Dust Control Technology has introduced a trailer-mounted dust control system with a powerful atomised mist design featuring a range of 100 m and the ability to deliver 140 000 ft2 of coverage area. The DustBoss® DB-100 Fusion is powered by a 480 V / 150 KW generator with a 6.8 l John Deere Tier III flex diesel engine.
“We had many discussions with customers who were interested in expanding their dust management coverage, after seeing our smaller DB-60 Fusion,” commented Dust Control Technology President Laura Stiverson. “We engineered the new design to meet those needs, yet still remain highly mobile, able to be towed easily just about anywhere on a job site.”
The DB-100 Fusion features a 150 gal. fuel tank. Doors are equipped with hinges and door stops for easy access, and the generator’s engine compartment is fitted with sound attenuation. Day-to-day operation can typically be managed by the remotely located on/off switch outside of the enclosure.
To achieve its 100 m throw distance, the DB-100 includes a 60 HP electric fan motor coupled with 10-90 PSI of inlet water pressure that’s run through a booster pump to achieve pressures as high as 250 PSI total. The DB-100 Fusion uses only about 38 GPM (143.8 LPM) to help avoid pooling or runoff. The unit shatters the inlet stream into millions of tiny droplets in the range of 50-200 microns. The device can also be customised with alternative nozzle options for specialised applications.
The standard machine is fed by a manifold of 30 nozzles. The DB-100 Fusion features simple, user-defined oscillation, along with adjustable elevation from -7º to 45º. It can also be outfitted with a dosing pump to accurately meter in surfactants or tackifiers to further enhance binding of dust particles. The unit can be set up to run potable water and can also be outfitted with a selection of filters to handle non-potable water sources. For applications in which the water source contains high amounts of sediment, additional external filters are available. For operation in cold climates, heaters for the enclosure and heat tracing for pipes are available as options, and each machine is equipped with multiple automatic drain valves to enhance freeze protection.
Users can set a custom oscillation range via the touch screen controls. The standard unit travels at a rate of 1 degree per second to provide ideal coverage, and the oscillator features a quick-release handle that allows the barrel to be repositioned in seconds, without using any tools. When the generator is turned off, a battery backup feature automatically returns the machine to the horizontal position, which is safe for towing, before it shuts down completely.
“Our goal was to design a freestanding unit, which catered to customer needs without compromising performance, delivering easy transport and adaptability to a wide range of locations and conditions,” Stiverson added.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock