Outage Tape-and-Bob Procedure

Definition - What does Outage Tape-and-Bob Procedure mean?

Outage Tape-and-Bob Procedure is a procedure for measuring the quantity or volume of petroleum liquids removed from large capacity fixed storage tanks. This procedure uses an outage gauge tape and an outage plum bob to measure the quantity of the liquid. This instrument is part of gauging tapes that are used in storage tank facilities.

Petropedia explains Outage Tape-and-Bob Procedure

An outage gauging tape measures the amount of liquid that has been removed from a storage tank. This tape comes with an outage plumb bob. Like the innage plum bob which is pointed from one end, the outage plum bob is simply cylindrical in shape without a pointed tip. Outage gauging tapes are usually cut at the 3 inch mark and the outage plum bob must come in contact with the surface of the liquid in order to measure the quantity of that liquid that is removed.

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