MAGIQUE MIST | DUST SUPPRESSION
Small airborne dust particles typically (2 to 10 Microns) can be difficult to remove and supress due to their size. These small particles are generally liberated during production processes and can be a significant health hazard to workers and the environment. Engineers often look to control the problem by spraying a fine water mist to capture these dust particles. Although this is the correct approach care must be taken to ensure that the water droplets are of similar size than the dust particles. Air streams traveling around the much larger droplet deflects the dust particle away from the droplet, thus avoiding collision. To effectively capture a dust particle in the best possible manner it is paramount that the water droplets be the similar size and weight as the dust particles themselves. High Pressure Dry Misting units produce micro droplets between 2 microns and 20 microns capable of capturing dust particles through this process of agglomeration.
Industrial Dust Suppression
Until recently, dust suppression has involved expensive equipment and complicated systems such as extraction fans, bag houses and electrostatic precipitators. Magique Mist introduced the use of advanced High Pressure Dry Misting Dust Suppression Technology. Our product development has been essential in helping clients achieve effective dust suppression. Magique Mist ’s proven technology generates micron fine water droplets which attract and suppress breathable and smaller dust particles. Billions of micron sized droplets lower the level of breathable dust through the principle of agglomeration. Correctly installing this low-moisture-addition technology stops the dust at source. High Pressure Dry Misting units do not leave any significant residual moisture. The units are designed and engineered specifically for each application, taking into account the type of dust and the process that produce it. Units come standard with control panels and an array of build-in features. Our units are customizable and many peripherals can be incorporated into the system to achieve successful integration into a production process.
Fugitive dust particles adversely affect workforce health, machinery efficiency and can interfere with production quality. Dust pollution is a major contributing factor when evaluating wasted man-hours against clean-up and maintenance costs. In addition it poses tricky problems when dealing with neighbouring companies, businesses and the environment. Failure to comply with previously legislated Occupational Health and Safety regulations can be costly and employers would be well advised to comply as soon as possible.
How is it done?
High Pressure Dry Misting static lines, curtains and fans can stop particulate matter from drifting between glazing, coating, and spraying sections. Generally a design and installation will include any one off or a combination off the following criteria:
- Install overhead and perimeter static lines to create a dry mist blanket capturing the dust particles.
- Install FrostFans in geographically complex spaces.
- Install static lines in and around equipment.
- Install static lines over and around doors and openings to stop drift.