Dust is a common problem in many industries.
It can be generated from a variety of sources, including demolition, crushing, grinding, mining, and sanding. Dust can be harmful to workers’ health, as it can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. It can also be a fire hazard, not to mention the damage it can do to the environment.
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhaling crystalline silica dust and is something that needs to be considered by businesses. Employers have a responsibility to their workers, the general public, and local wildlife, to ensure that they keep dust under control and prevent it from becoming a hazard.
What is Wet Dust Suppression?
Wet dust suppression is a method of controlling dust by using water. Water is sprayed on the work area to wet the dust particles, making them heavier and less likely to become airborne. Wet dust suppression is a very effective method of dust control, and it is used in a variety of industries, including mining, construction, and manufacturing.
We believe it is important that the water droplets used are matched to the dust particle sizes for maximum effectiveness. We often see spray bars and low-pressure systems installed which simply don’t work.
There are a few different ways to wet dust suppress. One way is to use a water sprayer. Water sprayers can be used to spray a fine mist of water over the work area. This helps to wet the dust particles and prevent them from becoming airborne
Another way to wet dust suppress is to use a water curtain. Water curtains are created by using a high-pressure water hose to create a curtain of water. The water curtain helps to block dust from becoming airborne.
Finally, wet dust suppression can also be done using foggers. Foggers are devices that create a fine mist of water. The fogger is placed in the work area, and it releases a fine mist of water that helps to wet the dust particles.
The best method of wet dust suppression for a particular industry will vary depending on the type of dust being generated, the size of the work area, and the budget.
Benefits of Wet Dust Suppression
In addition to being an effective method of dust control, wet dust suppression also has a few other benefits. For example, wet dust suppression can help to reduce fire hazards.
Additionally, it can help to improve the working conditions for workers by reducing dust levels and improving air quality and reduce air temperatures where people are working creating a better working environment.
If you are looking for a way to control dust in your industry, wet dust suppression is a good option to consider. It is an effective method of dust control that has a number of benefits.
Tips for Wet Dust Suppression in Industry:
- Use the right amount of water. Too much water can be just as harmful as too little water. The goal is to wet the dust particles enough to make them heavier and less likely to become airborne.
- Use the right type of water. If the water is too dirty, it can actually spread the dust around. Use clean, filtered water for best results.
- Maintain the equipment. The equipment used for wet dust suppression should be properly maintained to ensure that it is working effectively.
- Train workers on wet dust suppression procedures. Workers should be trained on the importance of wet dust suppression and the procedures that they should follow.
Our Range of Dust Suppression Machines
At Dustquip, our equipment is designed to provide optimum dust control and suppression. We offer a range of machines for hire or purchase, each designed for specific dust and odour control projects.
Our team is extremely knowledgeable about our machines, how they work, and which is the best solution for your business. They will not only recommend and provide the best machinery they will also demonstrate the equipment and give you the option to hire one before purchase.
To keep your workplace safe and healthy, and manage the dust produced on your construction or demolition project, get in touch to discover how we can help.