EDDY Pump Education Center
The goal of this page is to provide pump and dredge selection help, education and white papers for client education.
Find information about the EDDY Pump heavy duty commercial pumps for use in dredging, wastewater, paper, pulp, oil, fly ash, drill mud and more. For updates on our excavator dredge pump attachments series and the remote operated subdredge, see our news section here.
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Pump and Dredge Educational Articles
- Dredge Pump Selection 101 (Download PDF)
Dredge Pump Selection Help 101. Selecting a dredge pump can be a challenging process. Learn first hand about choosing the most efficient slurry pump for your project.
- Coal Ash Slurry - Pump Selection 101 (Download PDF)
Learn about coal ash pumping and selecting the best slurry pump for coal ash and power plant applications. Find out where ash comes from, how it's transported and considerations for the pump selection process.
- Pump and Dredging Terms
Discover the pump and dredging terms you need to know. Common terminology and a quick reference guide to the industry language.
- The 5 Musts For Choosing the Best Slurry Pump
Choosing the correct slurry pump for your application can be a difficult task. Learn about the top 5 factors you must consider when choosing a slurry pump.
- The Top Solids Handling Pump
Positive displacement pumps operate completely different from the EDDY Pump. Learn about the differences in mechanics and how the EDDY Pump can excel where a PD pump cannot.
- EDDY Pump vs. Diaphragm Pumps
A diaphragm pump is a type of positive displacement pump. Learn about the differences in mechanics between the EDDY Pump and the diaphragm pump.
- Effluent Pumps - The Top Choice for Pumping Effluent
Pumping effluent can be tough on pumps and equipment due to suspended solids and often corrosive materials. Find out what makes the EDDY Pump one of the top choices for wastewater and effluent transport.
- What is a Vortex Pump?
A vortex pump, while similar in operation, cannot match the efficiency of the EDDY Pump. Discover why efficiency matters when it comes to pumps.
- Lime Slurry Pumps
Lime slurry can be an unforgiving material to pump because it is inherently abrasive, corrosive, has high particulate, and high viscosity. Learn what makes the EDDY Pump the best choice for lime slurries.
- The Top Solids Handling Pump
Learn the ins and outs of what to look out for when pumping solids and what makes a solids-handling pump succeed in a variety of different pumping applications.
- Food Waste Pump - Ground Food Disposal Pumps
Learn how the EDDY Pump can be used in for a variety of food processing and food waste applications to save companies thousands of dollars per year in production costs.
- Froth Flotation – Froth Pumps for Mining, Paper/Pulp, and Wastewater Applications
Pumps run less efficiently when pumping air entrained liquids. The higher amount of trapped air in the pump will end up decreasing the pumps flow, head, and overall efficiency. Find out how the EDDY Pump can excel at pumping frothy slurries.
- Challenges Pumping Abrasive Slurry
Since slurries, by definition, contain small particles, they are often abrasive and can quickly wear down pump and pipeline components, especially if the pump is not used most effectively. Learn about the best practices when dealing with abrasives.
- Difficulties Pumping Corrosive and Low pH Slurries
With chemical processing, highly corrosive chemicals are often employed to aid in the manufacturing process, however, this material quickly wears down standard pump components unless the proper steps are taken to safeguard your equipment.
- The Top 5 Pumps Found on Marine Ships
Explore the top 5 pumps found on ocean faring vessels, and the applications that they help to power.
- Difficulties When Pumping High Viscosity Fluids
Fluid viscosity is an important property of fluids that cannot be overlooked. Learn what viscosity means for your pump selection.
- Subsea Mining - Deep Sea Ocean Mining & Seafloor Dredging Operations
The subsea mining industry is still in its infancy. What advancements make it possible and what challenges still need to be overcome?
- Using Self-Priming Pumps to Replace Vacuum Trucks
Learn how EDDY Self-Priming Pump units can be used in place of vacuum trucks for a variety of industrial applications to save your company thousands of dollars per year.
- Smart Pumps for Dredging, Slurry and Industrial Process Pumping
The newest line of smart pump will revolutionize the industry by monitoring all aspects of the pumping process, ensuring optimal production and longer pump life.
