E3-Cargo System

The E3 system uses a minimum of components to transport cement to and from the cargo holds. This makes the system energy-saving, efficient and economical. The installation of an outloading boom also makes mechanical unloading possible. An E3 system for a self-discharging cement carrier uses air slides and pneumatic conveying to load and unload dry material. Material is loaded for transport by an pneumatic or mechanical loader. The central loading point with air slides, fitted with valves and drop-off pipes, distributes the dry material over the holds. Each hold of the ship is fitted with a sloped aeration bottom to collect dry material in a pressure tank in the centre of the hold. After filling, the material can be pneumatically conveyed to shore. During mechanical unloading, material is conveyed towards the central loading point (cyclone) normally used for pneumatic loading. Instead of going to holds, the dry material is directed to a vertical screw conveyor. The material is moved up and drops into an air slide, which feeds the length-adjusting bellow. Key benefits Efficient Environmentally friendly Economical Highly reliable pneumatic system Low energy consumption