CiDRA Dredging Industry
The dredging industry is a critical factor in ensuring both economic and environmental health. Dredging vessels are responsible for excavating sediments and other material from the bottom of a body of water and moving them to another location. This movement of material serves a variety of purposes such as to clear waterways for safe maritime transportation, build new construction projects, excavate precious minerals, and to clean and restore contaminated areas and protect marine resources. Therefore, it is increasingly important for both dredging cutter and hopper vessels to be as effective and efficient as possible. Our SONARtrac flow meter systems can be used on dredging vessels to provide a true velocity measurement to prevent sandouts and pump wear. In addition, the SONARtrac system’s entrained air measurement capability can be used to correct density measurement.