THE NEWLY-DEVELOPED MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OF IRON ORE CONCENTRATE IN SLURRY FORM

Consequent upon the studies which lasted for three years, the authors succeeded in developing a marine transporting system for iron ore concentrate in slurry form. This new marine transportation system utilizes the slurry method for loading the ore concentrate and the grab method for unloading; it is an effective combination of the conventional various methods. The biggest problem of this new system is the hard consolidation of the slurried ore concentrate in transit, which causes very inefficient unloading. Therefore, studies were made of the development of the unloader grab bucket useful for highly efficient unloading of the ore concentrate and also of the method of reducing consolidation. Moreover, the treatment of turbid water in the case of loading by means of the slurry method was also studied. The studies were very successful, and the unloading method stands equal in efficiency to the conventional method of unloading the dry ore concentrate. This method can be used not only for the ore concentrate but also for other transportable ores. This new transportation is a big stride forward in the marine transportation of slurried iron ore.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at HYDROTRANSPORT 3--Third International Conference on the Hydraulic Transport of Solids in Pipes, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., May 15-17, 1974. Sponsored by BHRA Fluid Engineering. Complete set of Conference papers available for $45.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  USA  80401
  • Authors:
    • FUKUDA, S
    • MATSUNO, Y
    • Assi, K
    • Mori, I
    • HARADA, H
    • YAMADA, T
    • Imanishi, N
    • Kobayashi, H
    • Watanabe, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper C1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM