The guide draws from the collective experience of producers of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) and HBI who have manufactured, used, and exported these products and their byproducts for more than 35 years plus the experiments carried out by recognised laboratories and recommendations made by shipping insurance organizations during the period.
Much of this experience is embodied in the schedules for the various direct reduction products in the new International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as in US Coast Guard shipping documents.
The IMSBC Code includes schedules for Direct Reduced Iron (A) – Briquettes, hotmoulded, or HBI, Direct Reduced Iron (B) – Lumps, pellets, and cold-moulded briquettes, and Direct Reduced Iron (C) – By products, including fines.
We hope that you find this guide for the safe handling, shipping, and storage of HBI, or DRI (A), to be both informative and helpful.
The guide is divided into the following sections:
2.0 Characteristics of DR Products
3.0 HBI Loading Procedures
4.0 HBI Ocean Carriage
5.0 HBI Inland Transport, Handling, and Storage
6.0 Emergency Contingencies
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