Dust Control at Mining & Construction Sites

Dust Control at Mining & Construction Sites

Dust Control at Mining & Construction Sites

Is More Than Just an Inconvenience or Meets the Eye

Airborne dust at job sites is almost unavoidable. Water trucks, or dust control trucks, help control and suppress harmful dust and pollutants at construction sites.

Of all the potential dangers and risks, one encounters on a construction site—from operating heavy equipment and machinery to keeping workers safe—dust most likely is not at the top of your list. The dangers of dust can go unnoticed or sometimes ignored, and certain kinds like asbestos dust can be life-threatening.

Some potential health risks associated with airborne dust and accumulation on a job site include:

  • Eye irritation, difficulty seeing, eye infection
  • Asthma, allergic reactions, coughing
  • Increased problems breathing
  • Lung disease, emphysema

Best- Practice

Mining and construction dust has the potential to cause temporary, and long-term health risks you’re your workers and neighboring communities. It is always best-practice to control the dust as much as possible.

West Chester Machinery –
The World’s Leader in Used Dust Control Truck Sales and Rentals.

About West Chester Machinery

West Chester Machinery is a family owned and operated business celebrating over 36 years of serving the construction industry. We developed our reputation for excellence by providing quality products and superior service.  

West Chester Machinery

278 Old Ledgewood Rd

Flanders, NJ 07836

(973) 347-1101

New dust control technology for construction and mining environments

New dust control technology for construction and mining environments

Introducing Klein SmartSpray® and SmartControl®, available at West Chester Machinery

Cost effective, durable and simple to use, Klein SmartSpray® and SmartControl® technologies are designed to address the unique dust control challenges of construction and mining environments.

SmartSpray® allows the operator to control water volume and discharge pressure independent of truck engine RPM or ground speed. Instead of being manipulated by the breaks or accelerator, water discharge is adjusted using the SmartControl® interface.

Unlike other water truck pump systems, improves safety

The SmartControl® interface improves safety for everyone at the job site by allowing the truck to operate at lower speeds on the job-site, reduces power consumption from the truck engine, facilitates distribution of the precise amount of water required for the job and eliminates wasteful over-watering. The SmartSpray® functionality effectively allows smaller capacity trucks to perform as well as larger capacity vehicles.

SmartSpray® is also built to provide long-lasting durability and value.

The energy-efficient SmartSpray® technology uses only the power required to do the work, saving on fuel and reducing component wear and tear. Only top-quality, premium components are used in the manufacturing process, and the SmartSpray® system is engineered to completely eliminate pressure spikes that could damage the equipment.

“We always strive to achieve the best dust control trucks and technologies as we continue to find new innovations for customers. SmartSpray® and SmartControl® perfectly exemplify our commitment,” said Jim Gordon, president of West Chester Machinery. “SmartSpray® creates a water truck pump system that is safer, more efficient and far more functional for our clients to use at construction and mining sites than any other water dust control solution on the market today.”

 

In Stock:  The Western Star 4900XD and Western Star 6900XD Water Trucks with SmartSpray® and SmartControl® at West Chester Machinery.

At West Chester Machinery, you can find the best-in-class and high-performance Western Star 6900XD and Western Star 4900XD water trucks with SmartSpray™ technology for dust control activities.

We sell the highest quality dust control water trucks Internationally and rent them locally in New Jersey, PA, NY, CT, RI, DE, MD.

For more information call (973) 347-1101 or visit our dust control water trucks web page at https://westchestermachinery.com/dust-control-water-trucks/. 

Western Star 6900XD Dust Control Water Truck

Western Star 6900XD Dust Control Water Truck

Western Star 4900XD Dust Control Water Truck

Western Star 4900XD Dust Control Water Truck

 


About West Chester Machinery

West Chester Machinery, Flanders NJ is a family owned and operated business celebrating over 36 years of serving the construction industry. We developed our reputation for excellence by providing quality products and superior service.

West Chester Machinery

278 Old Ledgewood Rd

Flanders, NJ 07836

(973) 347-1101

Tips for Dust Control at Construction Sites

Tips for Dust Control at Construction Sites

Tips for Dust Control at Construction Sites Handling dust on a construction site is easier said than done, but it is something that cannot be ignored. Dust control is a matter of concern, as it is something that affects the health of people working and living around your construction site area. Hence, it is critically important that you integrate dust mitigation strategies at your construction site so that no one is harmed from the ill effects of airborne contaminants in and around that area.

