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Elevating Dust Suppression with Tower Mounts

Aiming 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, coal handling, and other various industries.

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 30 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.

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4 Advantages to Tower-Mounted Dust Suppression

1. Sharpens Angle of Attack

Taking advantage of Newton's gravitational theory, the dust suppression technology of atomized mist allies with gravity, helping 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.

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2. Controls Airborne and Surface Dust

Fugitive dust roaming the air is suppressed by the directed, atomized mist. Once the mist reaches the ground, the fine particles seal the creation point of the dust, reducing the particles generated by any action.

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.

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3. Powers Through Wind

Wind is perhaps the most difficult variable, because it can be highly unpredictable. Able to come from any direction with a wide range of strength, earth's gusts are a challenge to effective dust control.

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.

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4. Achieves Top to Bottom Dust Control

Piles within different industries can grow to substantial heights, evading the typical dust suppression range provided by a myriad of dust controlling techniques. By raising the height of the unit, the vertical reach of DustBoss units are extended reaching the highest of stockpiles.

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. Airborne particles and dust-generating processes are easily controlled at jobsites with effective dust suppression equipment.

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