Controlling dust generated from large storage piles can be a challenge. In many cases a DSI DustTamer Wind Fence can be built on the upwind side of the pile to reduce wind speeds over the pile by 50% or more!This fence was designed to protect a storage pile foot print of over 1000 feet, resulting in a fence 100 feet tall. DustTamerTM Wind Fence Systems are a much less expensive and often a more effective alternative to water sprays, chemical treatment, domes and buildings. The DustTamer system uses a specially designed fabric that can withstand winds in excess of 100 MPH. It slotted design vs. a basket weave pattern helps prevent the fabric from plugging with fuel materials that can load up other fabrics. When fabrics like basket weave style shade cloth plug the wind load becomes higher and the fabric will tear at some point.
DustTamer is resistant to the effects of UV Rays, salt spray, and exhaust fumes. Some installations are approaching 20 Years of service with no significant fabric deterioration. Additional benefits can include reducing the amount of air infiltration into a fuel storage pile that can contribute to spontaneous combustion. If water sprays are used at the pile DustTamer can increase the time between applications times by slowing evaporation caused by air movement over the pile. Worker safety can be enhanced by reduction of airborne dust and fuel.