Date: October 20, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[ Peoria, IL ] -- One of the world leaders in dust suppression equipment 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, Dust Control Technology is now able to deliver effective particle control over more than 80,000 square feet 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 odor 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."
To incorporate the expanded oscillation option, DCT engineers change to a center water feed to accommodate the increased range of motion. They 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 850 cubic meters per minute), the atomized spray has a throw of more than 200 feet (approx. 60 meters), 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.
The oscillating DB-45 can deliver a virtual dust barrier that covers more than 40,000 square feet (approx. 3,716 square meters), with a throw of nearly half a football field. With its 15 HP (11.2 Kw) fan, the DB-45 generates 18,000 CFM (510 CMM) of air flow to maximize coverage and particle capture. Like the more powerful DB-60, the design also features adjustable elevation from 0-50°. An optional 10 HP (7.5 KW) booster pump elevates water pressure in the DB-45 as high as 200 psi for outstanding particle suppression.
All of the DustBoss models are available with the company's Variable Particle Sizing? technology, 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 50-200 µm range, such as odor-causing vapors 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 odor control solutions for demolition, recycling, scrap processing, mining and rock industries. The company's DustBoss® product line helps reduce labor 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.