4 advantages of tower-mounted dust suppression

Scrapyard dust controlAiming down from above can take your dust suppression to the next level.

Designed to address ongoing operations that generate dust in fixed locations, tower-mounted DustBoss fan-powered units are well suited for slag handling, aggregate processing, recycling operations and coal handling.

DustBoss tower mounting kits include a base of hot dip galvanized steel pipe from 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) in diameter and up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length.

Manual or motorized height adjustment allows operators to change the height easily from the ground. When fitted with the optional electric jack, changes can be made via the control panel or from a remote location.

Four advantages to tower-mounted dust suppression include:

1. Sharpens Angle of Attack

Gravity is an ally of atomized mist dust suppression, helping to drive particles to the ground.

By placing the DustBoss above material stockpiles or stationary dust-generating activity and aiming the plume downward, the 50 – 200 micron sized droplets can be projected directly onto the material, creating a downward flow of mist that suppresses airborne particles and traps ground-level dust.

2. Increases Coverage Area

The coverage area of each DustBoss unit depends on the size of the fan, barrel, atomizing ring and nozzles, as well as the degree of oscillation. For example, the DB-60 at ground level has a throw of 200 feet (60+ meters), and when equipped with full oscillation, it can blanket 125,000 sq/ft (11,613 sq/m) from a single location.

Both throw distance and total coverage area can be increased even further by raising the height of the machine.

3. Powers Through Wind

Wind is perhaps the most difficult variable, because it can be highly unpredictable.

With a tower-mounted unit, the atomized mist can be precisely aimed, directly targeting dust at the source and preventing particle migration. Designed to withstand wind loads of at least 100 mph (161 kph), tower-mounted systems can be fully automated. Equipping units with wind and weather sensors, units can be programmed to automatically adjust elevation and oscillation range to compensate for changing conditions.

4. Achieves Top to Bottom Control

Pile height is often limited by the range of the dust suppression technique. By raising the height of the unit, thereby increasing its vertical reach, stockpiles can be larger.

Expanding the limits of dust suppression technology depends on the ability to customize equipment and installation for specific materials and operating environments. Elevating your DustBoss can only improve your dust suppression strategy.

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