Performance Tests of PNEUMA Dredge Pump,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
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Results of pumping performance and turbidity generation tests of the air-operated PNEUMA dredge pump, model 600100, are summarized. Tests were conducted at four locations in sand and fine-grained sediments and in different water depths. The following are described a test locations and characteristics, b data acquisition methods, c pumping performance results, d variations in performance with sediment type and water depth, e noteworthy characteristics of PNEUMA pump operation, and f results of turbidity monitoring. Conclusions are given regarding pumping capabilities and recommendations made for potential improvements.