The Importance of Dust Control

Today’s world is more dependent than ever on mining, manufacturing, and factory production, yet these are the processes that are polluting the air and causing widespread health issues. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, processing plants and other work sites are the third-highest cause of air pollution. Dust pollution control has never been more important than it is now.

Dust control systems are used in industrial work environments to protect the health and safety of workers and to control dust pollution in construction sites and other similar settings. A dust suppression spray system collects and traps airborne dust particles caused by cement production, steel manufacturing, etc., and brings them back down to the ground to protect the environment and the health of the public.

Without this preventative measure, industrial workers and the environment are both at a higher risk. For example, the coal dust produced by the mining industry can cause black lung disease in miners when not properly controlled. Simply by using dust control spray regularly, an industry can drastically reduce its emissions and employee health risks.

How Does a Dust Control System Work?

At Fogco, our primary dust suppression system uses high-pressure fog to contain and control dust particles that escape during processing. The fog then pushes the dust particles back to the floor, eliminating it from the air and removing concerns about dust inhalation and dust pollution. Fogco offers dust control solutions for both indoor and outdoor work environments.

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Indoor Dust Control

Fogco systems control dust in indoor work environments via static overhead lines that have been installed in a grid-like matrix across the ceiling or the perimeter of any entry or exit points. Our proprietary Revolution® series fog fan is a desirable alternative to overhead lines, providing more thorough coverage. The Revolution® series was designed to provide more efficient dust control than traditional static lines alone.

Fogco also offers the broadest mobile product line on the market. The Fogco FogCannon® is a dust suppression machine that can be deployed indoors and move around the facility as needed. These FogCannons can also be mounted for fixed applications.

Both the Revolution® fan and our Fogco FogCannons® distribute high-pressure fog mist, which captures the dust and pushes it to the ground.

Outdoor Dust Control

The Fogco FogCannon® is the preferred solution for an open or outdoor work environment. It can throw fog from 50 to 450 feet to suppress airborne dust. These units can be stationary or mobile, and they can be self-sustaining or connected to existing power or water sources. The system can be managed individually or as a collective whole from one control center.

Unique features like the adjustable nozzle rings ensure the appropriate fog output by applying the proper amount of moisture to the surface. This helps to control dust, to manage dust piles, and to keep them from blowing around.

Depending on your specific work environment and needs, Fogco also offers permanent fixture fog systems that can effectively suppress dust. Regardless of your dust challenges, Fogco has a quality solution and in-house expertise that can’t be beaten.

Complete Industrial Dust Suppression Solutions

Dust suppression systems are a requirement for many industries. Many companies favor the high-pressure dust control misters from Fogco because of their ability to trap dust particles and control it at the source. Fogco has one of the most effective array of dust suppression products; we have both mobile units and permanent fixtures for any indoor or outdoor application. At Fogco, we partner with companies in many industries, including demolition, mining, construction, and waste management to provide dust suppression solutions that meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

Construction and Demolition

Construction and demolition zones are notorious for high concentrations of airborne dust; air pollution at most construction sites is alarmingly high. Airborne dust particles make it dangerous and complicated to safely operate construction equipment and even to breathe. Whether your work site is confined to a small space or spans over a large area, Fogco has a construction dust control system to meet your needs. Click here to learn more about how we can resolve your air quality problems and which of our products could benefit your construction site.

Mining

It’s no secret that mining is a risky business. Active mines are known for causing health issues in workers who are exposed to the abundance of airborne mine dust for prolonged periods of time. Fortunately, Fogco’s dust suppression systems can catch the dust in the air and make working conditions safer and manageable for miners. Click here to discover how our systems work and which of our heavy-duty dust control options are most ideal for your mining site.

The Benefits of Investing in a Dust Control System

A dust suppression system puts the power in your hands to control the air quality around your industrial plant. Having one will make your employees more productive and able to perform their jobs at full capacity. Dust control systems also makes it easier for you to become compliant with OSHA so that you can avoid the penalties of an employee safety violation. Turn to Fogco when you’re ready to implement healthy changes around your workplace.

Why Choose Fogco for Dust Suppression?

At Fogco, we carefully design our systems and recommend products that will treat the source of the dust. We know that droplet size and delivery matter. Combining our expertise and versatile product line, we’re proud to be able to offer the ultimate dust suppression solutions. Fogco is a pioneer in the high-pressure fog industry. We’ve been in business since 1989, bringing new, effective fog mist solutions to the market with top-quality manufacturing. We have the experience to solve your dust control issues regardless of the size, whether they’re indoors or outdoors.

Fogco dust suppression systems work by using high-pressure fog to contain dust particles floating through the air. The fog that is created with our systems is enough to push dust back down towards the ground and prevent it from turning into a problem. There are many companies that work in industries that require the use of dust suppression systems. For almost three decades now, Fogco has teamed up with those working in construction, mining, demolition, waste management, and more to provide them with the broadest product line available on the market for both indoor and outdoor dust suppression.

For dust control in indoor facilities, we install static overhead lines using a grid-like matrix that covers either an entire ceiling or the perimeter of a building. If additional treatment is needed at the source of the dust, we can either use our proprietary Revolution series fog fan or our Fogco FogCannon® to provide the building with superior coverage as we control the dust that is created.

For dust control in outdoor facilities, Fogco uses a slightly different approach, and usually only relies on FogCannons. FogCannons are capable of throwing fog anywhere from 50 to 450 feet, which makes them very effective as far as dust control is concerned. FogCannons can be set up in a stationary or mobile position, depending upon your specific needs. You can manage each FogCannon on a job site individually or control them all at once from a central control center. Either way, dust won’t stand a chance when FogCannons are throwing fog and knocking down the dust in the air.

Unlike other companies offering dust suppression systems, we can personalize our dust suppression services based on your requirements. Our team can work with your engineers and managers to create a customized dust suppression system based on the specifics of your facility. We will help you select the correct misting devices and systems as well as the best nozzles based on the size of dust particles. In some facilities, there may be a need to include additional components to the system for high dust areas, outside dust control, or other considerations. With our expertise, we will develop a system that is efficient and designed to work effectively for full dust suppression.

Customer Testimonial: California Waste Services

California Waste Services (CWS) specializes in construction and demolition waste and utilizes Fogco products exclusively. Eric Casper, president and owner of CWS, relies on Fogco FogCannons® heavily for dust suppression. “A dust cannon is the most efficient way to mitigate dust because it sends out a microparticle that attaches to the dust particle, and when the two of them combine, gravity takes over,” Casper says. Read more about CWS and Fogco here.