ADSTM Dry fog technology applies to many dry bulk materials and in many different applications. When done properly, it is as effective as extraction technologies and less expensive to implement, operate, and maintain.
Successful application of dry fog technology to industrial dust control requires four design elements: containment, an adequate quantity of fog, retention time, and collection surface. Of the four, containment is the most important. Unloading hoppers need protection from wind (Windfences) and other outside influences.
ADSTM Dry fog is particularly well suited to most containable dust sources, its sometimes the only choice that has a chance of success, and it sometimes cannot be used. In most plants, a well thought out combination of technologies is the best solution.
One very interesting integration of a passive and an active technology is what we have created on the Unloading Hopper at Ports facilities, putting together the windfence from Weathersolve and the ADSTM Dry fog from the Raring Corp we can offer a pretty unique way to control the dust at these specific points. We have had successfully use this integration in many applications and in different industries. The most important requirement for ADS Dry Fog, to successfully work controlling the dust, is the need of containment. Adding a Weathersolve's windfence is a good way to add the containment feature to the dust control system, maintaining the fog and dust on the controlled boundaries which help give the fog the retention time needed for doing its job. Specifically, in ports we recommend our clients to consider both ADSTM dry fog and windfence on the unloading hoppers, which we have had implemented in several ports in different parts of the world, giving a successful solution for controlling the dust in a challenging and always difficult application. The hoppers are always exposed to wind gusts from different directions and the operation limits the amount of windfence to be installed, nevertheless the integration of these two technologies seems to be a good fit to our clients.