Generac Mobile Products has launched the DF 3000 Mobile Power Tank (MPT) model to add to its DF Ecology range of dust suppression units.
The model is equipped with a fog cannon, generating set and 1,000 litre water tank positioned on an adjustable telescopic mast reaching over 4m.
The new dust suppression unit is said to be ideal for use on small- to medium-sized sites where water and energy are limited. It consumes only 10% water and includes an efficient Yanmar diesel engine with up to 3 hours of continual operation to cover an area of up to 20m.
Generac Mobile Products said that construction sites in the UK were amongst some of the major contributors to air pollution, responsible for 7.5% of nitrogen oxide emissions, 8% of large particle emissions and 14.5% of emissions of the most dangerous fine particles.
The company launched its first dust suppression unit in 2009 with the aim to reduce such pollution on construction sites.
Andy Thompson, sales manager for Pramac-Generac UK, the UK division of Generac Mobile Products, said, “In our industry we tend to focus on delivering products powered by alternative fuels, but for us this is only one element on the sustainability agenda.
“We believe sustainability should also focus on delivering products which help site managers control and manage the long term, environmental impact of the area they are operating in for themselves and others. The DF 3000 MPT provides a practical and safe solution for construction and rail sectors as they take proactive measures to manage onsite dust and steps towards reducing air pollution.”