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The mandatory implementation of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) from 1 January 2011[1] along with the recent incidents involving bulk carriers have encouraged research institutions and industry partners to perform extensive studies into the test methods used to determine the Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) of 'Group A' or liquefiable cargoes. These studies have forced the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make amendments the IMSBC Code and test methods used to determine the TML of 'Group A' cargoes.

The interpretation of the IMSBC Code by competent authorities and laboratories differs significantly. This wiki has been created as a base of discussion for this interpretation.

How this Wiki Works?

The TML Testing Wiki is an online open-content collaborative website; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of human knowledge regarding the Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) as outlined in Appendix 2 of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code). The structure of the wiki allows anyone with an internet connection to alter its content. People can edit, create, discuss or browse all the content on this wiki.

Where to Start?

On this wiki you can edit, create, discuss or browse all the content within.

Browse

Along with the navigation sidebar on the left, this wiki relies heavily on internal links to navigate from page to page. You can begin to browse the wiki by starting at a page and clicking on links within that page to continue to learn about relevant information relating to the topic.

Below are some popular pages that you can start browsing:

Page
Bulk Cargo
Bulk Carrier
Flow Table Test‏‎ (FTT)
International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code‏‎ (IMSBC Code‏‎)
Liquefaction
Modified Proctor/Fagerberg Test‏‎ (MPFT)
Penetration Test‏‎ (PT)
Proctor/Fagerberg Test‏‎ (PFT)
Transportable Moisture Limit‏‎ (TML)

Edit

The TML Testing wiki relies upon users to edit content that may be misleading or incorrect and also to add to content that already exists. To edit any content navigate to the page you wish to make modifications to and at the top right of the page click on the 'edit' link. You can edit any content that is not locked by an administrator. If you need help editing pages you can click here to view common formatting code.

Create

The TML Testing wiki relies upon users to also create new content. You can create content one of three ways:

  1. you can type the title of the page you wish to create in the search box in the top right, if the page does not exist you will be given an option to create that page,
  2. on an existing page if you see a link with red text you can click on that link to create that page, red links refer to pages that have not been created yet, and
  3. by clicking on the Wanted Pages link on the navigation sidebar on the left you will be presented with a list of pages that are waiting to be created. Click on any link to create a new page with that links title.

If you need help creating pages you can click here to view common formatting code.

Discuss

Any page on this wiki can be discussed. To discuss content on a page simply click on the 'Discussion' tab which is located on the top navigation bar on the left or use the separate 'Disqus' comments at the bottom of every page.

Important Pages

Page Description
Abbreviations List of common abbreviations used on this wiki.
All Pages List of all pages on this wiki.
Documents List of documents available on this wiki.
Help Common formatting used to create a new page on this wiki.
Nomenclature List of common nomenclature used on this wiki.
Terms List of common terms used on this wiki.
Wanted Pages List of pages needed to be created.

Important Lists

Page Description
List of Accredited Laboratories List of laboratories accredited in performing Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) test procedures.
List of Incidents List of incidents involving bulk carriers carrying cargoes which may have possibly undergone liquefaction.
List of Relevant Authorities Contact names and addresses of the offices of designated national competent authorities responsible for the safe carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes.
List of Solid Bulk Cargoes List of solid bulk cargoes along with their group classifications.

References

  1. International Maritime Organisation, Resolution MSC.268(85) (MSC 85/26/Add.2) - Adoption of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code), 2008, London. (Download PDF)


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