Fog Cannons for Dust Suppression
Available for sale or rental
Fog Cannons (sometimes known as mist cannons) are an effective option for dust suppression in mine sites, quarries, construction sites, demolition sites and other industrial areas.
This is because they can be easily set up, are portable and are ideal for tackling visible dust. As industry leaders in dust control, Dust-A-Side is committed to delivering the most operationally sound and cost effective solutions.
Our personnel will assist with the optimum Fog Cannon design for your needs. We can also provide a turnkey setup and on-going maintenance package to meet your individual project requirements.
About our Fog Cannon range
Dust-A-Side has partnered with WLP Systems, an innovative Italian company world-renowned for specialising in the design and production of equipment and systems to improve the quality of the air we breathe. Dust-A-Side is the exclusive distributor of WLP Fog Cannons for Australasia which are available for both rent or purchase.
The WLP718 and WLP700 Fog Cannon models are suitable for heavy duty use in extreme conditions. This permits them to be used without compromise in large quarries, mines, tunnels, large demolition sites, steelworks, or in any place where atomisation is a valid aid for environmental control. While the Demolitor 70 and the Demolitor 50 are designed for light duty use. These models stand out for being user friendly, having low energy and water consumption and having compact overall dimensions making them easy to move around. They are adapted to be used where the size of the worksites or locations that require environmental control is compatible with the specific size of the machine.
The importance of water droplet size
The key to the success of a Fog Cannon is not just about how much water can be blasted from the cannon or how far the water can reach.
The spray nozzles need to be strategically selected so the correct sized water droplets are released into the air, depending on the individual operating conditions.
As you can see from the diagram below, larger water droplets displace more air, allowing the fast-moving airborne dust particles to simply flow around them. Whereas if the droplets are too light, the water will merely vaporise.
Our Fog Cannons can be used to suppress dust in areas where wind plays a major role. They are commonly used in mine sites, quarries, construction sites, demolition sites and other industrial areas.
As Dust-A-Side Fog Cannons are completely mobile, they can be easily moved to cover different areas. They allow for better coverage of water, specifically when treating dust generation points where there are no structures in place and when fewer options are available to install static nozzle manifold arrangements.
- Very effective at suppressing airborne dust
- Significant reduction in water usage compared to low pressure watering systems
- Ensures coverage of large areas
- Easy to install and position
- No harsh chemicals are released into the environment
How Fog Cannons work
A Fog Cannon pumps highly pressurised water through a series of jet nozzles, turning the water into mist through atomisation. This fine mist is dispersed through the air by a powerful fan. When airborne dust particles hit the mist, the particles are captured and the water dissipates before ever having the chance to spread.
Dust-A-Side Fog Cannons can be strategically placed near sources of dust, such as tip areas, roads or loading areas, to achieve effective dust suppression. They can be auto-activated by remote control centres, radar sensor, weather sensors or by means of remote activation (e.g. for blasting operations). The amount of water being used by the cannons can also be fully controlled in order to optimise water consumption.
Fog Cannons are typically set up on skids or a trailer for ease of mobility. They can also be self-powered through inclusion of an in-built diesel generator. Dust-A-Side proudly supplies cannons in a variety of sizes, with different throw ranges that can be either fixed or oscillating. Multiple fans can also be interlinked on larger sites for ease of operation and control.
The performance of our Fog Cannons can be further improved by adding a Dust-A-Side surfactant product like HydroWet. Hydrowet actively lowers the surface tension of water particles and makes it easier for the water and dust particles to agglomerate, particularly when managing hydrophobic materials such as coal and other fine ores.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dust control equipment such as fog cannons can be rented as required and clients can manage the operation of the equipment.
We are proud to present an array of practical and innovative solutions.
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.
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.
Our technical team will always be on hand to help ensure the success of your dust control strategy.
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