EDDY Pump Education Center

The goal of this page is to provide slurry 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.

All of our parts are made in the USA. Support staff, engineering, research and development, are done in the USA. Our centralized team and manufacturing result in faster service for our clients! If you need additional information or sales, contact us.

White Papers

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.

Client: Cresta Reservoir
Location: California
Equipment Used: Cable Mounted Dredge Pump

Client: Dow Chemical
Location: St. Clair River, Michigan
Equipment Used: T2 Environmental Dredge. Environmental cleanup project.

Client: Rio Tinto
Location: Jamaica
Equipment Used: Excavator Attachment Pump with an EDDY Pump manufactured dredge pump, combined with our cutter head.

Pump and Dredge Educational Articles

dredge pump selection 101

Dredge Pump Selection 101

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.

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Coal Ash Slurry – Pump Selection 101

Coal Ash Slurry – Pump Selection 101

Learn about coal ash pumping and selecting the best slurry pump for coal ash and power plant applications.

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Pump and Dredging Terms Glossary

Pump and Dredging Terms Glossary

Discover the pump and dredging terms you need to know. Common terminology and a quick reference guide to the industry language.

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The 5 Musts For Choosing the Best Slurry Pump

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.

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EDDY Pump vs. Positive Displacement Pumps

EDDY Pump vs. Positive Displacement Pumps

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.

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Slurry Hose Selection 101

Slurry Hose Selection 101

Choosing a correct slurry hose setup depends on several factors. Learn about slurry hose selection and what to look out for when selecting a new hose.

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Variable Frequency Drives 101 – All You Need to Know About VFDs

Variable Frequency Drives 101 – All You Need to Know About VFDs

Learn the ins and outs of what a variable frequency drive does and how VFDs affect a slurry pumping operation.

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Slurry Pipeline Changes

Slurry Pipeline Changes: What Effect it Can Have on Your Operation

Find out what happens when certain changes are made to an existing slurry pipeline and how to prevent unnecessary downtime.

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EDDY Pump vs. Diaphragm Pumps

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.

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What is a Vortex Pump?

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.

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Lime Slurry 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.

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The Top Solids Handling Pump

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.

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Food Waste Pump

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.

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Froth Pumps for Mining

Froth Pumps for Mining, Paper/Pulp, and Wastewater Applications

Pumps run less efficiently when pumping air entrained liquids. Find out how the EDDY Pump can excel at pumping frothy slurries.

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Challenges Pumping Abrasive Slurry

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.

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Difficulties Pumping Corrosive

Difficulties Pumping Corrosive and Low pH Slurries

With chemical processing, materials quickly wear down standard pump components unless the proper steps are taken to safeguard your equipment.

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Top 5 Pumps Found on Marine Ships

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.

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Difficulties When Pumping High Viscosity Fluids

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.

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Subsea Mining

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?

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Using Self-Priming Pumps to Replace Vacuum Trucks

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.

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Smart Pumps for Dredging

Smart Pumps for Dredging, Slurry and Industrial Process Pumping

The newest line of smart pumps will revolutionize the industry by monitoring all aspects of the pumping process, ensuring optimal production and longer pump life.

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Digester Tank Cleanout

Digester Tank Cleanout

Digesters are used in some industrial processes for breaking down sludge and other biowastes. Find out how the EDDY Pump is perfectly equipped for cleaning and pumping digester tanks.

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Flooded Suction, Submersible, or Self-Priming Pumps

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.

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How Amphibious Excavators Enhance Wetland Dredging

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.

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Prevent Pipeline Clogging

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.

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When To Use a Cutterhead, Jetting System, Mixer, or Auger Dredge

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.

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Settling Tank Desludging, Cleanup, Pumping

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.

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What is a Non-clog Pump?

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

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Drilling Mud Transfer Pumps

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 of with the use of EDDY Pumps.

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What You Need to Know About Self Priming Pumps

What You Need to Know About Self Priming Pumps

EDDY Self Priming Pumps integrate a vacuum-based priming unit, which enables the EDDY Pump to operate at peak performance in a variety of applications.

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What You Need to Know About Submersible Pumps

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.

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Mine Waste and Disposal Methods

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.

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Submersible Sewage Pumps

Submersible Sewage Pumps – Wet Wipes 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.

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What You Need To Look Out For When Dewatering

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.

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The Best Pumps for Producing Biofuel

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 are produced and what pumps are the most efficient.

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The Top 4 Pumps Found in the Chemical Industry

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.

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How Sugar is Processed With the Help of Pumps

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.

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Pump Applications in the Sugar Production Industry

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.

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Paste Pumping Overview

Paste Pumping Overview

A 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.

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Grit Pump – Wastewater Transport

NPSH & How it Relates to Slurry Pumps

Learn more about NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) and how it can affect performance of slurry pumps.

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Grit Pump – Wastewater Transport

Grit Pump – Wastewater Transport

Learn the ins and outs of high-efficiency grit pumps, such as the EDDY Pump and how it can benefit your grit pumping operations.

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Grit Pump – Wastewater Transport

How Microtunneling Utilize Slurry Pumps

Learn how microtunneling is performed and how important of a roll slurry pumps play in a successful job.

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Grit Pump – Wastewater Transport

Hydraulic Motors vs Electric Motors for Operating Slurry Pumps

Learn about the differences between using electric motors and hydraulic motors for slurry pump applications.

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