Innovative continuous type bulkcarrier´s self-discharging system. The system has no cargo hold loss. The system is fully independent from port terminal and personel, speeding up discharging operations.
A UPM´s researchers group has developed a new and innovative bulkcarrier ship self-discharging system. The system itself it´s continuous type and uses adapted bucket wheel reclaimers plus conveyor belts placed on the cargo holds of the ship. MoSSt uses a innovative mobile stool system that protects self-discharging gear from cargo during navigation. At the same time the mobile stool system allows full access to the self-discharging gear, in order to guarantee complete cleaning of the cargo hold. That ensures complete independence from port´s terminal at the time that the ship without losing cargo hold capacity compared to a conventional gearless bulkcarrier. This is possible because the self-discharging gear is located on the lower stools present on any bulkcarrier. This solution skips the cargo hold capacity loss associated to continuous type self-discharging bulkcarriers, having at the same time the independence from port terminals common to continuous type self-discharging bulkcarriers.
Mobile Stool System, MoSSt, it´s a technical solution for continuous type self-discharging bulkcarriers of new design that uses the lower stools to accommodate the self-discharging gear. The lower stools are present on the cargo holds of conventional bulkcarriers.
For this reason there is no cargo capacity loss in the ship´s cargo holds, comparing it to a conventional gearless bulkcarrier. At the same time have all the advantages on flexibility and port independence from the continuous type self-discharging bulkcarriers.
The system uses new design mobile stools that makes possible for the self-discharging gear easy access every corner of the cargo hold. This technology can be adapted to all bulkcarrier sizes, from Handysize to Cape size, without imposing ship´s hull further conditionings. The innovative system can reduce the time to discharge bulkcarriers, improving ship´s productivity.
‘‘This technical solution is adaptable to all bulkcarrier´s sizes, meaning a new generation of bulkcarriers”
View from a bulkcarrier fitted with Mobile Stool System – MoSSt
‘‘The system joint advantages from continuous type self-discharging gear and have at the same time the cargo capacity from a conventional bulkcarrier’’
View from a cargo hold fitted with Mobile Stool System - MoSSt
José de Lara Rey; e:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sergio Olmos Guío; e: email@example.com
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM