RST foaming system helps control dust

Environmental specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) now offers a customisable, mechanical foaming system for the application of its Hi-Foam product, which controls dust in bulk-handling processes
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Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The mechanical foaming system enhances the Hi-Foam dust-suppression solution through the controlled mixing of compressed air, water and the Hi-Foam formula.

When the Hi-Foam solution is applied through the new system, it creates a robust foam that captures and engulfs fine particles in a ‘total dust blanket’ effect that prevents dust from becoming airborne.

RST operations and technical director David Handel said its technicians worked closely with clients to design and install the mechanical foaming systems on a case-by-case basis, assessing the site’s individual needs for maximum results from each system.

“Each site installation of our foaming system is unique – we work with the site to understand their dust-suppressant needs and design the application equipment for our product accordingly,” he said.

“Our Hi-Foam foaming system is popular with conveying and crushing operations where moisture limitations on materials is critical, as the system effectively produces a dust-supressing foam that treats large areas with minimal water and dosage requirements.

“When applied, the foam wets dust particles to increase their weight, causing them to continue their journey through the conveying and crushing system without ever becoming airborne.

“The way in which a product is applied to a site can significantly impact performance, that’s why being able to design and customise both the product and the application equipment allows us to ensure our clients experience the maximum benefits from our service.”

The Hi-Foam system utilises a dosing feeder that injects the additive directly into the system’s water line, allowing for the manual concentration adjustment of the solution.

The air and water then mix in an expansion chamber capable of supplying a dust-suppressing foam to six dosing points introduced at specific stages in the crushing and conveying circuit.