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DTI: Dust Control at Concrete Crushing Facilities

As the demolition materials choose one of their many paths of life to walk throughout the industries, some choose the path that leads them to concrete crushing facilities. Large bulk aggregate is often brought to these facilities to be broken down from large chunks into more manageable sizes. Concrete from paved roads or structural foundations are large sources of sizable materials that find their way to these facilities.

At the concrete crushing facilities, four main points create lots of undesirable concrete dust and potential health issues.

  1. Industrial Crushers
  2. Initial Material Transfer
  3. Hopper Dumping
  4. Conveyor Discharge Points

During these operations, DustBoss equipment jumps into the fray protecting workers and the environment from unwanted concrete dust and the health hazards it can bring.

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Crushing Equipment

Concrete crushing facilities are designed to handle rock big and small coming from demolition materials. The large aggregate chunks sent to the facilities see the primary crusher first. These large crushers handle breaking down the bulky rocks into smaller, more manageable sizes. Once the rocks are no longer in massive chunks, the rocks continue to a secondary crusher for additional sizing. The materials continue to be processed until to the favorable size is reached.

During these sizing processes, the crushers create copious amounts of dust while ripping the rock apart. To combat the dust, DustBoss implements its atomized mist to control particles from migrating any further than the equipment. High positioned DustBoss tower units blanket the designated area, making sure dust doesn't stand a chance. With the raging dust controlled, the crushers continue without any dust-related health concerns.

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Transporting Process

The transportation process of demolition materials in nearly all industries creates pesky dust. At concrete crushing facilities, dust is generated at multiple points. Front end loaders, hoppers, and conveyor discharge points all bring dust when operational.

Front end loaders transfer the incoming demolition materials to the hopper. Picking up these rocks creates dust as they are disturbed and dumped into the hopper. DustBoss cannon units at the ground or tower level provide coverage during the transfer of materials using automatic oscillation to follow the front end loaders' movement.

As the hopper holds the newly gained materials, it can release regulated amounts of materials to a conveyor connected to an industrial crusher. As the rock is transferred from the hopper to the conveyor, small amounts of harmful dust is generated. The DB-M Mini reaches these smaller creation points to directly address the fugitive dust.

Once the materials on the conveyors reach the discharge point leading into the crusher, dust is created as the rock exits the belt. Here, the DB-Ring lives to help take down conveyor dust. The aggregate passes through the dust control ring to catch and drop any unwanted dust created during the quick transfer.

Once the material passes through the crusher, the smaller rock is either stockpiled for later use or a future transfer, or it is taken directly to another crusher for a similar process.

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Crushing facilities are an essential industry for large, rock-based demolition materials to visit. At these facilities, lots of dust is generated that can cause harm to the workers, environment, and community near the area. With proper dust control, those worries of possible harm are swept away. DustBoss is ready to help any site with problematic dust, and concrete crushing facilities is just one of the many paths in DustBoss throughout the Industries, which also includes transfer stations, scrap yards, steel mills, and port facilities.

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