Production capacity of cutter suction dredgers

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As with other types of dredgers, production capacity is determined by market demand and the available dredgers for specific projects. Since many cutter suction dredgers are expected to dredge a variety of soils throughout their service life, the design parameters of a dredger must be set taking into account the type of soil it must be able to dredge.

A cutter suction dredger designed to dig rock should also be able to dredge sand, but a cutter suction dredger designed to dig sand should not dredge rock. In addition, sand-type cutter suction dredgers are cheaper than rock-type cutter suction dredgers. In other words, the production capacity of cutter suction dredger is related to the

Depends on soil hardness. For example, the production volume of a 10 MPa rock type cutter suction dredger is 100 m3/h. It is important that the units of throughput be defined as m/week/hour/second. The smaller the time unit selected, the greater the production value. (and thus a smaller long-term average production).

Reamer head cutting throughput is more of a concern when the required throughput is known for excavating a given soil type. Because not all the soil that is cut can be sucked through the suction nozzle, the cutting output is much greater than the dredging output. Generally, 20-30% remains after overflowing. Deciding on a cutter suction dredger

This factor must be taken into account when determining production volume. As mentioned above, the maximum cutting output is higher for smaller time units. For cutter suction dredgers, this is mainly reflected in the way they work. Production is usually highest in the middle of a cut. When cutting corners, it is mainly operated by the reamer arm or steel pile trolley, and the cutting output is low or even 0. In practice, it will result in a value ratio of m/h when the cutting output unit is m/sec Units are 20 - 30% higher in value. For practicality, a cutter suction dredger designed to excavate rock should be equally suitable for excavating other types of soil. This means that cutting equipment designed to excavate rock still needs to be suitable for excavating other types of soil.

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