In the Mariupol International Trade Port, two prototypes of mobile coatings for stacks of heavy-plate products have been successfully tested.
They were developed by the design bureau of the Azovstal plant with the participation of technologists and the design department of the port.
The idea of creating coatings has been around for several years now, and it arose because more and more attention is paid to product quality in European markets. Accordingly, Azovstal had a request to protect thick-plate products from atmospheric influences - rain, snow, condensation, fog.
The Mariupol port cannot provide covered warehouses for this type of cargo. Of several other options, the specialists settled on mobile shelters, which are a spatial frame made of shaped pipes and corners, sheathed with galvanized corrugated board.
Each such shelter is designed for a stack up to 2.5 meters high with a capacity of 550-600 tons. The shelter is made in such a way that it is possible to store them on high levels to save storage space.
Chief Technologist of the port Yuri Chapni noted:
“As a result of the development, we came to a light openwork structure, which is lifted with four slings and fixed on a magnetic suspension. The design of the slings was thought out so that the process was as simple and fast as possible. Prototypes have already been tested and now it remains to work out the issue of our further cooperation with Azovstal.