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Dry Fog™ being broadcast over a ship hold

Controlling dust from operations at Port Facilities has become increasingly important.  Unloading facilities were often designed for production with dust control as an afterthought.  DSI has provided Dry Fog™ Systems to control dust from a variety of materials and types of handling systems.   Many of these materials are moisture sensitive like clinker and cement.  Our ability to create millions of fog droplets from a small amount of water allows Dry Fog to effectively control dust from moisture sensitive materials at ship unloading operations without creating material handling issues.

In one case a Cement Importer was going to have to shut down ship-unloading cement operations at two of its facilities in California due to non-compliance with air quality regulations.  DSI was able to work with the customer to develop a portable system to control dust from the ship hold. The technology was implemented and demonstrated to the air quality control authorities. The system met their requirements to prevent any dust from escaping the ship hold and going into the water.

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Auger unloading Cement from ship hold

Besides complying with government regulations, operators can have issues with being able to see in ship holds when dust is generated from unloading and when cave ins occur. Dry Fog can increase visibility, and contribute to safer operations by removing the float dust from the air.  Dry Fog can work on ship loading operations as well.  DSI has TWIC Certified sales engineers to better serve the Maritime Industry.