How a Dredge Pump can Vary

September 11th, 2017 by Javeler Marine Services

A dredge pump can provide a variety of benefits. Understanding how pumps can vary will allow you to determine whether it is something you want to do on your own or hire a third-party to do on your behalf. Plenty of pumps are out there, so you want to find the one that will complete your dredging project effectively.

What are you dredging?

Not all dredging is going to involve the same materials. As such, you need to choose a dredge pump that is capable of dealing with the material you are working with. It could be mud, sludge, or some other material. Once you identify the material, it will be easier to choose a pump that is powerful enough.

How is it powered?

Hydraulic powered dredge pumps are the most common. However, there are also electrical ones, which will generally be used when there is a barge in place. Even within the pumps that have the same type of power, there are different voltage levels. High powered pumps are capable of dealing with larger amounts of material in a timelier fashion.

Comparing the Options

What you don’t want to deal with is a pump that is incapable of handling the dredging that you have in front of you. It can cause your operations to come to a standstill and cost you a lot of money if your pump breaks in the middle of your project.

This is often why many companies choose to hire a professional company. Professional dredging companies have a wide array of dredge pumps available to them. They will know how to design and fabricate the best dredging system for the job based on the material, the depth of the water, and whether pressure equalization is necessary.

Many hydraulic submersible dredge pumps are out there. You will need to compare some of the options to ensure that the correct one is being used. It’s what will get the job done properly so you can continue with your operations.

With so many pumps, you could choose any number of them. Without knowing what you’re doing, however, you could spend money renting or purchasing pumps that are ill-equipped for dealing with the environment you are exposing it to.

Whether you are going into deep waters, shallow waters, or dealing with large projects, the right pump is going to help you considerably. By working with a professional company, you can rely on their expertise to assist you every step of the way. It will make it easier for you to focus on the other aspects of your operations and let the dredging be done by a third party.

Before you book with a company, take the time to find out what they have to offer. Learn about the pumps, how many will be used, and what they are capable of doing. It will allow you to find out more about the process. Plus, when multiple pumps are used, it completes the job faster.