Major dust-suppression equipment company Dust Control Technology (DCT) has announced the introduction of a 180° oscillation option on its two largest designs, effectively quadrupling the coverage area of each machine. With this
breakthrough, the company is now able to deliver effective particle control over more than 80,000ft2 of area from a single location with its flagship model, the DustBoss DB-60, allowing users to cover nearly two full acres with a powerful dust-trapping mist.
“These new options mean that customers can suppress dust and odour particles over a far greater area
without having to move the equipment,” commented DCT president Edwin
Peterson. “That contributes to even greater payback, either by reducing the
number of machines needed for a given job or avoiding the need to relocate the
DustBoss to cover additional areas.”
When equipped with the expanded oscillation option, the revised designs
require that engineers change to a centre water feed to accommodate the increased
range of motion. They must also install a larger motor on the DB-60 or its cousin,
the DustBoss DB-45, to handle the additional work. The machines will have four different settings,
and users can select from 45°, 90°, 135° or 180° options to suit the specific job requirements on any given day.
The DB-60 employs a series of 30 specially-designed brass nozzles to atomize water into droplets 50–200 microns in size, the optimum for effective particle attraction. Launched by a powerful 25 HP motor that generates 30,000 CFM (nearly 850m3 per minute), the atomized spray has a throw of more than 200 feet (approximately 60 metres), yet the carriage-mounted device is completely portable, allowing it to be located wherever it’s
needed most. The unit has an adjustable throw angle from 0-50° elevation. An optional 10 HP (7.5 KW) booster pump elevates water pressure in the DB-60 as high as 200psi for outstanding particle suppression.
The oscillating DB-45 can deliver a virtual dust barrier that covers more than 40,000ft2 (approximately 3,716m2), with a
throw of nearly half a football field. With its 15HP (11.2Kw) fan, the DB-45 generates 18,000 CFM (510CMM) of air flow to maximize coverage and particle capture. Like the more powerful DB-60, the design also features adjustable
elevation from 0–50°.
All of the DustBoss models are available with the company’s Variable Particle
SizingTMtechnology, providing customers with a wide selection of different nozzles
for suppressing a broad range of particle sizes. VPS can be used to control dust
outside the typical 50–200m range, such as odour-causing vapours or very fine solids.
Any of the DustBoss designs can be ordered with a dosing pump to add
surfactants for superior particle attraction or additives for odor control, and can be
equipped with a supplemental filter system permitting the use of non-potable water sources.
Dust Control Technology is a global leader in dust and odour control solutions for demolition, recycling, scrap processing, mining and rock industries. The company’s DustBoss product line
helps reduce labour costs vs. manual sprays, freeing up manpower for more important tasks. The automated units also use less water than hoses and sprinklers, with some customers realizing payback in less than six months and netting an annual cost savings of more than $50,000.