Dust Management in Mining 


OVERVIEW

The key to dust management is identifying and understanding the most effective method of minimising the dust problem. Applying efficient dust suppression, prevention and control methods are the most effective solutions.

Mining operations around the world strive to improve production output, minimise waste and reduce downtime. Maintaining the quality of nozzles is critical for efficient dust management.

A common misconception among many mining sites has been the belief that as long as nozzles are capable of spraying, they are functioning properly – this is far from the truth. Dust can significantly impact the efficiency of your operations and affect the health of your employees. 

Regular mine site inspections are an essential part of proper onsite maintenance. The engineers at Spraying Systems Co. have an improved understanding of nozzle technology and their applications which allows for a thorough and accurate inspection. After their visit, our engineers will be able to provide a comprehensive written report of their findings and recommendations that will be able to assist you in furthering the prevention of dust accumulation in your mining operations.  

Effective and efficient systems use spray technology to apply water and/or chemicals such as wetting, foaming and binding agents on to dust particles. However, the system configuration varies depending on the goal – dust prevention and control or airborne dust suppression. Most operations require both prevention or control and suppression to effectively manage dust. It is important to understand the differences between prevention and suppression systems to ensure proper spray nozzle specification and operation.

KEY APPLICATIONS

Stockpiles Solutions
Conveyor Solutions
ROM Bin Solutions
Chute Dust Solutions
Rail Car Veneering
AutoJet® Belt Cleaning System
Filtration in Mines
Wet Screening