Automated Walking Cycle for Swinging Ladder Dredge

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by John B. Crabtree, Jr., Kenner Marine & Machinery Inc, Laplace, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: The unique application of a Swinging Ladder Dredge to perform maintenance dredging in the cooling canal system of the Turkey Point Power Plant demanded the design of a semi-automated dredge to meet the customer's requirements. The productivity of the dredge was largely based on the rate of advance of the dredge and not on the volume of material dredged.

Subject Headings: Dredging | Dredged materials | Automation | Power plants | Canals | Maintenance | Developing countries | Temperature effects | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Asia | Turkey

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