient to contain the quantity of petroleum specified under the class to be stored and shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent the escape therefrom of any petroleum in the form of liquid, whether under the section of fire or otherwise–

(a) Dangerous petroleum: 10 per cent, more petroleum than the tank or tanks are capable of containing;
(b) Non-dangerous petroleum other than heavy petroleum: The amount of petroleum the tank or tanks are capable of containing;
(c) Heavy Petroleum: The amount of petroleum the largest tank in the enclosure is capable of containing;

Provided that heavy petroleum may be stored in the same enclosure as non-dangerous petroleum other than heavy petroleum if the dimension under (b) above is observed.

(ii) Except for the necessary pipes and valves the space within an enclosure and not occupied by the tank or tanks, shall be kept entirely clear and unoccupied. Alternatively gas-tight metal tanks may be sunk completely underground the tanks being packed round with sand, earth or clay, so that no air space is left below ground level and the tank is not visible. Tanks so buried shall not be required to maintain the safety distance laid down in condition 8 but the space over the buried tanks must not be used for any purpose. The filling and dipping pipes in an underground tank shall be carried down to the bottom of the tank.

3. Oil-tanks shall be fitted with a vent pipe leading into the open air, the open and being covered with fine copper or other non-corroding metal wire gauze of mesh not less than 28 to the linear inch, and fitted with a hood or the tank shall be fitted with an approved relief valve or other approved means for preventing dangerous internal or external pressure being produced.

4. Cast iron valves are not permitted on any tank and all valves in an installation must be permanently marked in a manner clearly indicating the direction of opening and shutting the valve.

5. Pumps shall be placed only in the positions shown on the plan attached hereto and they shall together with all connections and fittings be so constructed and maintained as to prevent leakage o petroleum.

6. Storage of filling sheds shall be constructed of suitable uninflammable material. The building shall rest on foundation walls and shall be surrounded by a wall or embankment of substantial construction or the walls and floor shall be suitably finished to form a sump or enclosure not more than two feet deep. A combination of these methods is permissible. The enclosure or sump thus, formed shall be of sufficient capacity to contain the total quantity of petroleum liable at any time to be present in the building and shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent the escape therefrom of any petroleum in the form of liquid whether under the action of fire or otherwise. In the case of dangerous petroleum or partly dangerous and partly non-dangerous petroleum the enclosure or sump shall be capable of receiving and retaining a volume not less than 5 percent in excess of the maximum quantity allowed in the building. The sumps and enclosures must be kept clean and free from any accumulation of inflammable liquids.

7. Every storage of filling shed in which dangerous petroleum is stored or filled adequately ventilated near the ground level immediately above any walls constructed to prevent any leakage of petroleum and also near or in the roof. The ventilators shall be provided with two thickness of fine copper or other non-corroding metal wire-gauze of mesh nor less than 28 to the linear inch.

8. (a) A distance of not less than 100 feet shall be kept clear between (i) a storage tank and any other storage tank (ii) between a storage tank and a storage or filling shed, the distance being measured between the nearest points of the perimeters of the storage tanks or storage of filling sheds, as the case may be.
(b) A distance of not less than 150 feet shall be kept clear between any storages tank or storage or filling shed and any protected work.

(c) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (a) or clause (b)–

(i) Where the quantity of dangerous petroleum or partly dangerous and partly non-dangerous petroleum not in bulk to be stored to a storage shed does not exceed 50,000 gallons, the following reduced distances may be kept clear between the shed or enclosure wall and (a) any other building forming part of the installation, (b) any protected work or (c) any storage tank containing non-dangerous petroleum having a capacity not exceeding 50,000 gallons.—

Feet

Not exceeding 1,000 gallons 20
Exceeding 1,000 gallons but not exceeding 10,000 gallons 30
Exceeding 10,000 gallons but not exceeding 20,000 gallons 40
Exceeding 20,000 gallons but not exceeding 30,000 gallons 50
Exceeding 30,000 gallons but not exceeding 40,000 gallons 60
Exceeding 40,000 gallons but not exceeding 50,000 gallons 70

(ii) When a storage tank containing non-dangerous petroleum has a capacity not exceeding 1,00,000 gallons, a distance of not less than 50 feet may be kept clear between it and (a) another such tank of similar or less capacity or (b) a storage or fililng shed containing non-dangerous petroleum.

Such a storage tank and storage or filling shed may, where the total quantity stored does not exceed 2,00,000 gallons keep a distance of not less than 50 feet clear between the enclosure wall or embankment and any protected works.

(iii) When a storage tank containing non-dangerous petroleum has a capacity not exceeding 50,000 gallons a distance of–

(a) for horizontal tanks, not less than one-third;
(b) for perpendicular tanks, not less than one-half the height of the tank may be kept clear between it and (a)another such tank or (b) a storage or filling shed wherein non-dangerous petroleum is stored in quantity not exceeding 50,000 gallons.

Such a storage tank and storage or filling shed may, where the total quantity stored does not exceed 1,00,000 gallons, keep a distance of not less than 20 feet clear between the enclosure wall or embankment and any protected works.

(iv) In the case of heavy petroleum a distance of not less than 20 feet may be kept clear between a storage; tank and (a) another such tank or (b) a storage or filling shed containing such petroleum and a distance of not less than 50 feet shall be kept clear between such storage tank or filling or storage shed and any protected works. When the total quantity stored in such storage tank and storage of filling shed does not exceed 1,00,000 gallons, half the distance given in clause (iii) for the take quantity of non-dangerous petroleum other than heavy petroleum may be observed.

9. The distance specified in condition 8 may be reduced by the licensing authority in cases where screed walls are provided or other special precautions taken or where there are special circumstances that, in his opinion, warrant the alteration.

10. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary when petroleum is stored in an installation at or near wells. Pumping stations or refineries, the concession in clause (1) of condition 8 shall not be apply and no storage tank, the capacity of which exceeds 50,000 gallons, or storage of filling shed shall be placed nearer than 300 feet to any still, boiler, furnace or fire. In such an installation all tanks shall be situated in a compact area (a) under a single control (b) enclosed or capable of being enclosed by one continuous fence (c) on which there shall be no protected works.

11. No alteration shall be carried out in the installation without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority, such alterations so sanctioned shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence.

12. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of a licence, by a notice in writing, to execute any repairs to the licensed premises, which are, in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises the holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period, not being less than one month from the date of receipt of the notice, as may be fixed by the notice.

13. The responsible agent of supervisor referred to in rule 92 shall, allow any person to enter a tank, which has contained petroleum, unless–

(a) such person wears a safety helmet of a description approved by the Chief Inspector; or

(b) (i) the responsible agent or supervisor has certified in writing, as the result of an examination of the tank by himself or by some other competent person, tht the atmosphere in the tanks is fit for persons to other; and

(ii) at least one safety helmet of a pattern approved by the Chief Inspector shall have been kept ready for instant use at the manhole of the tank which is being cleaned or repaired.

14. No work, involving the use of fire, welding or hot riveting, shall be performed in or on any tank until the tank has been certified in the manner laid down in clause (b) of condition 13 to be free from petroleum vapour. When any water is pumped into or withdrawn from the tank no further work of the above description shall be done until the tank has been re-tested and a fresh certificate issued. When a tank is open for cleaning or repairs no lamps of any description either ordinary or electric, electric torches, electric cables or fans other than of a flame proof type satisfying the requirements of the British Standard Specification No. 229 shall be brought near the tank.

15. No person shall repair or cause to be repaired any responsible or pipe is which, to his knowledge, any petroleum is or has been kept until he has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that the receptacle or pipe has been rendered free from petroleum and any inflammable vapour:

Provided that this condition shall not be deemed to prohibit the usual soledming operations connected with the filling and dispatching of petroleum receptacles.

16. All empty receptacles which have contained dangerous petroleum shall, except when they are opened for the purpose of cleaning them and rendering them free from petroleum vapour, be kept secretly closed unless they have been thoroughly cleaned and freed from petroleum and inflammable vapour.

17. Adequate prosecution shall be taken at all times for prevention of accident by fire or explosion.

18. Every care shall be taken to prevent any petroleum escaping into any drain, sewer, harbour, river or watercourse and enclosure or sumps must not be permanently connected with any drain or sewer.

19. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring within the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property, shall be reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station immediately and by telegraph or telephone where such means of communication are available.

20. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any Inspector or Sampling Office and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed.
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FORM M
(Article 6 of Schedule I)
Licence to import and store dangerous petroleum otherwise than in bulk and to store otherwise than in bulk (a) non-dangerous petroleum in quantity exceeding 5,000 gallons or (b) partly dangerous petroleum and partly non-dangerous petroleum

No Fee Rs.

Licence is hereby granted to ………………………….. valid only for the importation of ……………… gallons of dangerous petroleum and for the storage of …………….. gallons of dangerous petroleum and …………….. gallons of non-dangerous petroleum in the storage shed described below and shown on the plan hereto attached thereto subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934, and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions on the back of this licence.

This licence shall remain in force till the 31st day of December, 19 ………….

Chief Inspector of Explosives
The ……………………. 19 ……………

Plan No. dated

Description of the storage shed referred to above
Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises when inspected are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules, and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for a first offence and which may extend to two thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.
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Conditions of license
1. The petroleum shall be stored only in the storage shed which shall be constructed of suitable uninflammable material provided that, when only non-dangerous petroleum is stored, the beams, rafters, columns, windows and doors may be of wood. The building shall rest on foundation walls and shall be surrounded by a wall or embankment of substantial construction or the walls and floor shall be suitably finished to form a sump or enclosure not more than two feet deep. A combination of these methods is permissible. The enclosure not more than two feet deep. A combination of these methods is permissible. The enclosure or sumps thus formed shall be of sufficient capacity to contain the total quantity of petroleum liable at any time to be present in the building and shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent the escape therefrom of any petroleum in the form of liquid whether under the action of fire or otherwise. In the case of dangerous petroleum or partly dangerous and partly non-dangerous petroleum the enclosure or sump shall be capable of receiving and retaining a volume not less than 5 per cent in excess of the maximum quantity allowed in the building. The sumps and enclosures must be kept clean and free from any accumulation of inflammable liquid.

2. The storage shed, if it is used for the storage of dangerous petroleum, shall be adequately ventilated near the ground level immediately above any walls constructed to prevent any leakage of petroleum and also near or in the roof. The ventilators shall be provided with two thickness of fine copper or other non-corroding metal wire-gauze of mesh not less than 28 to the linear inch.

3. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of a licence, by a notice in writing, to execute any repairs to the licensed premises, which may, in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises, the holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period, not being less than one month from the date of receipt of the notice, as may be fixed by the notice.

4. No alteration shall be carried out in the licensed premises without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority. All alterations shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence.

5. The following distances shall be kept clear at all times between protected works and a storage shed or an enclosure well used for the storage of dangerous petroleum or partly non-dangerous petroleum:—

Quantity to be stored Distance to be kept clear
Feet
Not exceeding 500 gallons 20
Exceeding 500 gallons but not exceeding 1,000 gallons 25
Exceeding 1,000 gallons but not exceeding 5,000 gallons 30
Exceeding 5,000 gallons but not exceeding 20,000 gallons 40
Exceeding 20,000 gallons but not exceeding 30,000 gallons 50
Exceeding 30,000 gallons but not exceeding 40,000 gallons 60
Exceeding 50,000 gallons 100

6. The following distance shall be kept clear at all times between protected works and a storage and or an enclosure wall used for ht storage of non-dangerous petroleum only:–

Quantity to be stored Distance to be kept clear
Feet
exceeding 5,000 gallons but not exceeding 10,000 gallons 15
exceeding 10,000 gallons but not exceeding 50,000 gallons 20
exceeding 50,000 gallons 30

7. The distances specified in conditions 5 and 6 may be reduced by the licensing authority in cases where screen walls are provided or other special precautions taken or where there are special circumstances that, in this opinion, warrant the reduction.

8. Drums or other receptacles containing petroleum shall only be opened in the licensed premises and for the time necessary for drawing off the petroleum, and during such drawing off every reasonable precaution shall be adopted for preventing the escape of petroleum or the vapour therefrom.

9. All empty receptacles which have contained dangerous petroleum shall, except when they are opened for the purpose of cleaning them and rendering them free from petroleum vapour, be kept securely closed unless they have been thoroughly cleaned and freed from petroleum and inflammable vapour.

10. No person shall repair or cause to be repaired any receptacles in which to his knowledge, any petroleum is or has been kept until he has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that the receptacle has been rendered from petroleum and any inflammable vapour.

Provided that this condition shall not deemed to prohibit the usual soldering operations connected with the filling and dispatching of petroleum receptacles when such operations are conducted is an approved place outside the storage shed.

11. Adequate precautions shall be taken at all times for the prevention of accident by fire or explosion.

12. Every care shall be taken to prevent any petroleum escaping into any drain, sewer, harbour, river or water course.

13. Adequate precaution shall be taken to prevent unauthorized persons having access to any petroleum kept and to any receptacles which contain or have contained petroleum.

14. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring within the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property, shall be reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station immediately and by telegraph or telephone where such means of communication are available.

15. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any Inspector or Sampling Office and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed.

(Forms “N” to “S” added by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010)
FORM N
[Article 9 of Schedule I]

TO STORE AND SALE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS IN A TANK OR TANKS & DISPENSE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS IN CONNECTION WITH A DISPENSING UNIT FOR FUELING MOTOR CONVEYANCES

Licence No.______________________ Fee Rs. ______________
Licence is hereby granted to __________________________ valid for storage of ______________ kilograms of liquefied petroleum gas below and dispensing of liquefied petroleum gas as automotive fuel to motor vehicles, subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made there-under.
The licence shall remain in force up 31st December ___________
The ___________________ (Date of Issue)
Chief Inspector of Explosives

DESCRIPTION OF LOCATION AND FACILITIES OF THE LICENSED PREMISES

The licensed premises, the layout, boundaries and other particulars of which are shown in the attached approved plan No. ________________ dated ____________ are situated at (address) ________________________________ and consists of:-

(i) Storage vessels _____________________________________ (Identification number and water capacity) (Specify whether aboveground, mounded or underground).
(ii) Number of dispensers____________________ make ______________
(iii) Other facilities ___________________

SPACE FOR ENDORSEMENT OF RENEWALS
Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature and Office Stamp of Licensing Authority

This licence shall be renewable without any concession in fee for one year in the absence of contravention of the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made thereunder, or of any of the conditions of the license.
This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted. The holder of this license is also liable for punishment under Petroleum Act, 1934 for the contraventions of the provisions of the said Act and the rules framed thereunder
CONDITIONS
1. The licensed premises shall conform to the description of location and facilities and to the approved plan, as mentioned on the body of the license.

2. The licensed premises shall be used only for the purpose it is licensed for.

3. Liquefied petroleum gas shall be stored only in one or more pressure vessels installed aboveground, underground or aboveground covered with earth (mound) as per provisions of these rules.

4. Liquefied petroleum gas storage vessel, dispenser, pumps compressor, piping and other fittings shall be of a design suitable for commercial purpose.

5. Storage vessels shall not be installed within any building or shed.

6. A hard stand for parking the tank-truck for the purpose of unloading liquefied petroleum gas into the storage vessels shall be provided as per rules.

7. The facilities and equipments of the licensed premises shall meet the safety distance requirements as specified in the rules/standards in matter.

8. Liquefied petroleum gas shall be dispensed only into those cylinders used as fuel tanks of motor vehicles, which are duly approved by the Chief Inspector, and have passed the periodic statutory tests under Gas Cylinders Rules, conducted by a testing station recognized by the Chief Inspector.

9. The type of the dispenser used for dispensing liquefied petroleum gas shall conform to a specification approved by the Chief Inspector:

(a) It shall be provided with an excess flow valve, a remote operated shut-off valve and pipe shear provision in the liquid inlet pipe.
(b) The dispenser shall be installed on a firm foundation and protected against physical damage.
(c) A breakaway device with excess flow valve or quick action cut-off valves on both sides of the breakaway device conforming to Underwriters Laboratory USA, specification No.567 or equivalent shall be provided on the delivery line from the dispenser before the connection of the hose so as to prevent spillage of liquefied petroleum gas from both sides of the breakaway point in the event of its breakage.

10. The design pressure of the hose for delivery of liquefied petroleum gas by dispenser to motor vehicles shall be minimum thirty two kilograms per square centimeter with a safety factor of five and shall be tested at one and half time the design pressure at an interval not exceeding every one year. The hose shall be mechanically and electrically continuous. The length of the hose shall not exceed five meters and fifty centimeters.

11. The dispensing nozzle at the end of the hose shall be self sealing pipe of twenty two millimeters nominal size and suitable for matching with filling connection of cylinders fitted to vehicles as fuel tanks, as specified n Australian Specification AS-1425 or equivalent standard approved by the Chief Inspector.

12. Clearly identified switches or circuit breakers shall be provided at easily accessible location minimum six meters away from dispenser to cut-off the power supply in the event of fire, accident or other emergency. The switches or circuit breakers shall be visible from the point of dispensing liquefied petroleum gas to motor vehicles.

13. Pump used for pumping liquefied petroleum gas shall be of either centrifugal submersible or positive displacement type. Positive displacement pump shall be provided with bye-pass to prevent over-pressure.

14. Hazardous area classification for the dispenser shall be as under:-

(a) Entire space within the dispenser enclosure cabinet and forty six centimeters horizontally from the exterior of enclosure cabinet and up to an elevation of one hundred and twenty one centimeters above dispenser base and the entire pit or open space beneath the dispenser shall be Division-i.
(b) Upto forty six centimeters vertically above the surrounding ground level and horizontally beyond forty six centimeters upon six meters on all sides of the dispenser enclosure cabinet shall be Division-2.
15. All metallic liquefied petroleum gas piping shall be rated for Propane and designed to American Standard ASME-B-313 with minimum design pressure of thirty two kilograms per square centimeters with a factor of safety of four. The materials of pipe shall be low carbon or alloy steel conforming to American Standard ASTM-SA-333, grade, 6 or SA-106, Grade-B-Schedule 80; or API-5L or equivalent. The pipeline shall be tested at one and half time of the design pressure, if hydro-tested. Joints of pipeline above forty millimeters diameter shall be welded or flanged. Threaded or screwed connection shall not be provided except for special fittings like excess flow valve, pump connection upto fifty millimeters diameter.

16. No addition of alteration in the licensed premises shall be carried out without prior sanction of the licensing authority.

