Policy University Management Bulk Fuel Procedure 30 - Orpheus Island

Bulk Fuel Procedure 30 - Orpheus Island

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Vehicle Section Internal Procedure 30


To ensure the required volume of fuel is maintained and available for the daily operations of the Orpheus Island Research Station.


This procedure applies to all University staff refuelling from the bulk fuel facility at Orpheus Island Research Station.


PIB - Palm Island Barge

OIRS- Orpheus Island Research Station


1.  Quantity

  • Safe Fill Level of ULP tank is 12,800 litres Maximum; and
  • Safe Fill Level of the Diesel tank is 11,000 litres Maximum per tank.

2.  Management of Fuel

  • The Orpheus Island bulk fuel facility is primarily used for OIRS operation and boat refuelling;
  • A fuel dip is conducted every Monday to record the usage and fuel levels over the previous 7 days. The readings are then recorded on the OIRS maintenance schedule;
  • PIB has 5 charters booked for OIRS  per year to deliver fuel, 3 weeks before a PIB delivery, the research Station Officer contacts Gofton Enterprises to order any fuel if required;
  • One week prior to the delivery date the Research Station Officer will contact Gofton Enterprises to re-confirm that a fuel resupply is required on the next PIB delivery;
  • OIRS have 5 pods of 1,800 litres Unleaded and 10 pods of 2,250 litres of diesel located at the PIB yard;
  • On arrival of the PIB the OIRS staff pump the fuel pods into OIRS storage tanks;
  • After delivery an invoice is issued and payment is completed.

Related documents and legislation

James Cook University Critical Incident Policy


NOTE:  Printed copies of this procedure are uncontrolled, and currency can only be assured at the time of printing.

Approval Details

Policy DomainUniversity Management
Policy Sub-domainEstate and Facility Management
Policy CustodianDeputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources
Approval AuthorityVice Chancellor
Date for next Major Review20/12/2021

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