The construction industry continues to boom in most major Australian cities and with that comes construction waste. As a result, business is thriving for skip bin and waste transfer operators. But so is the dust problem, especially for those businesses dealing with gyprock and plaster disposal.
Dust from construction materials can affect the health of workers and neighbours. It can also decrease visibility and lead to faster wear and tear on equipment. This was certainly the case for a skip bin operator located in southern Sydney, Australia. The problem was finding an effective system that could be installed and operational quickly as they worked six days a week.
But that’s where the engineering team at Tecpro Australia were able to help. They have an extensive history of designing and supplying dust suppression solutions across a wide range of industries.
The Tecpro team were able to design, supply and facilitate the installation of a turnkey dust suppression system for the skip bin hire company. The installation occurred on a Sunday when the site wasn’t open for business and by Monday morning it was ready to go.
For waste transfer stations and recycling stations that operate in an enclosed environment, Tecpro suggests using a ceiling-mounted fogging system, which operate using high water pressure to produce extremely fine droplets that drag the dust down so it settles.
The ultrafine mist prevents wetting and pooling. For this application, the water usage was extremely low at less than 2l per minute. The system was also easily retrofitted into the existing site.
Tecpro Australia has been around for 35 years and in that time they have literally provided thousands and thousands of dust suppression solutions for a variety of industries.