Dust Control Technology launch new DB-100 Fusion model
US company introduces its largest trailer-mounted dust-suppression system to date
ILLINOIS-based Dust Control Technology (DCT) have launched their largest ever trailer-mounted dust suppressor – the DustBoss DB-100 Fusion. The mobile dust-suppression unit features a powerful atomized mist design with a 100m throw distance and the ability to deliver 140,000 sq ft of coverage area.
Designed for large open-air applications such as mines, coal-handling plants and aggregate operations, the DB-100 Fusion is powered by its own 150kW generator set with a 6.8-litre John Deere Tier III flex diesel engine, all securely mounted on an optional roadworthy dual-axle trailer with stabilizing jacks.
The unit delivers effective particle control in a mobile-friendly platform that can be positioned directly at the source of dust-generating activities – even on sites without an available power supply. The new DustBoss design can even be specified with a high-lift pump for drawing water from a stationary source, such as a private pond.
‘We had many discussions with customers who were interested in expanding their dust-management coverage after seeing our smaller DB-60 Fusion,’ commented Laura Stiverson, president of DCT. ‘We engineered the new design to meet those needs yet still remain highly mobile and able to be towed easily just about anywhere on a job site.’
The versatile DB-100 unit is equipped with a 150-gallon fuel tank, providing 32h of run time without refuelling. Doors are equipped with hinges and doorstops for easy access, while the generator’s engine compartment is fitted with sound attenuation.
Day-to-day operation is managed by a remotely located on/off switch outside of the enclosure. For convenience, a 120V socket for auxiliary tools and a plug-in for a battery charger and block heater are also located outside.
To achieve its 100m throw distance, the dust suppression unit utilizes a 60hp electric fan motor coupled with inlet water pressure of 10–90 psi through a booster pump to achieve pressures as high as 250 psi in total.
Unlike industrial sprinkler systems used for dust management, which can require as much as 500 gal/min of water, the DB-100 Fusion uses only about 38 gal/min, to help avoid pooling or run-off. The dust-control system shatters the inlet stream into millions of tiny droplets in the 50–200 micron range – an ideal size for suppressing fugitive dust particles in most cases. The device can also be customized with alternative nozzle options for specialized applications.
The standard machine is fed by 30 nozzles that are specifically sized and positioned for the new design. The DB-100 Fusion features simple, user-defined oscillation, along with adjustable elevation from –7º to +45º. It can be fitted with a dosing pump to accurately meter in surfactants or tackifiers to further enhance binding of dust particles.
The unit can be set up to run potable water and can also be fitted with a selection of filters to handle non-potable water sources. For applications in which a water source contains high amounts of sediment, additional external filters are available.
While the DB-100 unit typically runs on a standard 480V, customers can also specify the dust-suppression system in a wide range of voltages to suit locations anywhere in the world.