Latest Dredging Practice

by O.P. Erickson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 15-28

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Description of improvements incorporated in modern hydraulic dredge; trend is to higher and higher horsepower on main pump and cutter; all lined dredge pumps, pump and shutter shafts of high alloy steel, larger diameter dredge spuds of structural or cast-alloy steel, and dredge cutters with removable wear edges; universal use of anchor handling booms; direct suction pipe-cutter drive; pontoon line ball joints that eliminate usual bolted connections.

Subject Headings: Dredging | Pumps | Steel pipes | Structural steel | Pipe joints | Hydraulics | Shafts | Alloys |

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