The 51,046 dwt Marconaflo Merchant can lift slurry cargo utilizing four of her five centerline holds, in addition to carrying crude oil or dry ore cargoes up to her maximum deadweight tonnage capacity. In loading, a slurry of ore granules and water with a density of about 75 percent solids is pumped from shore into the special, double-bottom holds. These solids settle out and build up as a cake on the bottom, and the water that brought them in is decanted off. Upon arrival at destination, the ore can be removed from the holds with ordinary grabs, or it can be reslurrified and pumped off into a holding pond. Reliquifying the cargo is done by means of high pressure jets. Details are given for slurry handling procedures and equipment.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    30 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41-43
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1974 12:00AM