Dust Suppression in Mining Sites
Dust consists of small airborne particles and occurs primarily due to wind and traffic movements. The dust particle sizes differ according to the nature of the activity that generated them and this determines the dust control method to be implemented. Companies in the mining industry are tasked with monitoring and controlling their dust emissions, because dust is created in every step of the mining process: mine construction, extraction, processing, storage and transportation.
There are different dust control techniques used in mining and construction sites. Water is the most widely used dust suppressant. To date, the most widely utilized dust control measure has been particle accumulation through the capillary effect of water.
Sprinkler irrigation is primarily used for heap leaching on the mining sites. They are also perfect for dust suppression, slope irrigation, rinsing, and evaporation.
Sprinkler systems are highly effective for dust control and suppression by distributing water droplets more evenly over large areas. This system helps keeping dust particles from being airborne and capturing the ones that are already airborne, while manage to run beyond the dust-causing event to knock down the entire dust cloud.
Our gear driven sprinklers conserve energy and deliver exceptional uniformity and are becoming hugely popular in the mining industry. The droplets have an ideal size to avoid compacting the soil while it is also sufficient not to evaporate. It is proven to be cost-effective than other method, providing a more reliable and lasting low-maintenance solution that is easier to implement.
DuCaR Dust Jet and Dust Jet Pro are specially designed gear drive dust control and suppression sprinkler to allow irrigation and humidification of large lands with minimum water consumption. Replaceable water breaker and gear drive mechanism ensure the droplets are spread over the working area in a form of mist screen. As the gear drive dust control sprinkler moves constantly, it ensures uninterrupted dust suppression. It has excellent and same forward and reverse speed. The Dust Jet is resistant to light to medium degree chemical.
DuCaR Black Jet is a special product, which has been developed for acidic and abrasive waters. The inside and outside of the product has been coated with powder paint, totally resistant against chemicals. Thus, the detrimental effect of the chemicals has been removed. The moving and turning parts have been produced of stainless steels and engineering plastics, which are resistant against chemicals. Although the water line is stainless steel, it is also coated with special powder paint. At metal fittings, which contact the water, stainless steel has been used. These headers are used mainly for industrial applications, engineering with acidic and abrasive waters and dust suppression rather than the agricultural use. You can suppress the dust with this product at coal stores near the sea shore with sea water. DuCaR Black Jet is also suitable for leach fields in the mining. The materials used have been chosen from materials, resistant against abrasive fluids and chemicals, which are used in the leach fields. The adjustable jet breaker makes it possible to control the droplet size. This product provides saving on time and reduces your work. It is also suitable for gold, silver and copper mines. Please contact us for more information.
If you would like to cover bigger areas, we also have DuCaR Jet 200 which is the biggest rain gun sprinkler in the market. It features medium to high pressure operations (3 to 9 Bars), and provides perfectly even distribution for short, medium, and long distance, thanks to the two-hole nozzle mechanism.
Additional Fire Protection on the Mine Sites
Mine sites across Australia are both broad and varied in how they operate as well as the critical natural resources that they search for. However, all have in common, highly expensive and mission critical equipment that typically operate day and night under extreme hostile conditions. The last thing a mining operation can afford is a fire. Not only will it threaten the safety of operators and destroy vital equipment, a devastating fire most certainly will be catastrophic to production and profits. This is why it is so important to ensure that all these missions’ critical equipment is protected by appropriate fire protection systems. DuCaR Fire Jet Pro is not only an excellent choice for dust suppression in the mining sites, but also a great sprinkler for fire protection. Quick-adjustable nozzle that comes as standard with the product allows quick adjustment for high-speed rotation at low pressure, slow rotation at high pressure. This important function makes it suitable for firefighting and all kinds of irrigation applications.
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Whether you are looking for solutions in dust suppression, dewatering, or water transfer, IrrigationBox can direct you to the most effective and efficient products and solution that suits your site’s needs and budget.