DCT offers new dust suppression bracket
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
The new bracket design allows quick removal and replacement of the manifold
Dust Control Technology (DCT) has introduced a new quick-release manifold bracket, engineered to limit worker exposure to harsh service environments and potential safety hazards, while minimising process downtime.
Designed to fit all fan-driven models of DustBoss atomised mist dust suppression equipment, the bracket design allows removal and replacement of the manifold in about five minutes, with no tools required. It secures the manifold in position, allowing maintenance personnel to remove and replace quickly for routine cleaning or other service.
“The nozzles are one of the critical elements of atomised mist technology,” says Carl Harr, sales representative for Dust Control Technology, an innovator in openarea dust suppression.
“No matter what water source is used for dust suppression, it’s going to contain minerals and other dissolved solids, which build up on a microscopic level until eventually the accumulation will interfere with droplet production.
“In the past, some customers have purchased a spare set of nozzles, which helped reduce downtime by allowing maintenance workers to install clean nozzles on their own schedule, rather than when the nozzles were getting plugged. In some industries that still required a worker to shut down the machine and spend 20-30 minutes in hostile conditions to remove and replace nozzles for cleaning. And in many cases, if the dust suppression stops, the operation went on hold.”
The new bracket can be retrofitted to any of DCT’s existing fan-driven designs, and customers can order one mounting kit to fit DustBoss models DB-45, DB-60 or DB-100.