The type of construction project and surface you are applying your dust control spray system is essential in choosing the best spray technology. Let’s look at the most important 5 things to consider when selecting a dust control spray system for your next construction project.
1. What Is a Wet System Used For?
Wet systems of dust control spray technology are used for both dust prevention and dust suppression. In dust prevention, the spray system adds moisture to the surface to prevent dust from becoming airborne. And, in dust suppression, water or water mixtures are added to the air to capture dust particles that are already airborne. Spray nozzle configurations depend on which goal you have in mind, dust prevention or dust suppression.
2. If You’re Preventing Dust, Ask What Adds Moisture?
Different surfaces will respond to moisture differently. You need to understand the ground you are treating to determine how much moisture is necessary to add. Too much humidity may impair the integrity of the surface. Too little will be ineffective in preventing dust.
3. Capturing Dust? Particle Size Matters
Dust capture works best with dust particles colliding with water drops of a similar size and density. An effective design system depends on an understanding of the particle size of the dust. Consider general guidelines about dust particle size.
4. How Important Is Water Conservation?
Most geographical areas have water conservation regulations in place. Choose nozzles for your dust control spray system that reduce water waste. Activate controls that ensure the system is only active when used. There are different valves and on/off switches available for each spray system.
5. What Is Your Spray Solution?
The spray solution you choose will determine what spray system will work best for your project. The most popular spray solutions include:
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