Dredge Yard, the provider of latest dredging equipment and technologies, participated in the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas University’s Dredging Summit and Expo 2014 that took place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada, June 15-18 2014.
The participants of the event were mostly leading organizations in dredging and port industry, maritime professionals and experts on environmental issues that exchanged the knowledge in fields related to dredging, marine engineering and environment.
Dredge Yard’s representatives were Basel Yousef, the Dredge Yard CEO, and Iulia Berchiu, the Marketing Manager of the company.
“Expanding the dredging world” was the theme for the event in which Basel Yousef has covered the “Fuel Saving Solutions” topic that is one of the most debated subject among all the industries.
Dredge Yard presented two solutions for solving major problems, one of them being the inflexibility of the dredge ball joint and the other one being the blockage of the flow.
To solve the inflexibility of the ball joint that occurs due to the rustweld that follows after rusty surfaces, Dredge Yard presented a new design called bearing ball joint. This dredge component is featured with additional bearing liners allowing the ball joint to move easier and to have less friction against tilting moments.
For the blockage of the flow that is created by the ball joint when it is tilted up to its maximum bend angle, Dredge Yard presented a new design having a concave ball liner that allows the mixture to flow easier and have no blockage.
Blockage of the mixture results in local increase of flow speed that has a positive effect in pressure drop.
This new ball joint is producing less friction than conventional ball joint and is saving fuel for the entire dredge operation as the most power is consumed by discharging mixture over the dredge pipe line.
Press Release, June 20, 2014