The need for dust suppressants in the mining industry continues to increase due to health, safety, and regulatory reasons. Whether on a surface or underground mine, dust and other particulates are a constant safety concern for those working in the mining industry. Courtesy of ‘Tradelink Publications Ltd.’
v. Jan/Feb 2018. A four-step process is used to develop a total solution approach for the challenges a West Virginia, US based longwall mining operation was experiencing. The process included, site audit, recommendation, implementation, review and secondary audit. As well as the introduction of DUSTGRIP® JFP-95 to reduce dust emissions.
Adding DUSTGRIP® TURBO to a continuous miner reduced dust levels at an underground mining operation from 1.65 mg/m3 to .95 mg/m3. Also, DUSTGRIP® 007 reduced the amount of respirable dust generated on their roadways. Case Study. Quaker Chemical
Quaker worked with the mine to conduct a trial with the recommended DUSTGRIP® JFP-95 and a custom built manifold to fit the customer’s equipment.
Dust can create problems that impact operational efficiency, impair visibility, increase accident risk, and have detrimental effects on the health of workers and the environment. To address these issues, companies in different industries use dust suppression, which is a continuous and costly activity that requires a large amount of water on a regular basis.