The dredge Turning Gland has a special particularity. Attached to the lower Suction Pipe the dredge turning gland allows a radial rotation in both directions of 15°. Due to this particularity the dredge turning gland enable the dredge Drag Head to follow the sea bottom without losing vacuum The dredge turning gland`s flanges are cast together with the body of the pipes and a rubber lip seal is used for the sealing of the dredge turning glands.
Carbon Steel and Carbon Manganese Steel are the Materials used for the production of pipe and flanges of the dredge turning glands. Cast Iron is used for the production of the sliding pieces of the dredge turning glands.
Optimal operation and durability
Turning glands are designed to allow pipes and components to safely rotate around their axis, ensuring enhanced manoeuvrability and greater safety, even under heavy working conditions. They are available in three types.
• Ball-turning gland with packing (BTG)
• Disc-turning gland
• Turning gland with rubber lip seal
• trailing suction pipes
• unloading pipes
• swivel and swan-neck bends in floating pipelines
• components are able to rotate.