Beer Can test

This test approximately determines the possibility of flow of cargo.A cylinder can of a litre or half a litre capacity is half filled with sample of cargo.The can is held in one hand about 20 cm above a hard surface.Mooring bitts and bollards are convenient for such a surface.Cover the open end with ur hands and strike the can around 25 times at one or two second interval and examine the material.If moisture appears or a fluid condition exists, additional lab tests are to be conducted prior loading to ensure that the moisture content is within the prescribed limits.
          This test alone doesn't indicate that the cargo is safe to be transported.This is just a method that we could practically adopt on board to check if a fluid state exists only to be followed by tests by appropriate authority.

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