Loss Control Services, Port of Victoria

The owners of a crude oil distribution facility at the Port of Victoria were experiencing tremendous losses due to “free water” detection in their barge shipments of crude to their sales partners. The ACA Loss Control group was assigned to investigate the issue and, determined that the intrinsic paraffinic nature of the crude was affecting the ability of the third party inspectors to distinguish between water and the paraffin. A detailed, written Inspection procedure was put in place for the client and an oversight program was launched, which resulted in the savings of approximately $1,500,000 per month for the next 3 years.