Flow state

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Flow State is a term used in two of the three Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) test methods stated in Appendix 2 of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code). The Flow Table Test and Penetration Test use the term flow state to refer to a condition where a Group A or liquefiable solid bulk cargo is beyond its Flow Moisture Point (FMP)[1].

See Also: Identification of a Flow State, Flow Moisture Point

Flow Table Test (FTT)[edit]

During the Flow Table Test procedure described in Appendix 2 of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code), a sample is considered to be passed, or in, its flow state if it shows signs of plastic deformation[1].

See: Flow Table Test, Plastic Deformation

Penetration Test (PT)[edit]

During the Penetration Test procedure described in Appendix 2 of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code), a sample is considered to be passed, or in, its flow state if the penetration by the relevant penetration bit greater than 50mm[1].

See: Penetration Test

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 International Maritime Organisation, International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code, 2013 Edition, London: International Maritime Organization.

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