Marine Consultants To Conduct Study For MarAd On Bulk Carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, recently awarded a contract to Marine Consultants & Designers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, for a conceptual applications study concerning loading, discharge and cargo topping off of bulk carriers.

The study will evaluate the Low Pressure System of Cargo Conveying which purportedly utilizes a new air entrainment technology for the pipeline transport of bulk materials and which is capable of being employed in marine shipboard and shoreside cargo handling applications.

The study will address single and multiple systems for pneumatic conveying of bulk products including; coal, phosphate rock, cement, cement clinker, limestone, iron ore, gypsum, alumina and other bulk products. If found to be cost effective, the development of the system would benefit shipping companies through less expensive conversions to self-unloaders and would assist mining, steel and energy companies in their efforts toward more economic production through less costly transportation and cargo-handling installations.

Marine Consultants & Designers, Inc. is a business concern engaged in the professional activities of naval architecture, marine and mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Nov 1983

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