17. No person shall enter or cause to repair or repair either by the use of fire, welding, hot riveting or brazing any vessel used for the shortage of flammable gas unless it has been thoroughly cleaned and gas-freed or otherwise prepared for safety carrying out such hot work and certified in writing, by a competent person, to have been so prepared. Where the vessel has been certified as gas free, the certificate shall be preserved by the licensee for a period of not less than six months and produced to the Chief Inspector, on demand.

18. The operation of the licensed premises shall be under the supervision of a person having knowledge of the equipments, used in the premises and trained in handling compressed gas, and other operators shall be conversant with the hazards associated with the compressed gas and fire fighting operations.

19. Liquefied petroleum gas shall not be removed fro the vessel except by means of transfer facilities shown in the approved plan attached to the license.

20. Smoking, naked lights, lamps source of fire or any other stimulant capable of igniting flammable vapors shall not be allowed inside the premises.

21. The vessel shall not be filled between the hours of sunset and sunrise, except in such manner and under such other condition or conditions as are specifically endorsed on the license by the licensing authority.

22. All electrical equipment such as motors switches, starters, etc. used for transfer of liquefied petroleum gas shall be of flameproof construction conforming to standard/type approved by Chief Inspector.

23. Every person manager or employed on or in connection with license premises shall abstain from any act whatsoever which tends to cause fire or explosion and which is not reasonably necessary and to the best of his ability shall prevent any other person from doing such act.

24. At least two numbers of nine kilograms capacity dry chemical type fire-extinguishers shall be provided near the tank-truck unloading area and one number similar extinguisher shall be provided near each dispenser and transfer pump location. In dispensing station having aboveground liquefied petroleum gas storage vessels, hydrants with minimum water pressure of seven kilograms per square centimeters shall be provided at convenient positions for all round coverage of liquefied petroleum gas storage vessels, and handling area and water sprinklers with a spray density of ten liters per minute per square meter shall be provided. The fire water pump shall be preferably diesel engine driven, with capacity to deliver water at the rate and pressure specified above. The minimum fire water storage at the premises shall be needed for fighting fire at least for one hour.

25. During the period of unloading of liquefied petroleum gas from tank-truck to the storage vessels dispensing operation to vehicles shall not be carried out.

26. The emergency telephone numbers of local fire service, police and principal marketing company, and emergency instructions shall be conspicuously displayed in the licensed premises.

27. All valves on the vessel and pipelines in the premises must be permanently marked in a manner clearly indicating the direction of operating and closing.

28. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of a license by a notice in writing to execute any repairs in the licensed premises which are, in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises, the holder of the license shall execute the repairs within such period as may be specified in the notice.

29. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring within the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property, shall be immediately reported to the nearest Judicial Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station and to the Chief Inspector of Explosives by telephone/fax.

23. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any Inspector or Sampling Office and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed.
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FORM ‘O’
[Article 10 of Schedule I]
License to import/store/sale liquefied petroleum gas in installation (Plants) for filling in cylinders.

No……………………………………. Fee Rs………………..

License is hereby granted to …………………………… valid on for import/store/sale liquefied petroleum gas in installation (Plants) for filling in cylinders for the storage of …………………. water liters liquefied petroleum gas in the place described below and shown on the plan attached hereto subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made thereunder and to the further condition on the back of this license.

This license shall remain in force till the 31st day of December 20………..

Sr.
No. Nature of Petroleum to be stored/imported Quantity of petroleum (in liters)
1. Liquefied petroleum gas in bulk
2. Liquefied petroleum gas not in bulk
Total
Chief Inspector of Explosives
Plan No. ……………………….. dated ……………………….
Description of the place referred to above
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises, when inspected, are not found conforming to the description approved plan by Department of Explosives and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees for a first offence and may extend to twenty thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.

CONDITIONS
1. The license premises shall not be used for any purpose other than storage and transfer of compressed gas and purposes directly connected therewith.

2. The compressed gas shall be stored only in one or more vessels of capacity ………… cubic meters …………… Kg. and in position shown in the approved plan attached hereto.

3. Every vessel shall be outside any building and shall be supported on well designed foundations.

4. The storage vessel shall at all times maintain from any other facility building, boundary, fencing or protected works the distances specified rules/standards in the matter.

5. A suitable hard stand for parking of the vehicle during loading or unloading of any compressed gas shall be provided. The following minimum safety distances shall be provided between the centre of the hard stand and the storage vessel or boundary line of installation; as well as between the loading or unloading points and storage vessel or boundary line of installation:–

(i) as per rules/standards in the matter, as the case may be, in case of refinery, terminal and cylinder filling plants for flammable liquefied gases;
(ii) four meters and fifty centimeters in case of non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable gases; and
(iii) nine meters in all other cases.

6. All fitments of the vessel shall be well maintained.

7. No alteration of the position of the vessel and no replacement of the vessel shall be effected except the previous sanction, in writing, of the licensing authority. All alterations so sanctioned under this condition shall be shown on as amended plan to be attached to the license.

8. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of licence by a notice in writing to execute any repairs of the licensed premises which are, in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises, then holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period of as may be specified in the notice.

9. Every vessel before being repaired or exhumed shall be made free of compressed gas and thoroughly cleaned. When a vessel is opened for cleaning or repairs, no lamp of any description either ordinary of electric, electric cables or fans and no articles, appliances or equipment capable of igniting flammable vapors shall be brought near the vessel.

10. No person shall cause to repair or repair either by the use of fire, welding, hot riveting or brazing any vessel used for the storage of flammable gas unless it has been thoroughly cleaned and gas-freed or otherwise prepared for safety carrying out such hot work and certified in writing, by a competent person, to have been so prepared. Where the vessel has been certified as gas-free, the certificate shall be preserved by the Licensee for a period of not less than three months and produced to the Chief Inspector, on demand.

11, No person shall enter any vessel used for the storage of a toxic or corrosive gas unless he is adequately protected by means of clothing, gas masks and such other protective equipment.

12. Compressed gas shall enter the vessel through sound pipes having no leaks at any place.

13. The vessel shall not be filled between the hours of sunset and sunrise, except in such manner and under such other conditions or conditions as are specifically endorsed on the license by the licensing authority.

14. No artificial light capable of igniting flammable vapors shall at any time be present within 9 meters of the vehicle and the loading or unloading points during the transfer of the compressed gas and no person engaged in such transfer shall smoke.

15. No compressed gas shall be removed from the vessel except by means of transfer facilities marked in the plan attached hereto.

16. All electrical equipment such as motors switches, starters, etc., used for transfer of flammable compressed gas shall be of flameproof construction conforming to approved specifications.

17. Every person managing or employed on or in connection with the licensed premises shall abstain from any act whatsoever which tends to cause fire or explosion and which is not reasonably necessary and, to the best of his ability, shall prevent any other person from doing such act.

18. The licensee shall provide for each licensed premises a minimum of two portable foam types or dry chemical type fire extinguishers of 9 Kgs. Capacity each, which shall be kept ready at convenient location for immediate use in the event of any fire.

19. Except for necessary pipes and valves and approved electric lights the space within the licensed premises shall be kept entirely clear and unoccupied.

20. All valves in the premises must be permanently marked in a manner clearly indicating the direction of opening and shutting the valve.

21. Any accident, fire or explosion with the licensed premises which is attended with loss of life or serious injury to person or property shall be immediately reported to the nearest Judicial Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station and by telephone to Chief Inspector of Explosives.

22. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any of the Inspector of Explosives and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this license are duly observed.
(ii) All metal pipes shall be flexible pipes shall be tested once every 6 months by a competent engineer holding license to ascertain fitness and compliance with the requirement of strength laid down above.
(iii) (a) A complete and permanent record of such testing shall be maintained in the licensed premises.
(b) The date of the last test shall be recorded on the pipes and pipe section concerned in a distinctive manner.

23. The licence shall not deliver from the licensed premises:-
(a) Petroleum in bulk to any vessel used in the carriage of petroleum in bulk by water; and
(b) Any petroleum in bulk shall be delivered to any vehicle used for the transport of petroleum in bulk by road unless such vehicle is licensed by the Chief Inspector.

FORM ‘P’
[Article 11 of Schedule I]
LICENCE TO STORE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS OF QUANTITY EXCEEDING TO 100 LITERS FOR SELF-USE IN INDUSTRIES AND OTHER PLACES

No……………………………………. Fee Rs………………..

License is hereby granted to …………………………… valid only for store liquefied petroleum gas of quantity exceeding to 100 liters for self use in industries and other places for the storage of …………………. water liters liquefied petroleum gas in the place described below and shown on the plan attached hereto subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made thereunder and to the further condition on the back of this license.

This license shall remain in force till the 31st day of December 20………..

Sr.
No. Nature of Petroleum to be stored/imported Quantity of petroleum (in liters)
1. Liquefied petroleum gas in bulk
Chief Inspector of Explosives
Plan No. ……………………….. dated ……………………….
Description of the place referred to above
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Date of renewal Date of Expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises, when inspected, are not found conforming to the description approved plan by Department of Explosives and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees for a first offence and may extend to twenty thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.

CONDITIONS
1. The license premises shall not be used for any purpose other than storage and transfer of compressed gas and purposes directly connected therewith.
2. The compressed gas shall be stored on in one or more vessels of capacity……… cubic meters…………….Kg. and in position shown in the approved plan attached hereto.
3. Every vessel shall be outside any building and shall be supported on well designed foundations.
4. The storage vessel shall at all times maintain from any other facility, building, boundary, fencing or protected works the distances specified rules/standards in the matter.
5. A suitable hard stand for parking of the vehicle during loading or unloading of any compressed gas shall be provided. The following minimum safety distances shall be provided between the centre of the hard stand and the storage vessel or boundary line of installation; as well as between the loading or unloading points and storage vessel or boundary line of installation:–
(i) as per rules/standards in the matter, as the case may be, in case of refinery, terminal and cylinder filling plants for flammable liquefied gases;
(ii) four meters and fifty centimeters in case of non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable gases; and
(iii) nine meters in all other cases.

6. All fitments of the vessel shall be well maintained.
7. No alteration of the position of the vessel and no replacement of the vessel shall be effected except with the previous sanction, in writing, of the licensing authority. All alterations so sanctioned under this condition shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence.
8. If the licensing authority calls upon the holder of licence by a notice in writing execute any repairs of the equipment etc. which are, in the opinion of such authority, necessary for the safety of the premises, then holder of the licence shall execute the repairs within such period as may be fixed by the notice.
9. Every vessel before being repaired or exhumed shall be made free of compressed gas and thoroughly cleaned. When a vessel is opened for cleaning or repairs, no lamp of any description either ordinary of electric, electric cables or fans and no articles, appliances or equipment capable of igniting flammable, vapors shall be brought near the vessel.

10. No person shall cause to repair or repair either by the use of fire, welding, hot riveting or brazing any vessel used for the storage of flammable gas unless it has been thoroughly cleaned and gas-freed or otherwise prepared for safety carrying out such hot work and certified in writing, by a competent person, to have been so prepared. Where the vessel has been certified as gas-free, the certificate shall be preserved by the Licensee for a period of not less than three months and produced to the Chief Inspector, on demand.

11, No person shall enter any vessel used for the storage of a toxic or corrosive gas unless he is adequately protected by means of clothing, gas masks and such other protective equipment.

12. Compressed gas shall enter the vessel through sound pipes having no leaks at any place.

13. The vessel shall not be filled between the hours of sunset and sunrise, except in such manner and under such other conditions or conditions as are specifically endorsed on the license by the licensing authority.

14. No artificial light capable of igniting flammable vapors shall at any time be present within 9 meters of the vehicle and the loading or unloading points during the transfer of the compressed gas and no person engaged in such transfer shall smoke.

15. No compressed gas shall be removed from the vessel except by means of transfer facilities marked in the plan attached hereto.

16. All electrical equipment such as motors switches, starters, etc., used for transfer of flammable compressed gas shall be of flameproof construction conforming to approved specifications.

17. Every person managing or employed on or in connection with the licensed premises shall abstain from any act whatsoever which tends to cause fire or explosion and which is not reasonably necessary and, to the best of his ability, shall prevent any other person from doing such act.

18. The licensee shall provide for each licensed premises a minimum of two portable foam types or dry chemical type fire extinguishers of 9 Kgs. Capacity each, which shall be kept ready at convenient location for immediate use in the event of any fire.

19. Except for necessary pipes and valves and approved electric lights the space within the licensed premises shall be kept entirely clear and unoccupied.

20. All valves in the premises must be permanently marked in a manner clearly indicating the direction of opening and shutting the valve.

21. Any accident, fire or explosion with the licensed premises which is attended with loss of life or serious injury to person or property shall be immediately reported to the nearest Judicial Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station and by telephone to Chief Inspector of Explosives.

22. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any of the Inspector of Explosives and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this license are duly observed.

(ii) All metal pipes shall be flexible pipes shall be tested once every 6 months by a competent engineer holding license to ascertain fitness and compliance with the requirement of strength laid down above.
(iii) (a) A complete and permanent record of such testing shall be maintained in the licensed premises.
(b) The date of the last test shall be recorded on the pipes and pipe section concerned in a distinctive manner.

23. The licence shall not deliver from the licensed premises:-
(a) Petroleum in bulk to any vessel used in the carriage of petroleum in bulk by water; and
(b) Any petroleum in bulk shall be delivered to any vehicle used for the transport of petroleum in bulk by road unless such vehicle is licensed by the Chief Inspector.

FORM ‘Q’
[Article 12 of Schedule I]
LICENSE TO TRANSPORT PETROLEUM PRODUCT IN BULK ON LAND BY MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLE
License No…………………………………. Fee Rs………………..

License is hereby granted to …………………………… to transport petroleum in bulk on land by the vehicle as described below subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions of this license.

This license shall remain valid upto the ……….. day of ……………. 20 ………..
Licensing Authority
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
(a) Make and model ………………………………….
(b) Engine number ………………………………….
(c) Chassis number ………………………………….
(d) Registration number ………………………………….
(e) Name of the registered owner ………………………………….
(f) Name of carriage contractor ………………………………….
(g) Total number of compartments ………………………………….
(h) Capacity of each compartment ………………………………….
(i) Class(es) of petroleum authorized
to be carried in the vehicle ………………………………….
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This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises, when inspected, are not found conforming to the description approved plan by Department of Explosives and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted is also punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for a first offence and may extend to tww thousand rupees for any subsequent offence.

CONDITIONS OF LICENSE
1. The license or its authenticated copy shall at all times be kept in the licensed vehicle and produced on demand by an Inspection Officer.
2. Only reasonable persons who are conversant with the conditions of this license shall be employed for driving the licensed vehicle or attending to it.
3. The licensed vehicle shall be constantly attended to by a responsible person and by at least two persons while it is transporting petroleum;
Provided that the licensed vehicle, if its tanks and compartments are empty, be left un-attended in a place approved for the purpose, in writing by the Chief Inspector.
4. The licensed vehicle shall at all times carry,–
(a) A portable fire-extinguisher of capacity not less than 9 liters and suitable for extinguishing oil fires; the extinguisher shall be kept unlocked at an easily accessible position which shall be away from the discharge faucets of the vehicle;
(b) A separated oil-tight and electrically continuous hose with coupling to match the discharge faucet of the licensed vehicle and the inlet pipe into which the petroleum carried in the vehicle is to be unloaded; and
(c) A flexible cable for electrical bonding the cable shall be at least 5 meters long and shall have at each end a suitable clamp or clip.
5. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded or unloaded except in a place approved for the purpose, in writing, by the Chief Inspector:
Provided that the licensed vehicle may be unloaded at any other place with all due precautions and under adequate supervision if such unloading is necessitated due to an accident or breakdown.
6. Petroleum carried in the licensed vehicle shall not be directly transferred into any container or into the fuel tank of any motor conveyance or an internal combustion engine.
7. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded if any tank or compartment, pipe, valve emergency discharge control of any safety fitting become leaky, defective or otherwise insecure until necessary reapers have been carried out satisfactorily and in the event of any leak ni the tanks or compartments are tested hydrostatically to a pressure of 0.316 kg/sq.c,m. for a duration of not less than one hour and found satisfactory.
8. Before petroleum is loaded into or unloaded from the licensed vehicle:
(a) its engine shall be stopped and the battery shall be isolated by a proper switch or otherwise;
(b) its wheel shall be secured by brakes or by scotching and in the case of animal drawn vehicles, animal shall be unhitched and removed;
(c) a reasonable person shall be in attendance and remain so until load or from which it is to be unloaded or loaded;
(d) the correct filling or discharge hose shall be selected and connected by oil tight coupling at both ends; and
(e) A reasonable person shall be in attendance and remain so until loading or unloading is over and the tanks and compartments have been sealed.
9. Except when called upon by traffic signals or required by an Inspector of Explosives or a Sampling Officer, the licensed vehicle shall not stop on any road, congested area or a place, which is not, a place approved in writing under these rules for the loading, unloading or stabling of such vehicle.
10. No smoking and no fire or artificial light or any article capable igniting inflammable vapor shall be allowed on the licensed vehicle.
11. The licensed vehicle shall not be used for carrying passenger of any article other than petroleum.
12. The licensed vehicle shall not be allowed to be repaired welding, soldering, brazing or hot riveting until its tanks. Compartment’s pipe and valve have been thoroughly cleared and examined by a competent person and certified by him in writing to be free from inflammable vapor or oil.
13. No alteration in the licensed vehicle or its safety fitting shall be carried out without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority. Such alteration so sanctioned shall be endorsed on this license by an amendment.
14. Every facility shall be given at all reasonable time to any Inspector or Sampling Officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this license are duly observed or for drawing samples.
15. Causing loss of human life or serious injury to person or property shall be immediately reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station and by telegraph/fax or telephone to the Chief Inspector or Explosives (Telegraphic address, “Explosives, Rawalpindi”).

FORM ‘R’
[Article 13 of Schedule I]
LICENSE TO TRANSPORT LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS IN BULK ON LAND BY MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLE
License No…………………………………. Fee Rs………………..

License is hereby granted to …………………………… to transport liquefied petroleum gas by the vehicle as described below subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions of this license.
This license shall remain valid upto 31st day of December ……………. (year)

Chief Inspector of Explosives
Date of Issue:
Approved Plan No. ……………………….. Dated ………………………….

