Why dust control is necessary
Dust control in industry is legislated among most countries worldwide because dust can be lethal. If not controlled, dust can create extreme personnel health and environmental issues. The potentially negative impact on worker health and the environment is exacerbated by the fact that, in the right circumstances, dust poses an explosion risk.
Once airborne, fugitive dust (minute air-suspended mineral dust particles) has the potential to manifest respiratory diseases like asbestosis and silicosis, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It also causes damage to electronics and equipment due to its ability to enter minuscule areas. If not effectively managed, dust can dampen your bottom line.
These factors have led to dust control becoming one of the most important challenges at mine sites and processing plants and contributed to the development of advanced dust control technologies.
Benefits of implementing a dust control system
The benefits of implementing a dust controller on your site are numerous. A few of them include:
- Healthier work environments
- Greatly reduced risk of dust-related explosions
- Increased environmental compliance
- Less unscheduled downtime