Dredge Yard, a company dedicated to the market of dredge equipment and dredging technology, has announced the launch of the dredge turning gland.
Dredge turning gland is a TSHD component that is attached to the lower suction pipe allowing a radial rotation in both directions. Due to this feature the dredge turning gland enables the dredge drag head to follow the sea bottom without losing vacuum.
The Dredge Turning Gland is the latest dredge component accurately and professionally developed by Dredge Yard team of engineers. All dredge turning glands products are designed according to the customer’s requirements and applications using the latest 3D CAD technologies and Finite Element Analysis.
Dredge Yard attaches high importance to the quality control, the production process, the materials of the parts, and the equipment used for the manufacturing of all the dredge components. Therefore all the dredge turning glands are manufactured at high quality manufacturing facilities and undergo strict tests under ISO and ASTM standards.
Dredge Yard quality control inspectors scrutinize all the dredge turning glands during and after their production stages carrying out various tests such as the chemical composition and mechanical properties test, measurement test of all dimensions after casting and machining, ultra sonic testing, magnetic particle, surface roughness test and dye penetrant inspection for critical parts, measurement test of all dimensions after machining, hardness test, assembly and interchange ability test, visual inspection for all parts during and after assembly.
The materials used for the production of the dredge turning glands are cast iron for sliding pieces and carbon steel for pipes and flanges.
The dredge turning gland has several interconnected benefits making it a reliable product like a compact seal design making the assembly less heavy, adjustable turning range by using dismountable stoppers, and a heavy duty wall and flange thickness.
Dredging Today Staff, April 4, 2012; Image: dredgeyard