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
Make and model ………………………. Engine number……………….
Chassis number ………………………. Registration number…………………….
Name of the registered owner ……………………………………………………….
Chemical name of the liquefied petroleum gas to be carried in the Vehicle ……………
Authorized carrying capacity of the container ………………………………….
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ENDORSEMENT OF RENEWALS
Date of renewal Date of expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed vehicle is not found conforming to the description approved plan by Department of Explosives No…………. dated ……………… and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted and the holder of this license is also punishable with fine which may extend to thirty hundred rupees.
CONDITIONS
1. The license or its authenticated copy shall at all times be kept in the licensed vehicle and produced on demand by an Inspector.
2. Only reasonable persons who are conversant with the conditions of this license shall be employed for driving the licensed vehicle or attending to it.
3. The licensed vehicle shall be constantly attended to by a responsible person and by at least two persons while it is transporting liquefied petroleum gas;
Provided that the licensed vehicle may, if empty, be kept unattended in a place approved for the purpose, in writing, by the Chief Inspector.
4. The licensed vehicle shall at all times carry,–
(a) at least two portable fire extinguisher of capacity not less than 9 liters and suitable for extinguishing chemical fire;
(b) a strong flexible cable for electrical bonding in case of vehicle used for transpiration of flammable liquefied petroleum gas; the cable shall be at least 5 meters long and shall have at each end a suitable clamp or clip.
5. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded or unloaded except in a place which is approved for the purpose within the premises licensed for the purpose under the rules by the Chief Inspector:
6. No vehicle shall discharge any liquefied petroleum gas directly; into any process vessel in operation or vehicles fuel tank.
7. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded if any of the fitment including vessel becomes leaky, defective or otherwise insecure.
8. Before liquefied petroleum gas is loaded into or unloaded from the licensed vehicle:
(a) its engine shall be stopped and the battery shall be isolated by a proper switch or otherwise;
(b) its wheel shall be secured by brakes or by scotching;
(c) its chassis shall be electrically bonded by a cable with the pipe into or from which it is to be loaded or unloaded, in case of vehicle used for transportation of flammable gas;
(d) the correct filling or discharge pipe connection are made at both ends;
(e) a reasonable person shall be in attendance and remain so until loading or unloading is over and the vehicle has been sealed.
9. Except when called upon by traffic signals or required by licensing authority or any other officer entrusted with the job of enforcing the rules, the licensed vehicle shall not stop on any road, congested area or a place, which is not, a place situated within the premises licensed under the rules for the loading and unloading of vehicle
10. No smoking and no fire or artificial lighter any article capable of igniting inflammable vapor shall be allowed on the licensed vehicle used for the transportation of any flammable gas.
11. The licensed vehicle shall not be used for carrying passenger.
12. The licensed vehicle shall not be allowed to be repaired:
Provided that replacement by any of the fitments of the pressure vessel may be done without involving any hot work.
13. No alteration in the licensed vehicle or its safety fitting shall be carried out without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority. Such alteration so sanctioned shall be endorsed on this license by an amendment.
14. Every facility shall be given at all reasonable time to any Inspector for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this license are duly observed.
15. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring in the licensed vehicle, which is attended with loss or human life or serious injury to person or property shall be immediately reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station having jurisdiction and by telephone or by fax to the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
16. Liquefied petroleum gas shall not pass through congested or/and busy city roads as far as possible.
17. The maximum speed limit shall be restricted to 25 KM/hrs.
18. The word “DANGER” shall conspicuously be written on the back of the tanker in red color with signs of danger.
19. A red flag of adequate size shall be installed on the drives cab.
20. A report about satisfactory performance to the tanker alongwith details of problems/difficulties faced in their operation, if any shall be furnished to this office on monthly basis.
FORM ‘S’
[Article 14 of Schedule I]
LICENSE TO TRANSPORT COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS IN BULK ON LAND BY MECHANICAL PROPELLED VEHICLE, (COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS STORAGE CYLINDER MOUNTED IN VEHICLE FOR FUELING ARE EXEMPTED)
License No…………………………………. Fee Rs………………..

License is hereby granted to …………………………… to transport compressed natural gas by the vehicle as described below subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions of this license.
This license will remain valid upto the 31st day of December ……………. (year)

Chief Inspector of Explosives
Date of Issue:
Approved Plan No. ……………………….. Dated ………………………….

DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE
Make and model ………………………. Engine number……………….
Chassis number ………………………. Registration number…………………….
Name of the registered owner ……………………………………………………….
Chemical name of the compressed natural gas to be carried in the Vehicle ……………
Authorized carrying capacity of the container ………………………………….

ENDORSEMENT OF RENEWALS
Date of renewal Date of expiry Signature of licensing authority

This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed vehicle is not found conforming to the description approved plan by Department of Explosives No…………. dated ……………… and conditions attached thereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted and the holder of this license is also punishable with fine which may extend to thirty hundred rupees.
CONDITIONS
1. The license or its authenticated copy shall at all times be kept in the licensed vehicle and produced on demand by an Inspector.
2. Only reasonable persons who are conversant with the conditions of this license shall be employed for driving the licensed vehicle or attending to it.
3. The licensed vehicle shall be constantly attended to by a responsible person and by at least two persons while it is transporting compressed natural gas:
Provided that the licensed vehicle may, if empty, be kept unattended in a place approved for the purpose, in writing, by the Chief Inspector.
4. The licensed vehicle shall at all times carry,–
(a) at least two portable fire extinguisher of capacity not less than 9 liters and suitable for extinguishing chemical fire;
(b) a strong flexible cable for electrical bonding in case of vehicle used for transpiration of flammable liquefied petroleum gas; the cable shall be at least 5 meters long and shall have at each end a suitable clamp or clip.
5. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded or unloaded except in a place which is approved for the purpose within the premises licensed for the purpose under the rules by the Chief Inspector:
6. No vehicle shall discharge any liquefied petroleum gas directly; into any process vessel in operation or vehicles fuel tank.
7. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded if any of the fitment including vessel becomes leaky, defective or otherwise insecure.
8. Before liquefied petroleum gas is loaded into or unloaded from the licensed vehicle:
(a) its engine shall be stopped and the battery shall be isolated by a proper switch or otherwise;
(b) its wheel shall be secured by brakes or by scotching;
(c) its chassis shall be electrically bonded by a cable with the pipe into or from which it is to be loaded or unloaded, in case of vehicle used for transportation of flammable gas;
(d) the correct filling or discharge pipe connection are made at both ends;
(e) a reasonable person shall be in attendance and remain so until loading or unloading is over and the vehicle has been sealed.
9. Except when called upon by traffic signals or required by licensing authority or any other officer entrusted with the job of enforcing the rules, the licensed vehicle shall not stop on any road, congested area or a place, which is not, a place situated within the premises licensed under the rules for the loading and unloading of vehicle
10. No smoking and no fire or artificial lighter any article capable of igniting inflammable vapor shall be allowed on the licensed vehicle used for the transportation of any flammable gas.
11. The licensed vehicle shall not be used for carrying passenger.
12. The licensed vehicle shall not be allowed to be repaired:
Provided that replacement by any of the fitments of the pressure vessel may be done without involving any hot work.
13. No alteration in the licensed vehicle or its safety fitting shall be carried out without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority. Such alteration so sanctioned shall be endorsed on this license by an amendment.
14. Every facility shall be given at all reasonable time to any Inspector for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this license are duly observed.
15. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring in the licensed vehicle, which is attended with loss or human life or serious injury to person or property shall be immediately reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station having jurisdiction and by telephone or by fax to the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
16. Compressed natural gas shall not pass through congested or/and busy city roads as far as possible.
17. The maximum speed limit shall be restricted to 25 KM/hrs.
18. The word “DANGER” shall conspicuously be written on the back of the tanker in red color with signs of danger.
19. A red flag of adequate size shall be installed on the drives cab.
20. A report about satisfactory performance to the tanker alongwith details of problems/difficulties faced in their operation, if any shall be furnished to this office on monthly basis; and
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SCHEDULE III
METHODS OF TESTING PETROLEUM
Determination of Flashing Point
[See Rules 167 and 160]
1. Apparatus to be used

The flashing point of petroleum and petroleum mixtures which are at 500F and which flash not above 1200F shall be determined by the Abel apparatus as hereinafter defined.
The flashing point of petroleum and petroleum mixtures which are solid at 500F, and which flash not above 1300F, shall be determined by the Abel apparatus, the test being modified as hereinafter described.
The flashing point of petroleum and petroleum mixtures which flash above 1200F, shall be determined by the Pensky, Martene apparatus, as hereinafter defined.
II. Preparing the Sample for Test
About the fluid councess of the sample, sufficient for three tests, should be transferred from the bottle into which the sample has been drawn in a pint flask bottle which should be immersed in water artificially cooled until a thermometer, introduced into the sample, indicates a temperature not exceeding 500F.
III. (I) Abel apparatus

The apparatus to be employed shall be the Abel petroleum testing apparatus modified by having an oil cup provided with a stirrer. It shall be constructed to the dimensions herein specified within the limits of accuracy prescribed by the tolerances set for the below.
Oil cup: The ol cup consists of a cylindrical vessel open at the top and fitted on the outside with a flats circular flange projecting at right angles.
Within the cups, fixed through the wall and silver soldered or brazed in place, there is a gauge consisting of piece of wire bent upwards and determining in a point.
Material: Brass or gun-material

Dimension Tolerance
in
Cup, wall and bottom thickness 171. W.G —
Cup, internal diameter 2 in + 0.05
Cup, internal depth 2.2 in + 0.05
Flange, thickness 17.1 W.G. —
Flange, width 0.5 in + 0.05
Flange, distance of upper side from top edge of cup 0.375 in + 0.05
Gauge, thickness, not less than 10.1 W.G. —
Gauge, distance or point from level or upper edge of cup 0.7 in + 0.05
Cover: The cup is provided with a close fitting cover with a downward projecting rim barely reaching the flange on the cup. The downward projecting rim is made solid with the top or silver soldered or barred in place. Upon the cover are mounted a thermometer socket, trunnious to support and oil test-lamp, a pair of guides in which a slide moves, and white bead. The top of the cover is pierced by three rectangular holes symmetrically placed on a diameter, one in the centre and the other two as close as a practicable to the inner side of the covering and apposite each other. These three holes are covered or uncovered by means of a side moving in suitably disposed guides. The slides has two perforation, one corresponding in all par5iculars to the centre hole in the cover and the other to one of the holes at the side. The movement of the slide is restricted by suitable stops, and its length and the disposition of the holes are such, that at the outer extremity of the movements of the slide, the holes in the cover are simultaneously just completely opened and at the inner extremity of the movement of the slide they are completely closed.
The trunnions supporting the test lamp are fixed on the top of the guides and the lamps as mounted in the trunnions so that it is fire to oscillate. The lamp is provided with a jet to contain a wick and is so arranged that when the side is moved so as to uncover the holes, the oscillating lamp is caught by a pin fixed in the slide and titled over the central hole in such away that the lower edge of the cover bisects the circle formed by the bore of the jet when in the lowest position. The flame then occupies a central position within the hole in both directions. A suitably mounted gas-jet- may be substituted for the lamp.

Dimension Tolerance in
Cover, thickness 0.05 in + 0.005
Cover, central hole, length (in direction of slide) 0.5 in + 0.005
Cover, central hole, width 0.2 in + 0.005
Cover, peripheral holes, length (in direction of slide) 0.2 in + 0.005
Cover, peripheral holes, width 0.3 in + 0.005
Slide, thickness 2o I W.G. —
Slide, width of upper surface 0.5 in – 0.01 (excess only)
Lamp, overall length of jet Approx. 0.6 in To suit the requirements for the position of the jet when titled.
Lamp, bore of jet at end 0.0625 in + 0.005
Bead Diameter 0.15 in + 0.01
Thermometer Socket: Internal diameter 0.6 in + 0.01
Length of short side measured from under surface of cover Approx 0.5 in —
Length of long side measured from under surface of cover 0.75 in —
Distance of centre of socket from centre of cover measured on the under side Approx 0.7 in —
These dimensions are subject to the correct placing of the thermometer when in position. Vertical depth of lowest part of thermometer below centre of under side of cover 1.5 in + 0.01
The thermometer socket is in the form of the split rube, mounted on a diameter at right angles to the diameter through the centre of the holes, and fitted at such an angle as to bring the bulb of the thermometer, when is place, vertically below the centre of the cover and at the correct distance from it.
A white bead, the dimensions of which represent the size of test flame to be used, is mounted in a visible position on the cover.
Materials: All parts exceeding bead, brass or gun-metal, bead, ivory or other suitable material.
Cover fitted with stirrer: Provision may be made in the cover for the reception of a stirrer which projects into the oil cup, for use with viscous materials only.
A bush is mounted on the cover in a position diametrically opposite the thermometer mounting, and its length is such it is set at such an angle that the stirrer rod clears the old-level gauge and the blades operate below the level of and without fouling, the thermometer bulb. The bush is placed as near as practicable to the outer edge of the cover.

Dimension Tolerance in
Stem, length, overall 4 in + 0.1
Stem, Length, Lower end to point of attachment of blade Approx 0.1 in —
Stem, length lower end to upper surface of collar 1.9 in + 0.1
Stem, length, upper surface of collar to lower end of thread 2 in + 0.1
Stem, diameter Approx. 0.125 in —
Stem, diameter of collar Approx. 0.25 in —
Stem, thread 7 P.A —
Blades, thickness 17 I W.G —
Blades, length excluding root 0.5 in + 0.01
Blades, breadth (all corners of blades rounded) ½ in (0.3125 in) + 0.01
Blades, angle Approx 450 —
Sleeve, length To suit stem giving free rotation with no appreciable vertical play when screwed home.
Diameter of bore Sliding fit on stem —
Diameter of collar Approx. 0.25 in —
The stirrer consists of a round stem having four blades or vanes silver soldered in place one end. A collar is fixed n the stem so that when the stem is inserted into the such from below. It is arrested at a position such that the correct length protrudes in the oil cup. The top end of the stem is reduced and screwed.
A long-sleeve having an internally screwed, knuried knob soldered to its upper end, is passed over the upper end of the stem and screwed home. The length of the sleeve is such that a flat faced collar at its lower end just comes into contract with the upper end of the bush, leaving the stirrer free to rotate without appreciable vertical play.
A flat-headed cylindrical plug is provided for insertion in the bush when the stirrer is not in use.
Material: Brass or gun-metal.
Heavy vessel: The heating vessel or bath consists of two flat-bottomed cylindrical copper vessels placed coaxially one inside the other and soldered at their tops was a flat cooper rung, greater in outside diameter than the larger vessel and of smaller inside diameter than the smaller vessel. The space between the two vessels is thus totally enclosed and is used as a water jacket.

Dimension Tolerance
in
Inner vessel, thickness 24 I.W.G. —
Inner vessel, internal diameter 3 in + 0.05
Inner vessel, internal depth 2.5 in + 0.05
Outer vessel, thickness, not less than 24 I.W.G. —
Outer vessel, internal diameter 5.5 in + 0.01
Outer vessel, internal depth 5.75 + 0.01
Top plate, thickness, not less than 20 I.W.G. —
Top plate, outer flange projection 0.375 in + 0.01
Top plate, diameter of central hole To suit ebonite or fibre ring. Clearance not to exceed 0.1 in
Ebonite or fibre ring, internal diameter Easo fit on oil cup —
Ebonite or fibre ring, external diameter of flange 2.75 in + 2.02
Ebonite or fibre ring, overall depth of spigot 0.25 in + 2.02
Ebonite or fibre ring, thickness flange and spigot 0.08 in + 0.005
Ebonite or fibre ring, screws, C.S 8 B.A. + 0.15 in —
Thermometer socket, internal diameter 0.6 in + 0.01
Thermometer, socket, height from top of plate 0.75 in + 0.05

An ebonite or fibre ring or right-angle section is fitted into the hole in the centre of the flat ring forming the top of the bath and, when the apparatus is in use, the oil cup fits into, and its flange rests upon this ebonite or fibre ring so that the oil cup is centrally disposed within the heating vessel. The ebonite or fibre ring is secured in place by means of six small screws having their heads sunk below the surface of the ring to avoid metafile contact between the bath and the oil cup.
A split socket, similar to that on the cover of the oil cup, but set vertically, allows a thermometer to be inserted into the water-space. A funnel and overflow pipe also communicate with the water-space through the top plate and two loop handles are provided thereon.
The bath rests upon a cast-iron tripod stand, to the ring of which is attached a cylindrical copper jacked not less than 24 I.W.F. Flanged inwards at the top, and of such dimensions that the bath, while resting firmly on the iron ring, just touches with its outward projecting flange the inward-turned flange of the jacket. The handles are provided on the outer jacket.
Diameter of the outer jacket 6.5 inches + 0.1 inch.
Spirit lamp: A spirit lamp is provided for raising the temperature of the water bath, but and other suitable means may be employed for this purpose.
Thermometers: Two thermometers are provided, the one for ascertaining the temperature of the bath; the other for determining the flashing point.
Oil cup thermometers

Type … Mercury in glass, nitrogen filled, graduated on the stem, enamel back.
Length … Approximately 9 inches
Stem … Diameter 0.24 to 0.28 inches
Bulb … Spherical, made of normal glass approved by the Board of Trade/Diameter, 0.35 inch + 0.05 inch
Range … 500 to 1560F, with expansion chamber, Distance from the bottom of the bulb to the 500 line, 2.75 inches to 3.15 inches. Distances from the 500 lines to be 1500 line, not less than 4.75 inches.
Impression … A swelling is made in the stem to ensure that the thermometer shall be fixed in its brass collar so that the distance from the top of the collar to the bottom of the bulb is 2.40 inches + 0.05 inch.
Graduation … Scale graduated in 10F divisions. Every 50 and every 100 to be indicated by longer lines. Figured it every 100 in full.
Marking … “Abel Oil Cup”: Identification number “Fahrenheit”; maker’s or vendor’s name or trade mark.
Type … Mercury in glass, nitrogen filled, graduated on the ste, enamel back.
Length … Approximately 9 inches.
Stem … Diameter 0.24 to 0.28 inch.
Bulb … Cylindrical, made of a normal glass approved by the Board of Trade, Length, approximately 0.8 inch Diameter, not to exceed to diameter of the stem
Range … 900 to 1900F with expansion chamber Distance from the bottom of the bulb to the 900 line, 3.95 inches to 4.35 inches. Distance from the 900 line to the 1900 line, not less than 2.55 inches.
Immersion … A swelling is made in the stem to ensure that the thermometer shall be fixed in its brass collar so that the distance from the top of the collar to the bottom of the bulb is 3.5 inches + 0.1 inch.
Graduation … Scale graduated in 10F division. Every 50 and 100 to be indicated by longer lines. Figures at every 100 in full.
Marking … “Abel Water Bath”: Identification number, “Fahrenheit”: maker’s or vendor’s name or trade mark.
The brass collar of the thermometer is in each case of the following dimension.—
Outside diameter — push fit in socket
Thickness of tube — 22 I.W.G

III. (II) METHOD
(I) For petroleum flashing below 900F.— The test apparatus shall be placed for use in a position where it is not exposed to currents of and or draughts.
The hearing vessel or water bath shall be filled by pouring water into the funnel until it begins to flow out at the spout of the vessel. The temperature of the water at the beginning of the test shall be 1500F, and no heat shall be applied to the water bath during the test. When a test has been completed and it is desired to make another test the water bath shall be again raised to 1300F, which may conveniently be done while the petroleum cup is being emptied, cooled and refilled with a fresh sample to be tested. The next test is then proceeded with.
If an oil test-lamp is being used it shall be it shall be prepared by fitting it with a piece of flat platted candle wick and filling it with colza, or rape oil-up to the lower edge of the opening of the spout or wick tube. The lamp shall trimmed so that when lighted it gives a flame of about 0.15 of an inch diameter, and this size of flame, which is represented to by the projecting white bead on the cover of the oil-cup is readily maintained by simple manipulation from time to time with a small wire trimmer. A gas test flame may be employed, and if so, the size of the jet of flame shall be adjusted to the size laid down above.
The bath having been raised to the proper temperature, the cup shall be placed on a level surface in a good light, and the oil to be stated shall be poured into it, until the level of the liquid just reached the pint of the gauge which is fixed in the cup. Before a test is begun the temperature of the oil shall be determined and shall be brought to approximately 600F. The cover, with the slide closed, shall then be put on the cup and pressed down so that its edge rests on the rim of the cup, and the cup shall be so placed into the bath or beating vessel, every care being taken to avoid wetting the sides of the cup with the oil. The thermometer in the lid of the cup has been adjusted so as to have the correct immersion when the brass collar of the thermometer is property seated and its position shall not in any circumstances be altered. When the cup has been placed in the proper position the scale of the thermometer faces the operator.

IV. (I0 The pensky-martens apparatus
The standard Pensky-Martens Closed Tester shall be used for determining the flashing-point of all petroleum products having a flashing-point above 1200F.
Every instrument shall be marked with the letters I.P.T. an identification number (or the cup, cover and top plate) and the name of the marker or vendor, such stamping implying a guarantee that the instrument complies with the requirements specified below.
The Pensky-Martens Tester shall include the following major parts:–
Cup: The cup of the standard Pensky Martens Tester shall be made of brass and shall satisfy the following dimensional specifications.—
A. Oil Cup
B. Heating Vessel
C. Stirrer
D. Thermometer
E. Ignition Burner
F. Pilot Burner
G. Spring Handle
H. Revolving Shutter
I. Orifice
J. Gauze Disc
K. Lifting Hooks
THE PENSKY-MARTENS CLOSED TESTER
The inside of the cup may be turned to a slightly larger diameter above the fling mark and the outside may be trapped above the flange, but the wall thickness at the upper edge shall be not less than 0.04 in. The flange should be approximate by 0.5 in wide and approximately 0.125 in. thick. It shall be equipped with devices for locating the position of the lid on the cup and the cup centrally in the above. A handle, attached permanently to the flange of the cup, is a desirable accessory.
Stirrer device: The lid shall be equipped with a stirring device consisting of a vertical steel shaft, not less than 0.1 in. not more than 0.112 in. in diameter, mounted in the centre of the cup, carrying two two-bladed brass propellers, and provided with any convenient means for Operating. The blades of both propellers shall be approximately 0.3 in wide and shall be set at an angle of approximately 450F. The smaller (upper) propeller shall have an over-all diameter of approximately 0.75 in. The larger (lower) propeller shall have an over-all diameter between 1.25 and 1.75 in. The thickness of the propeller blade shall be not less than 0.048 in. nor more than 0.08 in. which limits correspond respectively to No. 18 and No. 14 S.W.G. The propeller blades shall be brazed or hard soldered to collers of the vertical shaft and the collers shall have horizontal and vertical dimensions not greater than 0.4 in.
The plane of the center of the upper propeller shall be 0.4 in. below the level of the rim of the cup. The plane of the center of the lower propeller shall be 2.0 in below the level of the rim of the cup. The level of the rim of the cup is in effect the level of the plane part of the portion of the lower surface of the lid inside the rim.
Note: If the bottom of the cup is affixed it shall be brazed or hard soldered.
Cover proper: The cover proper shall be of brass and shall have a rim projecting donward almost to the flange of the cup and fitting the outside of the cup closely. The thickness of the cover, measured just inside the rim, shall be not less than 0.03 in nor more than 0.08 in. Ther shall be a proper locating device engaging with a corresponding locating device on the flange of the cup.
There shall be four openings in the cover.
Opening A is an area defined by area of the two concentric circles and the interested length of two radius. The radius of the outer circle shall not less than 0.94 in. nor, more than 0.97 in. The chord of the arc of the outer circle shall be not less than 0.5 in. nor more than 0.65 in.
Opening B and C are equal areas, each of the same general form as opening. A but of approximately half, the (tangular) width. The radius of the definition inner and outer circle, area of which partially define opening A. The chord of the outer arc of opening B or opening C shall be not less than 0.19 in. nor more than 0.22 in. The sum of the areas of openings B and C shall not less than 75 per cent, nor more than 100 per cent of the area of opening A.
H Minimum 0.94 in. maximum 0.97 in.
J 0.53 in 0.56 in.
K 0.50 in. 0.54 in.
N 0.19 in 0.22 in.
S Approximately 0.75 in
U 0.05 in.
Angles p Equal. Angle r Minimum 1500, maximum 1400.
“ t “ 500 “ 600
“ y “ 100 “ 150
COVER OF PENSKY-MARTENS TESTER
Openings B and C shall be equally distant from opening A, and radius drawn through each of their centre shall be at an angle of not less than 1150 nor more than 1400.
Openings A, B and C need not conform exactly to the shape of geometrical figures bounded by areas of two concentric circles and intersected length of radial. Their boundaries must, however, fall on or between the lines indicated by the limiting values of the dimensional specification of the proceedings text.
Opening D is a split tube to grip thermometer collar. It shall be set at an angle of not less than 100 nor more than 150 from the perpendicular. Its center is approximately 0.75 in. from the center of the lid and on radius of an angle of not less than 500 nor more than 600 from the radius passing through the opening C. Its height shall be such that, when a stand thermometer is in position, the bottom of the bulb shall be 1.5 in + 0.1 in, below the level of the rim of the cup (which corresponds to the lower surface of the portion of the lid inside the rim).
Shutter: The lid shall be equipped with a brass shutter, approximately 0.1 in, thick, operating on the plane of the upper surface of the lid. The shutter shall be so shaped and mounted that it rotates on the surface of the lid about an axis normal to be laid, and through its center, between two stops so placed that when in one extreme position the Opening A, B and C of the lid are completely closed and when in the other extreme position these openings are completely opened.
Flame exposure device: The tip of the flame jet shall have an orifice 0.027 in to 0.03 in diameter. The flame-exposure device shall be equipped with an operating mechanism which, when the shutter is in the “open” position, depresses the tip so that the centre of, the orifice is between the plane of the under and upper surfaces of the lid proper, at a point on a radius passing through the center of the larger opening A and approximately 0.1 in. from the out ridge of the opening.
The test flame shall be approximately spherical and shall be regulated to be of the same means diameter as a bead 0.16 in. in diameter of some suitable material mounted on the lid.
The mechanism operating the shutter should be of the spring type and constructed so that when at rest the shutter shall completely close the three openings. When operated to the other extreme the three openings in the lid shall be fully open and the tip of the exposure tube shall be fully depressed.
Note: A pilot flame for automatic relighting of the test flame should be provided.
Where gas is not available, an oil burner shall be used as the test flame, the position of which shall correspond with that of the gas flame previously specified.
Stove: Heat shall be supplied to the cup by means of a properly designed stove which is equivalent to an air bam. This stove shall consist of (1) an air bath and (2) a top plate on which the flange of the cup rests.
Air bath: The air bath shall have a cylindrical interior 1.625 in. to 1.65 in deep and diameter not less than 0.125 n, nor more than 0.156 in. greater than the outside diameter of the cup, with the minimum clearance of 0.05 in, the air bath shall be a flame-heated metal casting.
Note: The casing shall be so designed and used that the temperature of bottom and walls is approximately the same. On this account it should be not less than 0.25 in. thick. The apparatus shall be designed so that products of combustion of the flame cannot come into contract with any part of the cup.
Top plate: The top plate shall be of metal: The total distance from the upper surface of the place to the bottom of the air bath shall exceed the distance from the under surface of the flange to the bottom of the cup by not less than 0.063 in, nor more than 0.125 in.
The top plate shall be mounted with an air gap between it and the air bath. The top place may be attached to the air bath by means of three screws and spacing bushings. The spacing bushings should be of proper thickness to define the air gap which shall not be less than 0.125 in nor more than 0.187 in. The spacing bushings shall be not more than 0.375 in. in diameter.
Thermometer: A low range thermometer shall be used with the Standard Pensky Martens tester for determining the flashing point above 1200F. The thermometer shall comply with the specification given below.
The thermometers shall conform to the following general specification:–
Type: The stem shall be made of lead glass or other suitable glass, Enamel back.
Bulb: The bulb shall be made of a suitable thermometric glass approved by the National Physical Laboratory. At present these glasses are:–

