Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Identifying Cappuccino Bunkers [Pictures]

by Kaivan H. Chinoy, Petro Inspect / The Bunker Detectives
Tuesday August 19, 2014

Following on from our Cappuccino Bunkers, an Illustrated Guide to Loss Prevention guide, here are some further images to help with the identification of Cappuccino Bunkers.

What Are Cappuccino Bunkers?

Cappuccino effect essentially may be described as frothing/bubbling effect caused by compressed air blown through the delivery hose. The aerated bunkers when sounded will give the impression that the fuel is delivered as ordered. In fact after sometime when the entrapped air in suspension settles out of the fuel oil the oil level drops and a short fall is discovered. In large bunker deliveries this could be considerable with huge financial implications.