Dust Suppression Systems

Effectively reduce respirable sized dust particles across your operation

Dust-A-Side’s suppression systems use low volumes of water at high pressure to add a fine atomised mist to the air in order to effectively capture and subdue dust particles that are already airborne.

Our systems are custom designed to fit the specific needs of our clients.

 

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Product overview

Our systems incorporate fully automated water filtration systems that self clean and enable clean water to be supplied to the dust-suppression infrastructure.

All pump modules are constructed from industrial grade components.

They are fully containerised, air conditioned and incorporate dust-proof components to protect them from the harsh operating environment of heavy industry.

Applications

  • Stockpiles
  • Conveyors
  • Rail wagons
  • Transfer points
  • Tipping areas
  • Loading terminals
  • Storage facilities
  • Demolition sites
  • Excavations
  • Quarries
  • Rock crushing plant

Key benefits

  • Reduces respirable dust by 80%+
  • Reduces visual dust
  • Minimises water usage
  • Minimises conveyor slippage
  • Eliminates excessive moisture content in material
  • Reduces chute blockages
  • Improves housekeeping standards
  • Increases safe work areas during operation

Dust suppression vs dust prevention

There are two main ways to control fugitive dust during material handling processes.

Low pressure (< 10 bar) dust prevention systems use large volumes of water at a close range to contain errant dust, usually near the beginning of the transfer point. Being low pressure, the droplets are much coarser, so such systems are more accurately described as wetting systems rather than misting systems.
The alternative is to utilise a dust suppression system. These systems use less water at a high pressure (> 50 bar) to add a fine atomised mist to dust that is already airborne, causing the dust particles to quickly settle to the ground, aided by gravity.

Dust suppression systems are recognised to be extremely effective at controlling respirable sized dust particles. Respirable dust (typically less than 10 microns in dust), is the type of dust that can become lodged in the lower respiratory tract. Depending on the type of material handled, it can cause a number of health issues such as vision irritation, pneumoconiosis or silicosis.

There are many other reasons why the high pressure dust suppression methodology is a preferred option for dust control. One of the main reasons is that the overall water usage required is so much less compared to low pressure systems. Furthermore, because moisture is added to the air when suppressing dust and not to the material itself, there is less likelihood of blockages occurring in the downstream processes caused by wet materials.

Dust-A-Side packages

We’re flexible with how we deliver our services and products. Choose the right delivery package that best fits your scope of work and how your site operates. 

Full Service

In addition to having a full time project supervisor on site, Dust-A-Side can also supply clients with required assets and personnel such as trucks, water carts, graders, suppression equipment and operators. Telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting are available with a Full Service package.

Managed Service

A full time project supervisor from Dust-A-Side will attend site to oversee the delivery and implementation of all dust control solutions, utilising the clients existing assets (e.g. water carts). The project supervisor will provide further support through telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting in order to help clients achieve the most efficient and cost effective outcomes possible

Remote Supervision

One of our project supervisors can visit your site at agreed upon times in order to provide telemetry, consulting and reporting. We’ll evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions and products we’ve provided and make recommendations to improve efficiency.

Supply Only

Binder products can be supplied in bulk or via intermediate bulk containers. Dust-A-Side will advise clients on how much of the product to apply and how often. Clients then apply the products using their own equipment.

Rental

Dust control equipment such as fog cannons can be rented as required and clients can manage the operation of the equipment.

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Product range

We are proud to present an array of practical and innovative solutions.

No one knows more about dust suppression systems

With over 100 fully customised and purpose-built dust suppression systems in use globally, from conveyors to transfer stations, Dust-A-Side is an acknowledged leader in this field. All of these systems are triggered by remote control sensors and programmable logic controllers with fully automated, self-cleaning water filtration systems.

The pump modules are constructed from industrial grade components and are UL and CE rated for utmost performance and reliability.
Due to the harsh operating environment of heavy industry, Dust-A-Side Australia’s systems are fully enclosed, air conditioned and come complete with dust-proof components.
To reduce the use of water and enhance the system’s performance, binder products such as Aquatarp and Hydrotac, and surfactants like Hydrowet can be incorporated.

Hydrowet helps to break the surface tension of water particles, leading to smaller water droplets (between 5 and 10 microns) that attract dust particles to them, via agglomeration. This process is particularly effective when managing hydrophobic materials such as coal and other fine ores.

Backed by Experience

With over 40 years of global research and refinement to rely on, Dust-A-Side has everything it takes to provide quantifiable results on every level.

Innovative Formulations

Our binder products include bitumen and polymer based emulsions, as well as organic binders, surfactant technologies and a range of blended products.

Committed to Sustainability

Our goal is to achieve Zero Harm and enhance environmental sustainability. Dust-A-Side binders are biodegradable and help to lower water consumption.

Continued Support

Our technical team will always be on hand to help ensure the success of your dust control strategy.

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