A dredge pump is a type of pump used to extract material, typically sediment or debris, from the bottom of a body of water or other shallow waterway. Dredge pumps are commonly used in dredging operations, which involve the removal of material from the bottom of rivers, harbors, and other bodies of water to improve navigation or to extract valuable resources such as minerals or oil.
Dredge pumps typically use centrifugal force to move water and the sediment or debris that it contains. They are designed to handle high volumes of water and solids, and they are often equipped with heavy-duty impellers and wear-resistant materials to withstand the harsh conditions of dredging operations.
Dredge pumps come in a variety of sizes and configurations depending on the specific requirements of the dredging operation. Some pumps are mounted on barges or other vessels, while others are portable and can be moved from one location to another.