Applications for Tornado Motion Technologies

Our services and capabilities are targeted at three primary markets:

Commercial Markets

  • Dredging of sediment from navigable waterways and other bodies of water to include reservoirs, storage ponds, etc.
  • Mining
  • Removal of materials, transport and delivery to land fill site
  • Industrial Services - Specialized Maintenance

Slurry Pipeline Material Transfer

  • Transport of solid materials and high viscosity fluids through temporary pipelines as part of dredging operations.
  • Transport of materials and high viscosity fluids through permanent pipelines from location "A" to location "B", usually over long (miles) distances.

Tornado Motion Technolgies are are ideally suited for dredging operations related to the cleanup of:


  • Municipal sewage sludge
  • Oil sludge transfer
  • Sand and gravel mining
  • Oil well mud
  • Silica sand
  • Chemical sludge
  • General mining
  • Chemical waste
  • Clay tailing ponds
  • Industrial Waste
  • Coal tailings
  • Food processing waste
  • Paper pulp
  • Aerated slurry
  • Sedimentary toxic waste
  • Polymers
  • #6 fuel oil
  • Gunite

Environmental Markets

  • Dredging of contaminated sediments from navigable waterways, lakes, or ponds
  • Clean up of contaminated areas with transport to waste treatment facility.
  • Mitigation of contamination from re-suspension of solids during removal operations.
  • Mine restoration/reclaimation

TMT provides a unique technology based solution to material handling problems. In most cases the scope of the overall project will go beyond material removal and transport (e.g. scope will include waste treatment and disposal). In such cases, TMT will provide technology, dredging equipment and key operating personnel as a subcontractor to a commercial prime contractor.

TMT will participate as a partner to the prime contractor in preparation of sole source proposals and presentations to the end customer. TMT will be responsible for sediment removal and material handling activities, while the prime contractor will maintain the water treatment and waste disposal tasks.

We offer the necessary tools of technology needed for the Environmental Engineering Task groups to form responsible and safe guidelines as they establish Remedial Action Plans (RAP's). Through years of experience, TMT engineers have successfully answered the major risk factors that make up the key variables used when determining the best and safest remedial approach. We apply our approach to dredging with conscious fundamental considerations in mind such as cost, not compromising drinking water quality and the success of the project as it pertains to the overall risks to humans and the environment. By tailoring the equipment to the surroundings, rather than the opposite typically being the case, the performance increases and the risks decrease. The waterways of the world deserve the best chance for recovery; they deserve our best technology to that end.

Our drive to maximize production through efficiency while still protecting the environment has led us to some very smart technology along the way that had never been seen or offered in the past. Some examples of our "smart technology" are as follows;

  • vertical and horizontal movement for pinpoint accuracy with articulating head for complete removal of sediments
  • a rotating guard that eliminates downtime caused by nozzle or pipeline clogs
  • under water cameras that assist the dredge during normal removal process and help to avoid over dredging of materials. We also have the ability to locate and safely control the removal of chemical puddles that have collected in the base material.
  • no cables or turbidity curtains are deployed to slow down removal process and affect overall efficiency of the project
  • self-advancing spud carriage systems which help to increase overall project efficiency by less time spent away from actual pumping
  • offer hospital grade (lowest noise level) generators onboard for minimal environmental and public impact
  • high daily outputs achieved through continuous run times due to low maintenance hours and healthy average slurry densities
  • trained professional supervisors and crewmembers that are certified in Environmental Safety and Training with respect to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • electronic data instrumentation system (DAS) offering key average daily output levels to help with tracking progress and for preventative maintenance practices



Tornado Motion Technologies Brochure (PDF)


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