The Dredgair™ solution is the result of years of experience with air suspension systems. The solution’s predecessor has its origin in the 1980’s. An international leading navy needed to reduce the vibration and noise caused by the diesel engine of one of the most modern submarines at that time. Due to the nature of the air suspension solution Loggers equipped the submarine with, their submarines could remain longer unnoticed. This in turn provided the navy with strategic advantages during their missions.
In the early 90’s one of Europe’s most modern and prominent push-tow shipping companies, was allowed by law to increase capacity from 4 to 6 pushing barges . This led to an increase of the level of engine caused noise and vibration, which in its turn had a negative impact on the working conditions aboard. In order to comply with the applicable laws and regulations, a new type of deckhouse suspension was required. Based on the earlier naval experience with air suspension, Loggers developed a solution tailored to the specific characteristics of towboats.
Due to the nature of the dredging industry, dredging contractors in their turn face typical challenges. Dredgers are becoming more powerful every generation, especially those deployed for dredging in hard soil. Cutting in rock causes low frequency vibrations and even shocks that are commonly felt throughout the whole dredger. This negatively affects the crew, equipment and the vessel itself. As traditional solutions can not isolate these adequately, Loggers developed a solution that decouples an object (deckhouse, accommodations etc.) from the hull. By providing the best possible working and living conditions on board of the dredger, compliance with occupational health and safety regulations (HSE, OHSAS) is no longer an issue. The patented Dredgair™ solution allows continuous operation, which leads to high utilization rates of the dredger.
The technology, knowledge and experience on which Dredgair™ is based is also widely used in other maritime applications. Clients in the shipbuilding, offshore and defense industry also benefit from the advantages our air suspension systems have to offer.
Loggers is thought leader and international recognized solution provider in the field of vibration and shock isolation and noise control. With an excellent technical know-how combined with in-depth market knowledge and experience, Loggers provides innovative solutions for the most complex and challenging situations for leading clients worldwide. By working closely with clients Loggers allows them to realize their strategic business objectives with specific solutions to operational problems in the following market segments: shipbuilding, dredging, defense, engineering, offshore and transportation. Please contact us for more information.