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DCT produces mini dust control solution


March 12, 2015
By Rock to Road

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db-m_miniMarch 12, 2015 – Dust Suppression Technology has engineered
a smaller version of its low-turbulence atomized mist unit for applications
that require precision particle control without the disturbance of a fan-driven
design.

db-m_miniMarch 12, 2015 – Dust Suppression Technology has engineered
a smaller version of its low-turbulence atomized mist unit for applications
that require precision particle control without the disturbance of a fan-driven
design.

  

Developed for applications such as conveyor unloading points
and other limited-space dust-producing areas, the DustBoss DB-M Mini is built
to provide effective suppression without material disruption or saturation. Generating
a cascading mist of atomized droplets averaging 50-200 microns in size, the
unit has a throw of about 10 feet (3.04 meters) under calm conditions. The
result is effective fugitive particle management at the source of the problem,
with little pooling or runoff.

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“We’ve found suppression is best achieved by controlling
dust at the source whenever possible,” said DCT dust control specialist Carl
Harr. “We designed this compact version of the DB-M to fit into smaller spaces
to directly address those specific problem areas. It’s well suited to
applications involving very fine dust particles, such as slag dust or fly ash.”

 

The standard boom length is two feet, but can be specified
anywhere from 1-15 feet (.3 to 4.57 m). It is fitted at the end with a misting
head featuring nine atomizing nozzles. With a minimum required pressure of just
10 psi (.69 bar) and a maximum of 100 psi (6.89 bar), water is fed through a
standard 3/4" swivel hose coupling or an optional 1-1/2" NPT
connection. The water travels through an in-line 75 mesh (200 micron) filter,
up the boom and to the head, where the atomizing nozzles fracture the flow into
millions of droplets, which are distributed evenly across the target area.

 

Along with the customizable boom length, proprietary
Variable Particle Sizing (VPS) Technology allows specialized nozzles to be
added, removed or replaced on the head in order to customize droplet sizes for
optimum suppression. If using potable water, nozzles need only be inspected
once per year. 

 

An optional dosing pump can be attached for accurate
metering of odor control additives, surfactants to improve binding to
particles, or tackifying agents to help seal ground-level dust and prevent it
from becoming airborne. The unit runs on water pressure alone, requiring no
electrical hookup.