To mitigate fugitive dust emissions at mining operations, environmental solutions company I-CAT offers end-to-end integrated dust-management solutions that comply with all relevant industry regulations and standards.
The use of water mist fire-suppression technologies has been increasing as more land-based applications have been identified and the benefits of such technologies are being realised by industry leaders and experts, says environmental solutions company I-CAT mechanical engineer Jeanri van Tonder.
Environmental solutions company I-CAT Fire Solutions in January this year commissioned the Institut fur Brandschutztechnik und Sicherheitsforschung, or the Institute for Fire Protection and Security Research (IBS Institute) in Linz, Austria, to certify the suitability of its fire suppression system for large transformers.
While most companies try to remove at least one of the factors necessary for a fire to exist when putting out a fire, environmental solutions company I-CAT’s Fire Solutions removes at least two components.
About 75% of coal mines in South Africa have to contend with the risk of the spontaneous combustion of coal dust when material is tipped from load haul dump trucks (LHDs).
Environmental consultancy and product developer I-CAT officially launched its localised dust suppression (LDS) system at the Electra Mining 2018 exhibition, which was held in Johannesburg two weeks ago.
Fires and explosions pose a constant threat to the safety of underground miners and to the productive capacity of mines. They result in loss of life and property damage on a scale unmatched in other industrial sectors, head of fire division for I-CAT ANDRO GIBHARD tells SASCHA SOLOMONS.
I-CAT offers highly-effective dust suppression systems for mines, based on extensive research and development, coupled with affordability. It is able to provide end-to-end integrated dust-management solutions that comply with all relevant industry regulations and standards.
I-CAT offers highly-effective dust-suppression systems for mines, based on extensive research and development, coupled with affordability. Thus it is able to provide end-to-end integrated dust-management solutions that comply with all relevant industry regulations and standards.
As dust suppression systems remain a grudge buy for many dust-emitting operations such as quarries and mines in Africa at large, South African supplier I-CAT reiterates that, apart from just meeting legislative requirements, the benefits of efficient and effective dust suppression systems are many and proven. Lourens Jansen van Rensburg, director at I-CAT, a South African supplier of dust suppression systems since 2008, says benefits of efficient and effective dust suppression systems are proven and multip
According to the latest data released by the Department of Water Affairs’ (DWA) “Weekly State of the Reservoirs” report, the reserves of water storage facilities nationwide have dropped from 76,8% full in 2014, to just 65,3% full as of 2 November 2015. More worryingly, the report revealed that the levels dropped from 66,2% full to the current 65,3%, within the space of just one week.
Government, mining houses and trade unions are working together to eliminate industry fatalities by 2020, following amendments to Chapter 16 of the Mine Health and Safety Act Regulations agreed to by all parties in late-2014 at the Mine Health and Safety Tripartite Summit. All parties that attended the Summit have prioritised the health and safety of workers, as well as the mining sector’s moral obligation to do all that is possible to achieve ‘Zero Harm’ status.
Increasingly stringent environmental legislation has resulted in onsite dust suppression systems playing a role of continued importance in the African mining industry, and I-CAT Environmental Solutions has been a leader in this field since 2007.