Dust production in mining and tunnelling operations is an inevitable hurdle, especially when working with heavy equipment. Dust suppression products and systems for underground mines and tunnels are vital to protect mine workers and maintain equipment productivity.
Why Is Dust Suppression in Mining So Important?
Crushers, truck dumps, conveyor belt transfer points, transport loading and bin filling stations are all parts of a mining system where dust generation is excessive.
Whether it’s an underground coal mine or a surface mine, dust particles in the air can present a number of problems.
Dust can cause potential damage to machinery and equipment, slowing down operations and incurring unneeded maintenance and repair costs.
Dust in the atmosphere can also be incredibly perilous when mixed with gas, creating ignition hazards and high flammability scenarios.
As well as the above problems, coal dust is a known carcinogen that can cause miner’s lung disease, otherwise known as pneumoconiosis. This is just one more reason why preventative dust control and suppression in mining environments is so vital.
Mining Dust Suppression Products & Systems from Carroll Technologies
So how can mine owners suppress dust generation? Airflow control and efficient ventilation are essential to increase air quality. Coal mines especially rely on air filtration systems and mine sealants to keep dust particles at a safe level.
When it comes to mine sealants and dust suppression chemical products, Silent-Seal is leading the way with its efficient mine ventilation air sealant foam spray.
Mine foam is available through Carroll Technologies, experts in mine safety solutions and equipment suppliers to more than 800 mines across North America.
Carroll also supplies the MineBoss 2.0 from PBE, a centralized control system that monitors and controls atmospheric monitoring, fire and dust suppression systems, power supplies/battery back-up, fans and airflow systems.
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