High Pressure water solution to suppress dust in quarries
Dust at quarry sites is a health hazard in terms of dust inhalation and dust pollution. Through blasting, crushing, screening, transportation and storage of quarry material, small particles can become airborne, posing a health risk to workers, local communities and the environment. One of the UK’s largest aggregate companies had a major issue with airborne dust and needed a solution to control the problem in a more effective way than its current methods.
Indequip approached the aggregate company to introduce the concept of dust suppression through misting, whereby tiny water particles are projected into the air, which trap the dust and bring it to the ground. Assessing the companies needs and requirements, Indequip developed a dust suppression system that would significantly reduce if not eradicate the issue of dust within their factory.