Research Institute of Marine Engineering

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The Research Institute of Marine Engineering (RIME) was established in November, 1972 for the safety of life at sea and the prevention of marine pollution through various testing, safety research and development of ship equipment. It was approved by the Ministry of Transport (now; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) and sponsored by the Japan Foundation[1].

The Penetration test was developed in Japan by Tamaki Ura and Masato Tanaka at the Research Institute of Marine Engineering for determining the Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) of coal [2]. Research began on the Penetration test in 1989 [3] and it was adopted by the International Maritime Organization, in 1994, for determining the TML of ore concentrates and coal [4][5].

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  1. http://www.rime.jp/Eng/english.htm
  2. Tanaka, M. and T. Ura, Development of The Penetration Method for Mineral Concentrates. International Maritime Organization, Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, BC 30/5/12, 1989
  3. Tanaka, M. and T. Ura, Development of The Penetration Method for Mineral Concentrates. International Maritime Organization, Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, BC 30/5/12, 1989
  4. IMO: Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code), IMO, 1994 edition
  5. http://underwater.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/bulk/bulk-chp3-e.html

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