In the past, steam engines have been almost exclusively used for dredging operations because of their ability to automatically adapt to the load picked up from the bottom. Certain designs of hydrodynamic torque converters have approached the characteristics of steam engines in their adaptability to the load, and this has permitted the use of diesel engines in dredging operations. As a result, greater speed regulation is possible, an important consideration when using bucket dredges. Several advantages of this system over other existing systems are explained through the use of diagrams and performance curves, and a description of a hydraulic device that controls the bucket ladder height and chain tension is also included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is excerpted from a paper by the author presented at WODCON I, held in New York 1967.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Trade Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 20810
    Long Beach, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Welte, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Accession Number: 00043569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1973 12:00AM