Guidelines for Liquid Chemical Hose Management

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September 2014

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Guidelines for Liquid Chemical Hose Management

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This publication provides an overview of the various types of hoses used in the production, transportation and storage of liquid chemicals, and their appropriate use and safe management. While the main focus is on hoses used for the transfer of chemical products, the essential and frequently used range of service hoses for water, steam, air and nitrogen are also covered.


Product and service hoses form an integral part of transfer operations, and their choice and use must be based on assessments that cover appropriate use, safety and operational efficiency. The use of hoses is only recommended where fixed rigid piping is either not suitable or is impractical for the operation taking place.


1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose and Scope

1.2 General Introduction

2. Risk Management

2.1 Pressure Systems

2.2 Product Hoses

2.3 Product Hazards

2.4 Ancillary Hoses

2.5 Service Hoses

2.6 Third Party Hoses

3. Hose Selection

3.1 Standards, Specifications and Regulatory Requirements

3.2 General Specifications

3.3 Hose Supplier and Quality Assurance

3.4 Environmental Conditions

3.5 Operational Conditions

4. Product Hoses

4.1 Rubber Hoses

4.2 Composite Hoses

4.3 Stainless Steel Hoses

4.4 Spiral Wound PVC Hoses

4.5 Fire Safe Hoses

4.6 Cryogenic Hoses

4.7 Product Hose End Fittings and Gaskets

5. Service Hoses

5.1 Air Hoses

5.2 Water Hoses

5.3 Steam Hoses

5.4 Nitrogen Hoses

5.5 Service Hose Couplings

6. Purchasing and Receiving Hoses

6.1 Receiving New Hoses

6.2 Marking New Hoses

6.3 Hose Records

7. Product Transfer Operations

7.1 Hose Handling

7.2 Hose Lifting Equipment

7.3 Connecting and Use

7.4 Operational Checks

8. Product Hose Cleaning and Storage

8.1 Disconnection and Transport

8.2 Cleaning Facilities and Equipment

8.3 Types of Cleaning

8.4 Waste

8.5 Hose Storage

9. Hose Inspecting, Testing and Maintenance

9.1 Regulatory Requirements and Standards

9.2 Hose Marking and Registers

9.3 Scheduled Maintenance Checks

9.4 Taking Hoses Out of Service

9.5 Repairing Hoses

9.6 Third Party Hose Testing

9.7 Increasing the Safety Factor

10. Emergency Response

The CDI is a chemical industry organization, incorporated under the law of the Netherlands as the Stichting Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) and operates as a non-profit making foundation.

CDI is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven individuals nominated by the participating chemical companies. The Board of Directors establishes policy and is responsible for overall affairs of the foundation. Individual Executive Boards are elected to oversee and direct the staff managing day to day activities for the Marine, Terminals and Marine Packed Cargo Schemes.

Title: Guidelines for Liquid Chemical Hose Management
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 76
Product Code: WS1437K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-663-8 (9781856096638), ISBN 10: 1-85609-663-7 (1856096637)
Published Date: September 2014
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 215 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 0.60 kg
Author: Chemical Distribution Institute

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CDI Examines Liquid Hose Management Review by Tanker Operator
The Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) has produced ‘CDI Guidelines for Liquid Chemical Hose Management’, which has been published by Witherby Publishing Group.

The CDI said that while the book’s main focus is on hoses used to transfer chemical products, the essential and frequently used range of service hoses for water, steam, air and nitrogen are also covered.
This guide will form the required publication in the forthcoming eighth edition of CDI Ship Inspection Questionnaire for chemical and LPG carriers, due to be published in the first quarter of next year.
Priced at £75, this 70-page illustrated hardback contains 10 chapters, which gives advice on risk management, inspecting, testing and maintenance, through to emergency response.

This is the first edition of a no doubt long running series on hose management both ashore and afloat.
(Posted on 13/10/2014)

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