Identification mark Approved for temperatures upto
Normal glass made by James Powell and Sons, Ltd Single blue stripe 3500C
Normal glass made by Frank Tommey and Co., Ltd. Two blue stripes 3500C
Normal glass, Jeng made by Schoot and Genossen Purple stripe 3500C
Normal glass, Gege Eff., made by Glaswerk Guxtray Fischer Blue and red stripes 3500C
Corning Borosilicate made by Corning Glass Co. — 4500C
Jena 59 (may be used upto 400C, if a careful examination of the zero is made periodically) made by Schoot and Genossen — 4500C
Jena 2954 (may be used upto 400C, if a careful examination of the zero is made periodically)made by Schoot and Genossen Stripe black stripe 4500C
Expansion and contraction chambers.— No contraction chamber shall be above the immersion line and no enlargement of the bore shall be within 10 mm of the immersion line or of any part of the scale.
Graduation of figuring.— The graduation lines shall be clearly etched, and of uniform thickness not exceeding 0.15 mm. The times shall all be at right angles to the axis of the thermometer. When the thermometer is viewed from the front and in a vertical position the lines shall all finish on a line parallel to axis on the left hand side. Certain of the graduation lines shall be extended on the right hand side out the shortest graduations shall not extend across the bore. When the diameter of the tube permits the figures shall be upright when the thermometer is viewed from the front and in a vertical position, and should preferably be placed so that they would be interested by the line to which they refer if it were extended.
Marking.—In addition to the special markings given in the table, each thermometer shall be marked with an identification number, and the marker, or vendor’s name or trade marl.—

Name and special marking “I.P.T.P.M.-Low”
Dimensions-Stem, diameter 6.7 mm.
Bulb, shape Round
Bulb, length —–
Bulb, diameter 8 mm max
Overall length, 5 mm 275 mm
Length of graduated portion 150-180 mm
Distance, bottom of bulb to 20” mark 70.85 mm
Range 220F to 2300F
Graduation 10F
Longer lines at each 50F and 100F
Figured at each 100F
Expansion chamber Required
Immersion 2.2 in.
Top finish Glass ring
A swelling to be provided to ensure the location of the thermometer collar at the correct point.
Each thermometer shall be mounted securely in a thermometer collar so that from under-side of this collar to the bottom of the bulb the distance is 21 in. (+ 0.05 in). The thermometer collar shall have an outside diameter of 0.5 in. + 0.002 in and a flange 0.1 in., + 0.01 in., in thickness. The cement used to fasten the thermometer into the collar shall be of such a nature that it will withstand the action of oil up to the highest temperature at which the thermometer is used.
Drying of the sample
If gas oil or fuel oil is being tested, the sample shall be dried by the following method:–
One hundred grams of well-dried granular calcium chloride is placed in a dry wide mouth stoppered glass bottle.
Two hundred and fifty millimeters (if a smaller quantity of oil is to be dried the amount of calcium chloride must be adjusted in proportion) of the oil is then poured upon the calcium chloride. The stopper is secured in position by tying. The bottle is then well-shaken and is stood in vessel of water, the level of the water being upto about one-third of the height of the oil in the bottle. The water is next raised to a temperature of 500C (1200F) and is maintained at this temperature for a period of seven hours, the bottle and its contents being well-shaken up at intervals of about in hour. At the end of this treatment of bottle and its contents are allowed to cool to atmospheric temperature; the bottle is then opened and sufficient of the oil for test filtered through paper on a Buchner funnel.
IV. (II) Method
All parts of the cup and its assessories shall be thoroughly cleaned and dry before starting the test. Particular care should be taken to avoid the preference of any gasoline or naphtha used to clean the apparatus after a previous test.
The cup shall be filled with the oil to be tested up the level indicated by the filling mark.
The lid shall be placed on the cup and the latter set in the stove. Care should be taken to have the locating devices properly engaged. The thermometer shall be inserted.
The test flame shall be lighted and adjusted to that it is of the size of a bead 0.16 in the diameter.
Heat shall be supplied at such a rate that the temperature read on the thermometer increases not less than 9 or more than 11 degrees per minute. The stirrer shll be turned at a rate of approximately 60 revaluations per minute.
Application of the test flame shall be made at each temperature reading which is a multiple of 20F, upto 220F. For the temperature range above 2200F application shall be made at each temperature reading which is a multiple of 50F. The first application of the test flame shall be made at a temperature at least 500F below that actual flashing point. Application of the test flame shall be made by operating the decree controlling the shutter and test flame burner so that the flame is lowered in one-half second, left in its lowered position for one second, and quickly raised to its high position. Stirring shall be discontinued during the application of the test flame.
The flashing point is taken as the temperature read on the thermometer at the time of the flame application that causes a distinct flash in the interior of the cup. The true flash must not be confused with the bluish halo that sometimes surrounds that test flame for the application preceding the one causes the actual flash.
The thermometric pressure shall be observed and recorded. No corrections shall be made except in case of dispute, when the flashing point figure shall be corrected according to the following rule:
For each inch (25.4 mm), below 59.22 in. (760 mm) barometric reading add 1.60F to the flashing-point.
For each inch (25.4 mm), below 29.22 in (760 mm) barometric reading subtract 1.60F to the flashing-point.

V. The flashing point
If a flash takes place at the temperature below 760F, the temperature at which it occurs is noted. Two fresh portions of the sample are then to be successively tested in a similar manner and the results recorded. If no greater difference than/two degrees Fahrenheit exists between any two of the three recorded results and if no instance the flash has taken place within eight, degrees Fahrenheit of the temperature at which the testing was commenced, the average of the three reading gives the flashing-point recorded by that particular instrument, but without either apparatus correction or thermometer correction. In the event of there being a greater difference than two degrees. Fahrenheit between any two of the readings or if the flash has occurred within either degrees of the temperature at which the testing was commenced, the series of tests is to be rejected and a fresh series of three similarly obtained.
If, however, a flash has occurred at or below 640F when the test was applied in the manner above described, the next test shall be commenced 100F lower than the temperature at which the flash had been previously obtained, and this procedure shall be continued until the results of three consecutive tests do not show a greater difference than two degrees Fahrenheit and until a flash has not occurred in any of the three tests within eight degrees Fahrenheit of the temperature at which the test was commenced. Provided always that if at the commencement of the series or tests a flash has occurred on the first application of the test-flame at 660F and if a flash has also occurred on the first application of the flame in each of the three successive tests in which the test flame is first applied at 660F, as above directed, the testing officer shall certify that the petroleum has a flashing-point below 670F and the sample shall be reported “dangerous petroleum.”
If a temperature of 760F has been reached without flash covering, the application fo the test-flame is to be continued to every degree rise of temperature until a temperature of 890F, has been reached. If so flash occurs upto this point, the test shall be continued on a fresh sample as in Section III (II)(2) above.
If no flash occurs upto 1200F, the fashing-point shall be determined by the Pensky Martens apparatus and method, as described above.
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[(added by SRO 139(KE)/2010, dated 2.12.2010
SCHEDULE IV
[See Rule 98 A]
(i) Shops may be allowed where petrol pumps, compressed natural gas stations and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Automotives fuel stations are located on highways and main road.
(ii) The dimensions of plot for petrol pump, compressed natural gas station, liquefied petroleum gas, Automotive fuel station for shop shall meet the all safety distance requirements and isolation distances as mentioned in the relevant rules and regulations.
(iii) Shops shall be at least 10 meters away from petroleum storage tanks or Liquefied gas storage tanks gas kits and all dispensing units.
(iv) All other ancillary facilities other than shop shall be at least 5 meters away from petroleum storage tanks or liquefied gas storage tanks, gas kits and all dispensing units.
(v) Area of shop shall not be more than 15% of total covered area excluding canopy at the petrol pump premises, liquefied petroleum gas fuel stations, compressed natural gas station. A separate fee of rupees thirty per square feet shall be charged for any additional area of shop.
(vi) Entrance to shop shall be kept clear at all times.
(vii) There shall be no opening from adjacent premises to a shop.
(viii) Shop shall not be opened at any petrol pump, compressed natural gas station, liquefied petroleum gas, Automotive fuel station without prior approval in writing of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
(ix) Roof of the shop shall not be used for any other purpose.
(x) Heaters, burners or any appliance likely to cause spark shall not be used in site a shop, however a micro-wave oven may be used.
(xi) Seating arrangement for customers shall not be provided inside a shop.
(xii) Only packed food items, cold drinks, souvenirs and medicines shall be stored. In case of other items permission of the Chief Inspector, shall be obtained in writing.
(xiii) At least two fire extinguishers of 10 Kg, each shall be provided exclusively for shop.
(xiv) A separate fee per year or part thereof shall be paid for every ancillary facility, as specified below, which is not directly connected with the storage and distribution of petroleum, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas through dispensers.

Ancillary Facility
1. Fee for shop 15,000/-
2. Fee for kit conversion shop 10,000/-
3. Fee for vehicle wash/service station 10,000/-
4. Fee for tyre puncture shop 5,000/-
5. Fee for Lube or service station 5,000/-
6. Fee for Public Call Office, Fax, ATC Facilities 5,000/-

SCHEDULE V
[See Rule 1(3)]
Modifications of the rules in their application to Aden.
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