CONCEPTS IN DREDGE AUTOMATION

The solution to the problem of overdredging and underdredging is a radio gauge level control, called the levelstat system. The system monitors the tides, transmits the results to a dredge, and automatically adjusts the dredging depth. The Autoswing control handles all control functions once the dredge has commenced its swing. The Auto-Cut control automatically drops the dredge ladder the required distance at the end of each swing. All the above devices can be integrated into one computerized unit, run by a program. The computer allows for an alarm system which checks the operation of the dredge.

  • Corporate Authors:

    World Trade Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 20810
    Long Beach, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Jessup, G R
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00041831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM