DUST COLLECTOR IMPROVES VISIBILITY
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Queensland Alumina Limited was loading and unloading raw product, using front end loaders and tipper trucks into an A-Frame shed which was creating airborne dust within. This dust was causing a dangerous situation for heavy vehicle operators entering the shed due to poor visibility. It was a major health and safety issue.
The rental of the dust collector would allow better visibility within the shed for loading and unloading of material. Cost was not that important as safety was the main concern. There was a recommendation for a large scale dust collector to remove as much airbourne material as possible.
A large 60000cfm dust collector installed in a 50ft container was installed on site which enabled 3 air-changes per-hour within the A-Frame structure.
Visibility was increased in the shed, thus reducing the chance of serious vehicle accidents. QAL realised that the dust collected within the dust collector was a very high grade product which they could sell on for an increased profit.
Dust collection units are an important component for blasting site environmental and personnel safety. The removal of dust and other hazardous air particles protects the employees on site, while also preventing harmful contaminates from escaping into the atmosphere without relying on personal respiratory equipment alone.
A dust collector is used to provide ventilation inside containment structures to maintain operator visibility and maintain the encapsulated area under a negative pressure. It is also important to dilute the levels of hazardous substances within the contained area to levels below the minimum requred protection factor for personnel within, as well as respirator equipment limitations.
Many older coatings contain a high percentage of lead which when pulverized into powder by abrasive blasting can form a hazardous and toxic dust. Company legal obligations on project sites are now requiring that a full dust-tight containment structure encapsulates all blasting operations to minimize the danger to personnel and the environment.
Dust drops into the hopper of the collector and is transferred by a screw conveyor to a conveniently located dust outlet for easy transfer to a receptacle for disposal.
The next step up in mobility — if you have a long project duration (2+ months), the yard towable trailer gives the ultimate site portability. While it needs to be loaded on a trailer to be delivered to the site, once onsite, it can be moved easily, as required. The ultra-heavy duty wheels & axels will last you many years of hard service.
Highway Towable Trailer
The ultimate mobility. Perfect for projects that are short in duration (under 2 months). The highway towable trailer means that the dust collection system and power/fan unit are all mounted on a highway certified trailer meaning that the unit can be moved anywhere at any time.
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