Dredge Yard 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.
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Dredge Yard’s representatives were Basel Yousef, the 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.
“We highlight the problems and solutions about a major component that has been used for the dredgers for the past 30 years without making any change for improving its effiency and safety in operations.”, said Iulia Berchiu.
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.