The analysis of a number of design system projects for the hydraulic transport of bauxite, coke, iron ore and wood chips through river or sea terminals has led to the establishment of criteria for choosing this means of transport. Typical criteria applying to the terminals are: 1. The possibility of handling simultaneously, vessels carrying different types of cargo. 2. The possibility of handling different types of cargo through the same pipe systems and mixing and de-fluidising tanks. 3. Absence of interference with other port activities. One of the design studies concerns the alternate use of piping systems for the export of oil products and the import of bauxite over a trestle connected to an off-shore jetty. Hydrotransport is considered as an alternate means of discharging bulk cargo from vessels at a harbor berth and transmitting it to an inland aluminum plant. In a coke and iron ore handling study, hydrotransport was proposed as an alternate method of supplying an upriver steelworks from a seaport. Hydrotransport of wood chips instead of moving the material in the form of logs from tropical inland forests to ocean-going ships lying at a river berth. The introduction of hydrotransport to the traditional world of shipping may prove to be as difficult as that of pneumatic transport ashore half a century ago, although neither the civil nor the mechanical engineers involved foresee fundamental problems in applying the principle to existing or new berths.

  • 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.
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    Colorado School of Mines

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    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Authors:
    • Broersma, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00056458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper C2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM