AMSA exemption relating to an alternative test for assessment of localised corrosion of IRON ORE and IRON ORE FINES
On 9th June 2016, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued an Exemption allowing for shippers of IRON ORE and IRON ORE FINES to use an alternative method for evaluation of the localised corrosive properties of these cargoes for Material Hazardous in Bulk (MHB) classification.
Who does the exemption apply to?
Producers and Shippers of IRON ORE and IRON ORE FINES as described in Appendix 1 schedules of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code inclusive of the amendments adopted by Resolution MSC 393(95).
What does the exemption mean?
The exemption means that shippers of IRON ORE and IRON ORE FINES may use the standard DIN 50 929 Part 3 as an alternative method to evaluate localised corrosion of these cargoes. The rate of uniform corrosion shall still be evaluated using the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III, section 37 and as prescribed in Section 220.127.116.11.3 in the IMSBC Code.
This exemption is specifically for IRON ORE and IRON ORE FINES only and is based on the result of evidence presented for these cargoes. As stated in the exemption a copy of the exemption is to be provided to the master where the exemption is used.
Want more information?
For further information on assessment of localised corrosion according to DIN 50 929 Part 3 or for any other maritime transport compliance query please contact Davoren Environmental firstname.lastname@example.org
 Corrosion of metals; probability of corrosion of metallic materials when subject to corrosion from the outside; buried and underwater pipelines and structural components. September 1985.