- Governed by the IMO recommendations which deal in depth about stability and other requirements such as :
- compartment must be absolutely clean and free from any odour.
- bilges should be free and clean, particular attention being given to the strum boxes, to lime or cement wash to the bilges.
- Burlap should be laid and nailed down over limber boards so as to prevent grain from entering the bilges or bilge wells.
- The tanktop ceiling should be clean, dry, free from any stains and with seams properly caulked and ensure no infestation.
- Entire compartment-bilges,limber boards, spar ceiling,battens, pipe guards, fittings should be free of infestation of any kind.
- Ventilation system should be checked and allowed continuous flow of air over the surface of grain to remove warm air currents arising from the bulk.
You may also know :
In order to reduce or eliminate the adverse heeling effect of grain shift, the following methods may he used:
- a) Shifting Board (F+P)
- b) Over stowing (F+P)
- c) Strapping and Lashing (F+P)
- d) Bundling (F)
- e) Saucering (F)
- f) Feeders (F)
here – (F-filled,P-partly filled)