Indequip approached the aggregate company to introduce the concept of dust suppression through misting, whereby tiny water particles are projected into the air, which trap the dust and bring it to the ground. Assessing the companies needs and requirements, Indequip developed a dust suppression system that would significantly reduce if not eradicate the issue of dust within their factory.
The system enables water to be sprayed through a tiny orifice in the nozzle (0.15mm) at extremely high pressure, 70bar (1015 psi), creating the misting or fog needed to capture the dust particles and bring them to the ground, thus tackling the problem at its source. These nozzles are being used in mobile and stationary misting cannons which can project fog over areas from 50 to 450 feet away.
Each nozzle can be adjusted according to the application, wind conditions and amount of moisture required, all of which can be controlled remotely through electronic controllers. The very nature of the Hydraulic pressure used, reduces the water consumption required in this process, thus providing a cost-effective, energy saving and environmentally friendly solution for dust control
This was very much a trial system as they had never previously been involved with this kind of project. A successful installation led onto additional business and Indequip is now able to assist with dust suppression in many industries including demolition, mining, construction and waste management, providing solutions which mean OSHA standards.