Fusion powers dust suppression
By Lindsay Gale09 June 2015
Dust Control Technology has announced the release of the new DB-60 Fusion, a trailer-mounted combination of a Dustboss DB-60 water canon combined with a diesel generator to produce a versatile and transportable system able of delivering up to 5,834 square metres (62,800 square feet) of coverage.
The DB-60 Fusion forces water through a circular stainless steel manifold with 30 atomising spray nozzles, then launches millions of tiny droplets with a powerful 25 HP fan that produces 30,000 CFM (849.50 CMM) of air flow. Atomized mist droplets of 50 to 200 microns in size are thrown out in a 60 m (200 ft) cone at an adjustable 0 to 50° elevation angle, capturing airborne dust particles and dragging them to the ground. Unlike industrial sprinklers used for the same purpose, which can require 1893 litres/minute (500 gal/minute or more of water, the DB-60 uses about 87 litres/minute (23 gal/minute)to help avoid pooling or runoff.
The unit is paired with a 45 KW gen set featuring a John Deere Tier III Flex engine featuring a 100-gallon fuel tank, allowing up to 24 hours of runtime. The efficient diesel engine delivers 480 Volts (60 Hz) with a full load current of 46 amps. The Fusion also has a 120-volt outlet to provide jobsite power for any accessories or tools.
“Controlling air quality is essential for communities surrounding a construction or demolition project, but even in places with little infrastructure, dust can choke worksites and foul equipment,” said DCT President Laura Stiverson. “We engineered the Fusion to be highly mobile, with its own power source, able to be easily towed anywhere on a job site.”