2014-01-21 14:00:55 - Dutch company Dredge Yard and Altair HyperWorks, a specialist in engineering, simulation and software of fluid dynamics, have teamed up on design, calculation and simulation of dredge and mining pumps and dredge installations.
HyperWorks has extensive knowledge and skills in engineering, simulation, and software packages and is capable of calculating and simulating different types of pumps and fluid installations to the finest details, while Dredge Yard has the knowledge and practical experience in dredge and mining pumps.
Dredge Yard will be using the technology of Altair HyperWorks for the design, simulation and calculation of dredge and mining pumps. Altair HyperWorks will train several engineers from Dredge Yard in its facilities in USA and India.
This will allow Dredge Yard’s engineers to make the best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear, nonlinear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications.
Dredge Yard will use the simulation technologies to improve design efficiency, wear performance, to
reduce physical testing costs and time that have always been the biggest engineers’ challenges in dredging industry.
Dredge Yard pumps are designed to meet the latest requirements of dredging and mining industry to be able to work in most harsh environment. The dredge pump and mining pumps are suitable for pumping and handling all slurry, mud, sand, gravel, rocks, and debris.
The dredge and mining pump wear parts are delivered in three different materials according to the project requirements and customer's demands. The pump case, impeller and liners can be supplied in:
•Cast white Iron GX300 and GX260 for extreme dredging and mining wear performance
•Cast Steel GS47 (also known as VA47) for heavy duty dredging and mining wear performance and in additional medium elongation to withstand impacts
•Cast Steel GS32 for heavy duty dredging and mining wear performance and in additional medium elongation to withstand impacts
•Cast steel GS30 for cost effective and very high elongation to withstand high impacts
Dredge Yard dredge pumps are used in cutter suction dredgers, trailing suction hopper dredgers, booster stations, submerged dredge pump units, mining suction and discharge lines, deep mining installation, heavy duty pumping systems, and others.