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Dust suppression units achieve UL and CSA certification

Dust Control Technology

DCT DustBoss products meet Underwriters Laboratories and Canadian Standards Association standards

DUST Control Technology (DCT) have announced their most established core products have successfully achieved Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards.

After a lengthy testing phase, three direct-drive designs from DCT – the Dustboss DB-30, DB-45 and DB-60 – have been certified for the US and Canada. They are said to be the first atomized misting units for dust control to earn the coveted recognition, reinforcing the manufacturer’s position as a world leader in safety for dust control equipment.

‘UL certification affirms the safety of these three fan-driven designs,’ commented DCT general manager Laura Stiverson. ‘Their effectiveness has been proven through more than a decade of use in severe operating conditions, such as demolition, mining and coal handling. From the time of their introduction, product safety has always been a priority, but now customers have the added assurance of certification by an independent source.’

Meeting standards developed by UL and CSA, the evaluation and certification process was conducted by SGS, a globally respected Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) accredited by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). The organization is an ISO Guide 65-accredited by International Accounting Standards (IAS) to list products in the US.  

The NRTL programme was created by OSHA in 1995 to standardize testing across multiple providers and has become the measure of safety testing for equipment manufactured around the world.

The certification process required DCT to submit equipment for rigorous testing under a specific set of criteria. In addition to equipment testing and quality assurance process review, the company had to meet an ongoing series of benchmarks in order to maintain the certification, including factory inspection and quarterly product inspections.  

The DustBoss series of oscillating atomizing sprayers is designed for safe and effective open-area dust suppression with a variety of safety features, including: fans with heavy-duty guarding; atomizer rings with safe pressure output; and industrial strength, steel-framed wheeled carriage/skid mounts.  

The high-powered fans also distribute atomized mist at noise levels below OSHA-approved decibel thresholds, while low water usage ensures safer control of runoff.

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