IADC Introduces Another Nominee for Safety Award 2018

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The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) today revealed that there are eight nominations in the running for the Safety Award 2018.

IADC said in its latest release that the next nomination is DynaCover by Damen Dredging Equipment.

Dredge pumps experience extreme forces during operation, requiring a robust piece of equipment to combat them. Failure of this connection can impact a project’s efficiency or in the worst case, crew.

The advent of the double-walled pump improved safety and reliability, marking a major step forward compared to the formerly prevalent sheet steel pump casings.

The wear-resistant casted pump casing was covered by a sheet metal outer casing which prevented the spilling of mixture while the inner pump house could be used until it disintegrated.

An alternative by Damen Dredging Equipment, the DynaCover, was fabricated and tested at full-scale.

Holes were made in the inlet pipe, so when the pump was filled up, water flooded between the inner pump casing and the DynaCover. By doing so, the inner and outer pressure of the pump casing is the same, preventing the inner casing from collapsing.

After several attempts and modification, a pressure of 20 bar was reached.

IADC said in its announcement that the winner will be announced on 15 September 2018.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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