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Does anyone have experience or advice on dust containment when handling dusty cargoes. Specifically relating to clinker when loading from a stock yard in to vehicles (trucks) for delivery to factory. The large amount of dust is causing a local problem and any advice on how to reduce the volume of dust or contain it would be greatly appreciated.

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Asked on June 30, 2016 12:11 pm
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The fines generated by the abrasion of the large clinker particles can cause similar dust issues to that of cement. I am assuming that the significant dust generation problem is coming from the actual truck loading, and not the movement of an FEL in the stockyard. If this is the case, it may be appropriate to construct a fixed loading hopper that could be filled by the FEL between truck arrivals. This will either require a feeder conveyors or a ramp to allow the hopper to be sufficiently high enough for a truck to drive under for loading. This hopper could be equipped with a loading spout or with a dry fog system to suppress the dust. I’d be happy to discuss other options to suit the application. Joel Shirriff, Global Practice Lead – Terminals & Transportation, Ausenco. joel.shirriff@ausenco.com

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Answered on September 16, 2016 9:36 pm