Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement Surveys - Metric Edition
This publication is a step by step guide to marine bulk cargo measurement (MBCM) surveys, including receipt of instructions, equipment, draught and displacement calculations, sounding and completion of MBCM survey documentations.
This guide is an outline of the marine bulk cargo measurement (MBCM) surveys process from beginning to end. It begins with a description of the survey, key definitions and terms, before looking at:
- General error notes
- receipt of application
- determining onboard quantities
- draught and displacement calculations
- taking soundings
- calculating cargo quantities
- completion of survey documentation.
This book is addressed to both marine surveyors and ships’ officers and is a source of ‘theory into practice’ applications for naval architects.
The basics of naval architecture are outlined so that you can follow and understand the steps taken during a marine bulk cargo measurement (MBCM) survey. This might also be known as a ‘draught survey’.
MBCM surveys are usually carried out on bulk carriers, a type of ship that has undergone substantial changes and improvements since the 1990s.
However, while the size of the ships has steadily increased and their designs have changed, the original principles and concepts of naval architecture remain unchanged.
About the Author
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Definitions and Form Terms
Chapter 3: MBCM Surveys - General Error Notes
Chapter 4: Receipt of an Application for an MBCM Survey
Chapter 5: Determining Onboard Quantities
Chapter 6: Recording of Draughts, Taking Soundings, Dock Water Density
Chapter 7: Displacement 1st Trim Correction/Layer Correction
Chapter 8: Displacement 2nd Trim Correction
Chapter 9: Displacement List/Heel Correction
Chapter 10: Displacement Density Correction
Chapter 11: Cargo Quantity Calculation
Chapter 12: Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement - Survey Report
Appendix 1: Physical Terms
Appendix 2: Linear Interpolation
Appendix 3: Metric Units
Harry Alexander Karanassos
Harry Alexander Karanassos is an expert in marine engineering and has experience as a Chief Marine Superintendent and as a Marine Surveyor. He is currently a member of FEANI, the federation of professional engineers and of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, where he serves as a member of the Council.
WPGL titles are developed using scripts developed by technical experts that are peer reviewed within work groups. Typically, they seek to improve understanding of the regulations, recommendations and guidelines issued by Industry.
WPGL staff have significant expertise in the fields of navigation and hazardous cargoes as well as in the presentation of complex subjects in a graphic and easy to understand manner.
- Number of Pages:
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 235 mm
- Book Width:
- 155 mm
- 0.2 kg
Harry Alexander Karanassos and Witherbys
- Published Date:
- November 2013