Whilst the continuous growth in the production and utilization of biofuels brings with it great environmental benefits, there are a number of risks inherent with the shipment and handling of biomass products.
These risks have resulted in injuries to personnel, resulting in illness or loss of life, or severe material damage due to self-heating, spontaneous ignition and dust explosions.
IMS superintendents are familiar with the key risks inherent with wood pellet biofuels:
Self-Heating and spontaneous combustion
Biological health risks through interaction and inhalation
International Marine Survey Ltd has developed a range of commercial services to assist you in safely managing your biomass shipments.
Gas Free Inspection / Flammable Vapour Analysis
Load Compartment Inspections
Vehicle Control & Cargo Tally Verification
Draft Survey Weight Determination
Load / Discharge Superintendency with Real-time Field Reports