DREDGING CASE STUDY
ULTRA TECH IMPROVES DREDGING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
J.F. Brennan is a Construction, Environmental Services, and Harbor Management company that was dredging a quarry for rock and sand to be used in the fabrication of concrete. The job required tons of mixed-media, highly-abrasive material to be pumped from the bottom of the quarry and transported to a cleansing and crushing system. CUSTOMER – J.F. BRENNAN
Due to the abrasiveness of the material, pipes were wearing at an alarming rate and required replacement weekly. After extensive research, J.F. Brennan reached out to Ultra Tech for a solution.
Using data from a similar challenging application in which transition to Ultra Tech pipe resulted in an increase of wear life from 400,000 tons to 1.1 million tons, the Ultra Tech sales and engineering team developed a custom system consisting of Ultra 600 pipe and elbows.
“Ultra 600 should be standard on all dredges,” says Vic Burr, VP of Environmental.
After a three-week test period of using Ultra 600, J.F. Brennan, using an ultra sonic gauge, tested and determined that there was zero wear on the pipe. Weekly replacement was no longer necessary, and the cost savings was immediately evident. The company then made plans with Ultra Tech to transition all pipe used on their dredging systems to Ultra 600 pipe and elbows. Implementation of the 8-, 10-, and 14- inch Ultra 600 pipe solutions was simple and proved to be incredibly effective in improving operational efficiency within their project. RESULTS
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