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Congratulations to I-CAT Environmental Solutions


Stockpile dust suppression has been dramatically simplified with the I-CAT retractable stockpile dust ring (R-SDR) system, which efficiently addresses dust is­sues at conveyor discharge points.

I-CAT technical manager, Morne van Wyk, explains that the R-SDR system creates a virtual curtain around material flow for out­standing particle containment. “Engineered to industrial strength and longevity, the R-SDR system surrounds the discharge flow on all sides, providing simple, focused dust management that is well suited to continuous duty applications, such as radial stackers.”

The R-SDR system boasts a stainless steel misting ring designed for mounting at the end of conveyor belts. A variable configu­ration allows nozzles to be added, removed or replaced with different types and sizes to suit specific applications.

Van Wyk continues: “Thanks to variable particle sizing (VPS) technology, it also features a number of customisable options. It is an intrinsically safe, mounted option, with a fully retractable and serviceable configuration for ease of access, installation and nozzle maintenance.”

The PLC-controlled system consumes low amounts of water and a booster pump can be added to increase water flow and pressure.



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