Why Simple Is Better In Dust Control Systems
Many environmental control systems for indoor or outdoor applications are becoming more and more complex, which in itself isn’t a bad thing. However, when complex means more costly to operate with lower efficiency, it is simply not the best option or the right choice.
One of the most effective options for dust control and suppression has always been the use of water. Large amounts of water also create their own issues, which is why today’s effective dust control systems use fog or mist rather than large volumes of water to solve the problem.
Mist and Fog
Top indoor and outdoor dust control systems use mist or fog to create the ideal conditions to trap dust particles and allow them to settle back down to the surfaces. Here, the slightly moist dust particles, which are just microns in size themselves, will remain on the surface and can be removed.
In outdoor operations, fogging is often used, which produces a higher volume of extremely fine micron-sized water droplets. These can be propelled a significant distance through the use of a fog cannon that is mounted on a trailer for mobility or permanently mounted in one location.
To add direction to the fog, these dust control systems use powerful blower fans within the system. These can direct the fog or mist across both the desired length and width for effective coverage.
For indoor applications dust, suppression systems use the same technology, just on a smaller scale. Wall or ceiling mounted fans, and misters provide a continual source of mist over the desired area, keeping the air free from dust particles with a very simple, low maintenance system.
Companies with experience in working in a variety of industries have customized and specialized systems for every application. This can help in finding the best option for your dust control requirements.