How many ships leave with reduced cargo due to the hazard of moisture content?

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Iron Ore Case Study 1

Monrovia, Liberia:

MRS Ltd provided a solution to achieve the TML level in iron ore, prior to loading of cargo in a matter of hours and create a safer transportable load.

MRS were contacted to solve the problem being faced with moisture content of iron ore stockpiles being too high and were in excess of the Transportable Moisture Limit stipulated by SOLAS. This was causing bulk freighters to either depart without a cargo load, or a significantly reduced cargo load. The cost of waiting and drying the ore prior to loading was problematic. MRS conducted a site visit and carried out an on-site test to determine the solution that was to be offered and provided.

Challenge

  • Provide a fast track project and installation
  • Reduce moisture content in dockside iron ore stockpiles
  • Achieve TML level on a regular basis throughout the year
  • Reduce susceptibility to FMP
  • Dry stockpiles in a matter of hours.

Solution

MRS provided the solution that reduced the moisture levels of the iron ore to well within the TML. Through the design criteria of the system, the customer’s employees are able to operate the system whenever it is required.

The solution provided a drier product in a significantly shorter amount of time, which in turn enabled production and operations to continue throughout the wet season, with little, or no effect to the moisture content of the cargos. MRS eliminated the problem of ships leaving with reduced cargos and a safer transportable product that is ready in a shorter amount of time and reduced the susceptibility to Flow Moisture Potential.