Innovative Treatment Technologies
PNEUMATIC FLOW TUBE MIXING (PFTM), one of Tipping Point’s major offerings, is an innovative ex-situ stabilization process that can be used on land or on barges to stabilize sediments with Portland cement or other binders. The sediment-binder mixture is simultaneously homogenized and transported via pipeline to a placement site for beneficial use. PFTM’s enclosed system requires a small operational footprint and is capable of processing and pumping stabilized sediments up to 1 kilometer, or further with the use of booster pumps. The self-contained PFTM sediment stabilization process provides greater project design flexibility, lowers costs, reduces operational footprint requirements, accelerates sediment processing timelines, enhances project efficiency, and mitigates environmental exposure concerns.
PFTM produces a high-quality engineered fill that meets performance criteria for a range of civil and environmental applications, including the following:
In Japan, PFTM has been used to process over 20M cubic yards of sediment for the construction of airports and land reclamation. Tipping Point has exclusivity for the deployment of PFTM in the United States.