What are methods of reducing Adverse Heeling Effect of Grain Shift ?

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)

Shifting Board
  • Longitudinal divisions (called shifting board), which must be grain tight may be fitted in both “filled” and “partly filled compartments”.
  • In “filled compartments, they must extend downwards from the underside of the deck or hatchcovers, to a distance below the deckline of at least one-eighth the breadth of the compartment, or at least 0.6m below the surface of the grain after it has been assumed to shift through an angle of 15o
  • In a “partly filled compartment’, the division, should extend both above and below the level of grain, to a distance of one-eighth the breadth of the compartment.
Over stowing
  • For a partly filled compartments –topped off by loading bagged grain or other suitable cargo
  • Surface to level off over and spread with separation cloth (gunny sack) or wooden boards
  • Overstowed with sound well filled bags to a height of 1/16th the maximum breadth of the free grain surface, or to a height of 1.2 m whichever is greater

Strapping or lashing


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