Predicting iron ore fines shipment moisture

Jim Everett, D. Linden, P. Maney

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In response to the implementation of a new schedule for iron ore fines in the International Maritime Organization's International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code, improved measures for the management of moisture have been developed. In particular, prediction of cargo moisture allows management of iron ore fines within the supply chain to facilitate the safe shipping of iron ore fines. An Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average model, augmented to allow for shipment tonnage, has been developed to predict the moisture level from previous shipments of the same product. The model explains about 60% of the moisture variance. It was found that inclusion of other available information, such as ore composition, train/rake assays and recent rainfall at port and mine did not add to the predictive power of the model. © 2013 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and The AusIMM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-121
JournalTransactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Applied Earth Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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