DustTamer Wind Screen Fabric is usually attached to free standing column supports (by others), existing structures or on steel frame panels that DSI can fabricate to your needs.
Free Standing Wind Fence column materials are usually selected based on site specific conditions, available materials and engineering requirements. Typical materials include, wood poles, wide flange steel beams, HSS (Hollow Structural Sections) and steel pipe.
On Existing Structures such as Transfer Towers it is used in place of solid siding on a building and the existing column supports can often be used with little or no modification. Other times, attachment hardware is custom designed and may include prefabricated panels for specific areas where pipe or conduit must penetrate the screen.
Steel Frames can be fabricated to cover a transfer point similar to a cage or awning, as a wind guard panel. Many times the screen is used in conjunction with Dry Fog to help control air movement and contain the fog with the dust long enough for dust agglomeration to occur, like at a dump pocket.
DSI can provide Design Wind Pressure Data for our fabrics to be used for the engineering of fence structures on request.
D.S.I. DustTamer Wind Screen Systems are used in a variety of applications as a measure to lower ambient air velocities thus reducing the amount of airborne particulate from many types of sources. These sources typically include material stockpiles, stack-out conveyors, truck, rail or loader dump pockets, vibrating screens, grizzlies, conveyor transfer points and load out silos.
Many times Wind Screen Systems are used in conjunction with D.S.I. Dry Fog Systems to help the agglomeration and settling of dust by controlling and containing the dust/fog mixture at a fog application point.
Wind Screen Systems work better than a solid structure in the above applications, because of the fabrics specially designed porosity. DustTamer is available in two porosity's (30% & 50%) that allows a percentage of the ambient air to bleed through the fabric helping to equalize the pressure differential from one side of the fabric to the other. This reduces the velocity of the wind over the area of typical dust generation.