How dust suppression works

It’s important to capture airborne dust particles with water droplets of the same size as the dust particle (fig 2) otherwise the droplet will pass over or through the dust particle (fig 1).

Many sites still use a fire hose, this isn’t effective due to the very large droplet size produced and high water volume, also leading to unnecessary flooding and wasted water.

This method of dust suppression also places your operatives in the dust danger area.

Dustquip design their equipment so water is atomised to the optimal size and can be positioned where the dust source is. The added benefits are removing persons from the area who may be at risk from the danger zone and dust exposure

Our range of atomising nozzles produces a fog or mist that can be specified correctly to suppress the dust. Careful attention is given to the application to ensure water and energy isn’t wasted.