Accession Number : ADP004758

Title :   Performance Tests of PNEUMA Dredge Pump,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Richardson,T. W.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Results of pumping performance and turbidity generation tests of the air-operated PNEUMA dredge pump, model 600/100, are summarized. Tests were conducted at four locations in sand and fine-grained sediments and in different water depths. The following are described: (a) test locations and characteristics, (b) data acquisition methods, (c) pumping performance results, (d) variations in performance with sediment type and water depth, (e) noteworthy characteristics of PNEUMA pump operation, and (f) results of turbidity monitoring. Conclusions are given regarding pumping capabilities and recommendations made for potential improvements.

Descriptors :   *PUMPS, DREDGED MATERIALS, PUMPING, TURBIDITY, SAND, SEDIMENTS, FINE GRAINED MATERIALS, PUMPS, COMPRESSED AIR, AIR FLOW, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE