International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

In November 2016 in2Dredging (i2D) launches its new software program Pumps ‘n Pipeline (PnP) v1.1. The company said PnP is the first commercial pumps and pipeline estimating tool for the dredging and mining industry.

Analysis done by i2D identified a disconnection between dredging project performances and production estimates. The PnP tool can optimize the use of dredging equipment benchmark production levels and provide a foundation for capital investments and tenders.

The company said it worked to make the user interface intuitive and easy to use. The new program will estimate suction and discharge productions for any dredging or mining equipment that hydraulically transports soil and other similar materials.

PnP can be practically used to support designing pump-drive systems and pipeline configurations; selecting equipment feasibility for projects; estimating suction and discharge production; selecting gear(s) or e.g. the rainbow nozzle diameter for a project; and evaluating performance of pump-drive systems.