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About this course

The crude oil washing course introduces the principles, equipment and design, generalised crude oil washing procedures, associated procedures, safety, checklists, regulatory enforcement procedures, maintenance of plant and equipment. 

The course is approved by the MCA (non-STCW) and Liberian authorities as being in accordance with IMO Assembly Resolution A.446 (XI) and is designed to comply with the training provisions contained in Appendix II of the Revised Specifications for the Design, Operation and Control of Crude Oil Washing Systems, IMO Assembly Resolution A.446 (XI). 

What you'll learn

  • Crude oil washing development
  • Effect of ROB/LOT
  • Characteristics of crude oil
  • Crude oil washing operations and equipment manual
  • Types of crude oil washing systems
  • Static electricity
  • Crude oil washing procedures
  • Heavy weather ballast.

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Course Information

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  • Duration


  • Price


  • Approvals

    MCA and Liberian authorities

  • Career progression


  • Prerequisites


Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

Contact us

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday