Dragflow extends its wide range of products, launching on the market an innovative ‘booster station’. The new booster pump is proposed together with traditional submersible dredge pumps, and is perfect for projects that require a very long delivery distance, or to reach a high discharge level.
The booster station has been completely designed, manufactured and tested by Dragflow’s technicians and engineers, consolidating their knowledge and expertise gained from working in the company. The result is the assured suitability and function of the end product.
The new booster pump has been used for the first time in Brindisi’s Harbour for maintenance and dredging operations. The innovative product’s high performance is guaranteed, and it’s able to reach the required longer delivery distance.
At the beginning, Dragflow supplied a dredger with telescopic boom with the addition of an anti-turbidity bell to capture the sediments and prevent water turbidity, for harbour maintenance. The sea sediments can be polluted by metals, hydrocarbons, bacteria, and chemical substances which in most cases are toxic, and accumulate as debris. A digging operation without limiting turbidity of the surrounding waters could cause serious damage to the marine ecosystem.
Now, the Brindisi’s harbour maintenance project has expanded and Dragflow has supplied the new booster station, in addition to the submersible dredge pump, in order to reach a higher discharge level. This innovative product, equipped with an automatic lubrication system, can reach a distance of 1.5km from the dredging point and guarantees a capacity of 500m3/h. It can automatically regulate the speed through the different stages of the operations and it is provided with a remote control to allow the operators control from the dredge cabin.
Dragflow’s booster station is available with a diesel powered engine or an electric motor.