Improving work conditions and long-term health benefits

Source capture and dust collecting in mines is key for workers and their general working environment conditions. Without collecting of dusts and fumes, workers would not be able to see their work a constant black cloud would be floating in the mine. Not only would that slow their work considerably, it would poison them and deteriorate their health rapidly.

Another reason as to why the right dust collector should be a priority, is for the risk of explosions. A scrubber water type dust collector is the best dust collector to prevent explosions, which want to be avoided at all cost to protect everyone in the mine.

Path of dust and fumes

The capture of dust and gases happens in three phases which should not be neglected to ensure safety of workers and the environment:
  • Capture: With our source capture equipment placed right at the origin of the dust emissions, the particles are drawn into the arm as soon as they are projected in the air preventing a cloud of dust and quick spread.
  • Transport: Once the particles have entered the arm, they are then transported through a duct system towards the third step, a filtration system.
  • Filtration/Evacuation: Once the dust has entered the ducting system, it can either be directed towards the exterior or through a filtration system to be redistributed inside the facility, saving energy and financial resources.

Combustible dust risks

Combustible dust is one of the biggest hazards in dust collecting. Our experts will help you navigate dust dangers to meet all requirements and standards such as NFPA and ATEX standards. They will guide you towards the right products to ensure safety for everyone in the working environment. To know if your dust is combustible, you can consult the OSHA dust poster of combustible dust.

Source capture and dust collecting for the mining industry is proven to be the best solution and the most efficient method to protect workers, equipment, and the environment.