- Digester Tank Cleanout
Digesters are used in some industrial processes for breaking down sludge and other bio wastes. Find out how the EDDY Pump is perfectly equipped for cleaning and pumping digester tanks.
- Flooded Suction, Submersible, or Self-Priming Pumps - Choosing the Right Pump Setup
It is very important to choose the right pump orientation in order to maximize your pump capability. These three setups are flooded suction, submersible, and self-priming.
- How Amphibious Excavators Enhance Wetland Dredging
When working in swamps, marshes, and other wet environments, nothing beats the versatility of the amphibious undercarriage for your excavators.
- How to Prevent Pipeline Clogging While Pumping
Pipeline clogs can happen in many pump applications. In order to minimize this issue, it's important to choose the right pipeline, size, and pump with the correct power.
- When To Use a Cutterhead, Jetting System, Mixer, or Auger Dredge
Agitating the sediment to be pumped is sometimes necessary for optimal pump operations. Learn what tools are used for agitating sediment in dredging applications.
- Settling Tank Desludging, Cleanup, Pumping
Settling tank desludging, cleanup and pumping information. Review how to pick a pump for cleaning clarifiers and settling tanks. Common client questions answered.
- What is a Non-clog Pump?
Non-clog pumps can drastically improve production in high solids pumping applications. Efficiently pump high viscosity, abrasive, solids heavy material using EDDY Pumps unique design.
- Drilling Mud Transfer Pumps
Drilling mud is the thick, viscous mud used in oil and gas drilling operations. Learn about how this mud is transported and disposed with the use of EDDY Pumps.
- What You Need to Know About Self Priming Pumps
Self-priming EDDY pumps offer distinct advantages allowing them to outperform traditional centrifugal pumps. EDDY Pump integrates a vacuum-based priming unit, which enables the EDDY Pump to operate at peak performance in a variety of applications.
- What You Need to Know About Submersible Pumps
A submersible pump is used to move liquids from one point to another. The major difference between a submersible pump and any other type is that it is completely submerged in the liquid that it is required to pump. Learn more about submersible pumps here.
- Mine Waste and Disposal Methods
Learn about different types of mine waste and how it is stored and handled after the mining operation has completed.
- Submersible Sewage Pumps – Clogging Solution
Flushable wipes aren't so flushable after all... find out how they've been wreaking havoc on global pumping systems and the solutions being rolled out to prevent persistent clogging.
- What You Need To Look Out For When Dewatering
Beginners guide on dewatering projects and the various methods of how dewatering is performed depending on the application. Find out what to look out for when starting a dewatering job.
- The Best Pumps for Producing Biofuel
One of the fastest rising sectors of the energy industry is the production of biofuels. Learn about how biofuel and biodiesel is produced and what pumps are the most efficient.
- The Top 4 Pumps Found in the Chemical Industry
The chemical industry employs the use of many types of pumps adapted for highly corrosive materials. Learn about the top four pumps used in this industry and their applications.
- How Sugar is Processed With the Help of Pumps
Discover how sugar is processed from sugar cane and what pumps are required during the process.
- Pump Applications in the Sugar Production Industry
Find out how the sugar production industry creates additional pump applications including paper and pulp production and how EDDY Pump can be used to increase production rates.
- Paste Pumping Overview
Paste is one of the toughest materials to pump effectively. Learn about efficient paste pumping principles and how the EDDY Pump is well equipped for the challenge.
- Grit Pump - Wastewater Transport
Our white papers feature actual client results and studies with our pumps and dredging products, in real-world projects. Click here to see product specifications and brochures.
- Total Ownership Cost Analysis PDF (View)
- Report Summary Total Cost Analysis, Navy VCHT System (View)
- Cresta Reservoir – Cable Hanging Dredge Study
Client: Cresta Reservoir
Equipment Used: Cable Mounted Dredge Pump
- Dow Chemical and St. Clair River White Paper
Client: Dow Chemical
Location: St. Clair River, Michigan
Equipment Used: T2 Environmental Dredge. Environmental cleanup project.
- Mud Pumping Project, White Paper
Client: Rio Tinto
Equipment Used: Excavator Attachment Pump with an EDDY Pump manufactured dredge pump, combined with our cutter head.
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