Stockpile dust suppression has been simplified with the I-CAT retractable stockpile dust ring (R-SDR) system, which has been developed to address dust issues at conveyor discharge points.
The R-SDR system creates a virtual curtain around material flow for outstanding particle containment. As I-CAT technical manager Morne van Wyk said, “The R-SDR system surrounds the discharge flow on all sides, providing simple, focused dust management that is well suited to continuous duty applications, such as radial stackers.”
The R-SDR system boasts a stainless steel misting ring designed for mounting at the end of conveyor belts to aid in dust suppression at the discharge point. What’s more, a variable configuration allows nozzles to be added, removed or replaced with different types and sizes to suit specific applications.
The PLC-controlled system also consumes low amounts of water, and a booster pump can be added to increase water flow and pressure. Van Wyk says a hose can be supplied with the unit, which also comes with the option of being equipped with a two-way valve for manual control of water flow.
Van Wyk added, “The water hose connects directly to male pipe threads on the ring. Water flow can be controlled between 12.3 to 200.44 /pm at 6.89 bar of input. A water filter can be added for use with non-potable water, for droplet sizes ranging between 50 and 200 microns.”