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March 2018

The Spring issue of Dry Bulk includes a Commodity Review on Grains as well as technical features on Conveyor Components, Dust Control, Vibrating, Screening and Sizing, Shiploading, Cranes & Grabs, Bulker Maintenance & Coatings, Inspection, Testing & Analysis.

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Commodity Review: Crop Today, Grain Tomorrow
Amy Reynolds, International Grains Council, UK, provides an overview of the highs in global supply and demand for different grains over the past five years and questions how long this will continue.

Smart solutions for operational efficiency
Henrik Dyrholm, Hempel A/S, Denmark, highlights the importance of antifouling coatings for dry bulk vessels in order to maximise their efficiency.

Squeaky Clean
Mark Oliver Wittburg, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Germany, provides an overview of the difficulties of hold cleaning on bulk carriers, outlining a range of cleaning solutions that are designed to overcome these challenges, whilst meeting regulations.

New Levels of Efficiency
Tony Ingham, Sensor Technology Ltd, UK, illustrates how newly developed technology that monitors the handling of dry bulk cargo can improve performance and optimise maintenance planning.

The Art of Vessel Inspection
Chris Richmond, Amspec CR Cox, Australia, details the importance of advisory surveys in assisting ship owners and operators prepare their dry bulk vessels for lifting clean cargoes in Australia.

Reaching New Heights
The expansion of operations of a Brazilian cement plant called for a new conveying system to transport limestone from its quarry to the plant. Christian Ullmann, Sempertrans, Germany, details the company’s solution.

In Good Hands
Bernd Küsel, CBG, Germany, describes a system for conveyor belts that can substantially increase safety and operating efficiency.

Dust Control Review
A review of dust control in the dry bulk industry featuring contributions from Martin Engineering, Benetech, Inc and BossTek.

Screener Selection
Jack Steinbuch, Cleveland Vibrator Company, USA, explains how choosing the right vibratory screener enables precise material separation and sizing control in dry bulk applications.

Good Vibrations
Darren Ralphs, Russell Finex, UK, details the use of different types of modern, compact and versatile vibratory equipment for the separation and check-screening of bulk material.

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