Dredge Booster Pumps

Neumann Equipment manufacture a range of self-contained Booster Pump units for dredging operations.  Standard sizes range 200, 250 and 300mm. Larger sizes can be made to order.

Our dredging booster pump units are typically used for dredging where they are inserted in between the dredge and the discharge point to increase the system’s overall capability to pump the product to greater heights and/or distances. 

It is critical that the dredge Booster Pump:

The table below shows the Booster Pump configurations together with the relevant Krebs Pump and Caterpillar Engine. Note: Other brand pumps and/or engines can also be supplied upon request.

Each self-contained Booster Pump unit includes:

Range of Booster Pumps available: (standard range shown below, larger sizes are available upon request)

200mm Dredging Booster Pump BST200 Drawing
250mm Dredging Booster Pump BST250 Drawing
300mm Dredging Booster Pump BST300 Drawing

Specifications and Options

Dredge Booster PumpsBST200BST200XBST250BST250XBST300BST300X
CAT Engine TypeC9C18C18C27C18C27
Engine Power (kW)165330330485330485
Pump Size (mm)200x150200x150250x200250x200300x250300x250
Pipeline Size - ID (mm)200200250250300300
Weight approx. (tonnes)13.714.319.820.420.321.0
Length LOA (m)
Width WOA (m)
Height HOA (m)

Booster Pump Options:

Options Explained: Booster Pump Control – Telemetry System

The purpose of a wireless system transmitting data and control instructions from the booster stations to the dredge operators, and back, ensures that the dredge operator is fully aware at all times of the status and system condition irrespective of its remoteness. Key Points include:

Options Explained: Camera Monitors

Camera monitors may be installed on the boosters with images being available on screen at the dredger operator’s chair. This enables the operator to not only have the monitored system data such as pressures and flows available at his finger tips, but also to check the integrity of the system by being able to visually clarify from time to time that booster seals and piping have no leaks.

Options Explained: Repeater Stations For Multiple Booster Control

What is a repeater ?

Advantages in booster application

The best and most reliable way to supply power to a repeater is to use solar panels.

Options Explained: Automatic Knife Valves

The knife valves in the Booster system enables the system or Booster operator to:

Automating the operation of the two valves speeds up the operation ensuring adequate protection for the pump and system and once linked to the telemetry system ensures that no operator is required at the booster.

The automation of these actuators is achieved by the inclusion of a hydraulic system on the Booster. This system includes a hydraulic accumulator which stores enough energy to enable the valves to be operated twice even though the engine may have been shut down in an unexpected emergency.

Options Explained: 2,500 Diesel Fuel Tank

The Boosters can be fitted with larger fuel tanks to reduce the number of fills per shift minimizing unnecessary stopping of the system to refuel the machine.These tanks are built into the frame directly beneath the engine mounting.

 Pressureless Fast Fill Shut Off System

Machines are being fitted with larger diesel tanks. With this design comes the heightened possibility of pressure damage to tanks. This system does not rely on the build up of tank pressure to shut off the diesel flow and, as a result, one that can be used on thin metal tanks where pressurized systems would otherwise distort or damage the diesel tanks.

Options Explained: Automated Lubrication

Some of the advantages of an automated lubrication include:

Options Explained:  Blast Protection

To protect the Booster when positioned close to blasting areas, a blast protection screen has been designed to shield the equipment from falling debris. This protection has not been designed to protect operators.

Neumann Equipment are known worldwide in the sand and mineral extraction industries for manufacturing well-engineered dependable dredges. Neumann Equipment have been manufacturing dredges and support equipment since the late 1950's. These dredges are high technology cutting and recovery machines with a well-earned reputation for performance and reliability in capital works marine dredging and in mining and resource dredging. Operational expertise built on contract dredging experience enables us to constantly improve our equipment. This culture of innovation gives us the edge as dredge manufacturer of choice.

Neumann Equipment also manufacture the Rockcrush and Jaden range of dredges and booster pumps. This includes well reknown Rockcrush A Series and C Series dredges as well as the Jaden Platypus Series cutter suction dredging equipment and components. All our dredges are de-mountable and can be cost effectively transported to remote sites around Australia and overseas, and all the equipment is manufactured to provide maximum ease of handling and reliability with a focus on high production efficiencies and low maintenance costs.

Neumann Equipment's comprehensive dredging range of economical, compact and trouble-free units are at the leading edge of dredging equipment technology today!

Neumann Equipment also has an extensive range of other Marine Winches and Equipment,Commercial Fishing Winches, Mining and Industrial Winches & Equipment, and Dredging & Associated Equipment available for sale.

The Neumann Equipment facility is located in Currumbin, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Call or email us today to discuss your dredging needs or specific dredge requirements - 07 5589 2746

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The images, drawings and specifications shown for this product are indicative and may not be representative of the current model. We reserve the right to change the designs and specifications as new models are developed. Neumann Equipment is constantly striving to improve its range of products. Call our expert sales and customer service team to discuss the best product to suit your needs.