Section 1 - Procedures at Loading/Unloading Site

  • IP Unloading Employee:

  • Complete section 1 and 2 and file a copy of this report with the bill of lading.

  • In the event of leakage, complete Section 3and distribute as indicated.

  • This checklist is designed to supplement facility loading/unloading procedures. All loading and unloading of materials shall be done in accordance with specific facility procedures!!

Procedures at Loading/Unloading Site

  • BEFORE unloading, verify that the COA information matches Franklin’s specifications. If they don’t match, then DO NOT unload until it is verified by the Area Process Leader. (Specifications are in SOP and Chemical Unloading Building)

  • Ensure that the tank car brakes have been applied, the derailer properly installed, and that the tank car is properly chocked

  • Place "BLUE FLAG" on track along with all applicable caution signs: (STOPTANK CAR CONNECTED, STOPMEN WORKING)

  • UNLOADING ONLY: Verify that the placards clearly identify the material

  • Verify that all required safety equipment is available, functioning, and in the vicinity of the loading/unloading site

  • Inspect all valves to see that they are in proper working condition and check to see that all loading/unloading lines are connected securely

  • Ensure that the tank car is free from defects (dents, evidence of leakage, signs of derailment, etc.) and that the car is spotted at the correct loading/unloading station. (If car is damaged, contact FLL.)

  • Person Hooking-up Railcar Name

  • Person Hooking-up Railcar Signature

  • Date

  • LOADING ONLY: Inspect the car to ensure that it is fit for loading

  • UNLOADING ONLY: Verify that the placards clearly identify the material

  • UNLOADING ONLY: Ensure that there is sufficient storage capacity available

  • UNLOADING ONLY: Verify that the valves to the storage tanks are open

  • Verify that all required safety equipment is available, functioning, and in the vicinity of the loading/unloading site

  • Inspect all valves to see that they are in proper working condition and check to see that all loading/unloading lines are connected securely

  • UNLOADING ONLY: Verify that the air pressure, if applicable, is properly set and that the dome cover is sealed

  • Verify that the 24 hour monitoring/DCS system (for continuous hookup) is available and operational

  • Loader/Unloader Name

  • Loader/Unloader Signature

  • Date

Section 2 - After Loading/Unloading

After Loading/Unloading

  • Ensure all valves, plugs, and dome housings are properly closed, "tool tight", and secured.

  • Plugs Pictures

  • Verified all connections under a sealed lid (if applicable, cut the seal and place it inside the lid) for adequate amount of bolts on flanges, all plugs in place and "tool tight", and chains attached on lid, even if we did not operate any of the connections underneath the lid. (i.e. a bottom operated outlet valve for caustic that has a sealed lid on top for loading.)

  • Verify that all placards are legible, not dull in color, and are in place on all four sides of the car. Placards should remain as received for the return of the tank car, but the placards must be verified onsite prior to release. (For loading, verified placards are in place or installed new placards.)

Section 3 - Leakage or Car Damage

Leakage or Car Damage

  • Describe Car Damage

  • Explain Leakage

  • After Loader/Unloader Name

  • After Loader/Unloader Signature

  • Date

  • Verifier Name

  • Verifier Signature

  • Date

  • All forms must be turned in to the Area Leader or representative and transported to the designated DOT representative onsite to perform official release in the railcar database. Forms will be filed for future reference. If there is ANY leakage, car damage, or other service problems, file a copy of this form with the Facility Safety Manager and send an additional copy to: Distribution Operations, Tower II, Room 460 Memphis (or fax to 9017637295)

Audit Inspection - FLL ONLY

  • THIS SECTION FOR FRONT LINE LEADER (FLL) ONLY

Railcar Audit Inspection Form

  • Unloading/Loading Paperwork Properly signed

  • Comments

  • Dome Bolts Tight

  • Comments

  • Valves Closed

  • Comments

  • Plugs In Place

  • Comments

  • Placards on all 4 sides

  • Comments

  • Placards legible

  • Comments

  • Car is clean

  • Comments

  • Car markings legible

  • Comments

  • Car ready to be released

  • Comments

  • **Note: After audit is complete, chemical unloader to remove the blue flag, chokes, derailer, and verify that the catwalk to the cars, if applicable, are in the upright position.**

  • Auditor

  • Auditor Signature

  • Date

Ready to Release

  • Car Ready to be moved from the spot

  • Car Ready to be moved from the spot VERIFICATION - CLICK HERE TO TRIGGER EMAIL FOR RAILCAR RELEASE TO KEISHA BAILEY

  • Derailer Remover Name

  • Derailer Remover Signature

  • Date

  • Misc. Comments

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