REDUCE DUST ON JOBSITE BY 95%
Ships loading grain into cargo holds were creating a large amount of dust at Patrick Terminals. While dust suppression equipment was being installed on-site, our client needed a quick fix to improve visibility while continuing work.
BlastOne recommended a large enough dust collector to remove airbourne dust from escaping the cargo ship’s open hold. The greatest cost was the rental of a 20,000cfm machine for a six week period.
We implemented a 20,000cfm dust collector placed on the deck of the cargo ship with ducting along the edge of the hold. Strategic tarps were placed across the cargo hold, which allowed only air to escape into the dust collector.
By using tarps and the dust collector, escaping dust was reduced by 95%. The dust by-product was captured in the dust collector and later used as good product.
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.