Frequently Asked Questions
Dredging articles, FAQ’s and more information to get you started.
Dredging Permits FAQs
Major effort and planning is required to get the permits for your dredging project. Any errors on the permit documents can require time for corrections that will delay your project.
DREDGING AND PUMPING ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
History of Dredging
Water has always been a key way to transport people, goods, and everything else. Yet it’s not always smooth sailing.
Sediment and Suspended Sediments
Storms significantly influence rivers by increasing the water flow and its speed, as well as the amount of sediment. Just one storm can bring half of the sediment moved in a year.
4 Key Steps in Dredging Projects
The decision shouldn’t be made only considering the price. It’s essential to look for the best value per money and to sign the contract based on the contractor’s experience, safety assurance, fleet, and technical capabilities.
3 Types of Dredging Projects
Periodical dredging is performed on a regular basis to maintain a site that would otherwise get damaged by the sedimentation of sand or silt. Developmental dredging creates a new development that was not there before and finally emergency dredging.
Our Major Services
Active in our community… we are a manufacturer, distributor, and offer project consulting on pumping and dredging projects. We have 25 years of operating experience in this space and our expert staff has years of experience helping customers to make sure their projects are a success.
SOLIDS AND SLURRY PUMP CONSULTING, RENTALS & SALES
Pressure, friction and flow are three important characteristics of a pump system. Pressure is the driving force responsible for the movement of the fluid. Friction is the force that slows down fluid particles. Flow rate is the amount of volume that is displaced per unit time.
Mining Pump Applications
Manufactured specially to handle suspended solids, be corrosion resistant, impact resistant, and overheating resistant our pumps are ready handle heavy daily use and abuse in tough environments.
DREDGE CONSULTING, RENTALS & SALES
Depending upon your needs there are dewatering tanks, Frac-Tanks, or dewatering tanks lined with Geotextile material to separate solids from liquids.
Cable & Pipeline Surveys
Coastal hydrographic and geophysical survey of all types high-definition sonar inspection surveys of in-water structures and subsea assets.
Characteristics of a Pump System
Pressure, friction, and flow are three important characteristics of a pump system. The pressure is the driving force responsible for the movement of the fluid.
The Six Different Kinds of Sludge
There are are several types of sludge that have specific characteristics that will influence the choice in the dewatering equipment to be used.
Diver Operated Dredge Video
Watch as a diver operates this dredging system to pick up and remove sandy sediment.
Real Time Dredge Positioning System Video
Any excavator operator can easily learn how to dredge using this easy to follow software to guide their movements. This will save you time, money, and training.
Closing & Dewatering a Fly Ash Pond
Fly ash material has historically been stored in ponds and is known to be unstable and sensitive to vibration when saturated.
Creating a Closed Loop System for Fly Ash Dredging and Dewatering
The process involves hydraulic dredging of residuals from the Recycle Basin Pond, long distance pumping of residuals, mechanical dewatering of the residuals.
Concrete Lined Canal Dredging Video
Irrigation canals, agricultural water delivery systems require periodic maintenance, involving mechanical removal of sediments and algal growth from canal basins. Our liner safe wheel is excellent for this application. See it in action here.
Barge Unloading Slurry Pump Video
Non-self-unloading barges need to be unloaded either mechanically or hydraulically. Mechanical unloading can be done with a dredge pump, grab, backhoe, excavating wheel, or bucket elevator.