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DSC Dredge Hosts Annual 2017 Dredge Operators Class

DSC Dredge, LLC, a world leader in customized dredging solutions, is hosting its 13th annual Dreducation® Class, taught by industry expert Charles Johnson, on Wednesday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. This class is industry-specific but not brand-specific, and is open to the general public. The class has been designed to educate both industry newcomers and current dredge operators on how to become more productive, and enable them to work more efficiently.

The class will cover the fundamentals of dredging with topics such as:

  • How centrifugal pumps work
  • How to read a Theoretical Pump Curve (TPC)
  • Dredge pump efficiency and how it affects HP requirements
  • Types of excavators and their advantages/disadvantages
  • Pipeline size, velocity, friction and production
  • Reading and interpreting gauges

Charles Johnson has been in the industry for more than 20 years, and has had the opportunity to teach the Dreducation Class to more than 100 students. In addition to this class, Mr. Johnson also provides individual training for customers at their facilities throughout the year.

The Dreducation Class will be held at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. The registration cost includes lunch and all program materials. Contact Linda DeFoe at or by phone at +1 (985) 479-8032 to register and get hotel room information. Registration deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017.

DSC Dredge, LLC, advances the engineering, automation, manufacturing and quality of cutter suction and underwater pump mining dredges. The company operates from three major manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, Louisiana; Poplarville, Mississippi; and Greenbush, Michigan. For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit



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