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May 2011

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Marine Cargo Surveys (eBook)

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This title is designed for those whose professional activity is related to the carriage of goods. Whether it is for the purpose of loss prevention, the assessment of risks or for handling a claim, a better understanding of how different goods are affected by the dangers of transport and how they should be packed, conditioned and treated to endure the transport is often necessary.

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Author Christiaan Brans draws from his own experience as a surveyor in the daily practice of cargo surveying. This book offers an accessible and understandable description of the characteristics of a variety of goods, the type of damages expected and, most importantly, the way to react if and when damages occur.

Author’s Introduction ix

About the Book xi

1 The Relationship Between the Principal and the Surveyor

1.1 Surveyor Relationships

1.2 A Surveyor’s Business Ethics

2 System of Performing Surveys

2.1 Safety Issues

2.2 Entering Confined Spaces

2.3 Proceeding to and from a Vessel with a Launch

3 The Silver Nitrate Test

3.1 Testing of Wetted Jute Bags

3.2 Testing of Wetted Galvanised Steel

3.3 Laboratory Analysis of Samples

3.4 Exclusions to the Silver Nitrate Test

4 Wetting of Cargoes

4.1 Wetting by Fresh Water

4.2 Wetting by Salt Water

4.3 Wetting by Excessive Ship’s Sweat

4.4 Wetting by Excessive Cargo Sweat

5 Salvage Sales

6 Reports

7 Steel

7.1 Carbon Content

7.2 Tensile Strength

7.3 Basic Necessities for Carrying Out Steel Surveys

8 Hot Rolled Steel

8.1 Hot Rolled Steel Plate

8.1.1 Description of condition and possible damage

8.2 Cobble Plates

8.3 Hot Rolled Steel Sheets in Coils

8.3.1 Description of condition and types of damage

8.4 Hot Rolled Steel Beams

8.4.1 Description of condition and possible damage

8.5 Hot Rolled Concrete Reinforcing Bars (Re-bars)

8.5.1 Description of condition and possible damage

8.6 Hot Rolled Steel Wire Rods

8.6.1 Description of condition and possible damage

8.7 Hot Rolled Special Purpose Wire Rods

8.8 Hot Rolled Steel Spring Wire

8.9 Stainless Steel Wire Rods

8.10 Hot Rolled Steel Angle Bars

8.10.1 Description of condition and possible damage

8.11 Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled Steel Sheets

9 Cold Rolled Steel Sheets

9.1 Coils of Cold Rolled Steel Sheets

9.1.1 Description of condition and possible damage

9.2 Packages of Cold Rolled Steel Sheets

9.2.1 Description of condition and possible damage

9.3 Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel Sheets

9.3.1 Description of condition and possible damage

Hot Dipped Aluminium or Aluzinc Coated Steel Sheets

9.5 Electro-Galvanised Steel Sheets

9.5.1 Description of condition and possible damage

9.6 Cold Rolled Pre-Painted Steel Sheets

9.6.1 Description of condition and possible damage

Non-Oriented and Grain Oriented Electrical Steel Sheets,
or Silicon Steel Sheets

9.7.1 Description of condition and possible damage

9.8 Black Plate

9.8.1 Description of condition and possible damage

9.9 Tin Plate and Tin Free Steel

9.10 Stainless Steel Sheets

9.10.1 Description of condition and possible damage

10 Tubes and Pipes

10.1 Black Varnished Pipe

10.1.1 Description of condition and possible damage

10.2 Galvanised Steel Pipe

10.2.1 Description of condition and possible damage

Rectangular or Square Electric Resistance Welded Tubes

10.3.1 Description of condition and possible damage

Large Diameter Electric Resistance Welded Pipe

10.4.1 Description of condition and possible damage

10.5 Steel Casing

10.5.1 Description of condition and possible damage

11 Timber

11.1 Logs

11.1.1 Types of damage

11.2 Dark Red Meranti

11.2.1 Types of damage

11.3 Merbau 106

11.3.1 Types of damage

11.4 Ramin 107

11.4.1 Types of damage

11.5 Oak 109

11.5.1 Types of damage

11.6 Obeche, Abachi or Wawa

11.6.1 Types of damage

11.7 Pine or Spruce

11.7.1 Types of damage

11.8 Glue Laminated Timber

11.8.1 Types of damage

12 Plywood

12.1 Types of Damage

12.2 Dark Red Meranti Plywood

12.3 Pine or Spruce Plywood

12.4 Film Faced Plywood

12.5 Virola Plywood

12.6 Birch or Beech Plywood

12.7 ‘Fancy’ Plywood

12.8 Siding

12.9 Blockboard

12.10 Chipboard

12.11 Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

12.12 Fibreboard: Hardboard, MDF and Softboard

13 Cereals and Derivates

13.1  Infestation of Cereals or Derivates

13.2 Contamination of Cereals and Derivates

13.3 Mixture of Cargoes of Cereals and/or Derivates

13.4 Mixing with Solid Objects or Foreign Matter

Cereals or Derivates Damaged by Fire or Dust Explosion

13.5.1 Depreciations and Salvage Sale

14 Coffee

14.1 Types of Damage

15 Cocoa

16 Sugar

16.1 Types of Damage

17 Cotton

17.1 Description of Damage

18 Coal

18.1 Types of Damage

19 Containers

19.1 Types of Containers

19.2 ISO Container Shipments

Appendix 1 Depreciations Equivalent to Sandblasting Expenses of Steel

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Title: Marine Cargo Surveys (eBook)
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 215
Product Code: WS1225EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-454-2 (9781856094542), ISBN 10: 1-85609-454-5 (1856094545)
Published Date: May 2011
Author: Christiaan Brans

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