Dust Solutions, Inc. (DSI) is a presenter at this year’s Coal Handling & Storage Conference and Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri. The annual event takes place on October 5-7, 2015 and brings together coal producers, consumers and service providers in the mid-stream sector and investigates challenges and opportunities surrounding the production, transportation and storage of this critical resource.
Attendees are invited to join our presentation and discussion during the Coal Handling & Storage Track: Stockpile Management. During this session, we will discuss EPA emission control requirements and present technical studies and findings supporting the use of wind barriers as an effective method for fugitive dust control.
DSI will be presenting an abstract entitled "Using Agglomerative Dust Suppression and Wind Breaks for Fugitive Dust Emissions" at this year's POWER-GEN Asia Conference & Exhibition. The event will be taking place September 1-3 in Bangkok, Thailand, with delegates from more than 70 countries scheduled to attend.
To view the Conference Program, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1waQmHv
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.
D.S.I. has supplied equipment to some of the newest Coal Fired Power Plants in the Untied States. These incldue three PRB Coal fired power plants in Gillette Wyoming. Wygen 2, Wygen3 and Basin Electrics Dry Fork Station.