What Makes Dust So Dangerous?

Now, if you have believed that dust is just a matter of dirt and soil that is carried from one place to another by the effects of the wind, then you are absolutely mistaken. What makes dust at the construction site so dangerous for health and environmental reasons is the amalgamation of many other harmful particles from materials that are present on site. For instance, the dust that is found at the construction sites could include harmful particles of heavy metals, silica, asbestos, and pollen as well as a number of other bacteria.

Protect the workers at the construction site and residents living in the adjacent areas

In order to protect the workers at the construction site and residents living in the adjacent areas from breathing such harmful air there are some measures that can be taken to stop exposing them to dust at your construction site.  Even a short-term exposure to such polluted air can result in a number of allergies and respiratory problems to your on-site workers, and result in a loss of productivity from their side, eventually affecting your overall project with delays.

Tips for Dust Control at Construction Sites

It is your responsibility as a citizen to take every possible measure that ensures that work is carried out in an environment-friendly way at your construction site. These are a few tips that will help you fulfill your purpose in the most effective way possible –

  • Watering Construction Sites – One of the most effective ways to control dust at construction sites is to use the services of a water truck in order to dampen the haul roads. The reason why water is one of the most widely used alternatives for dust control at construction sites is the fact that it gives great end results at cost effective prices. Although, the number of times you will be required to use on-site water spraying solutions in a day will completely depend on the atmosphere and weather conditions of your construction site. Lastly, one thing that you need to be very careful about using water is to avoid excess application on site so that there is no risk of erosion on your construction site.
  • Use Barriers – Another method that can help with dust control at construction sites is using barriers like a board fence, wind fence, snow fence, crate walls, bales of hay or a sediment fence. Barriers like board and wind fence can play a huge role in controlling air currents at the construction site that mainly cause to blow the soil. Generally, such barriers are made of wood that not just prevent the soil from blowing off site, but also help in preventing any chances of erosion on the ground. In order to make an effective use of these barriers for dust control at construction sites, you need to make sure to place them at the right angles in the first place.

Restrict Access Points

One of the leading reasons that causes dust to be generated from construction sites is excessive vehicle movement.  One of the most effective ways to make it possible to restrict on site vehicle movement for dust control is to restrict access points and create paved or stoned parking areas to limit the areas where the vehicles can create dust.

  • Cover storage materials –In order to effectively control dust on construction sites, you also need to make sure that your storage materials are properly and tightly covered, especially when the material is being carried on trucks.
  • Limit Activities that Induce Dust during High Winds – Another thing you need to keep in mind for dust control at construction sites is to restrict earthmoving activities during high wind conditions, as continuing with tasks that induce dust during high winds will only accelerate problems for those present at the site.
  • Other Methods – Apart from all the above mentioned dust control solutions at construction site, you can also use a number of other methods to achieve effective end results. Some of these methods include, applying mulch to exposed soil, using tarps to cover piles of stock, as well as sweeping and vacuuming paved surfaces to get rid of tracked soil at the construction site.

On the whole, dust control practices are essential to reduce and restrict surface activities and air movement that triggers dust generation from distressed soil areas at the construction site.

Our high-performance dust control water trucks are sold all over the world.

At West Chester Machinery, Flanders NJ, contractors and engineers can find the best in class and high-performance water trucks for dust control activities. We sell the highest quality dust control water trucks Internationally and rent them locally in New Jersey, PA, NY, CT, RI, DE, MD.

West Chester Machinery carries an extensive inventory of dust control trucks for sale or rent, and equipment and parts inventory.

For more information call (973) 347-1101 or visit our dust control water trucks web page at https://westchestermachinery.com/dust-control-water-trucks/.  

About West Chester Machinery

West Chester Machinery is a family owned and operated business celebrating over 36 years of serving the construction industry. We developed our reputation for excellence by providing quality products and superior service.  

West Chester Machinery

278 Old Ledgewood Rd

Flanders, NJ 07836

(973) 347-1101

New SmartSpray™ technology introduced on 6500 Gallon Western Star 4900XD & 9000 Gallon Western Star 6900XD Water Trucks

New SmartSpray™ technology introduced on 6500 Gallon Western Star 4900XD & 9000 Gallon Western Star 6900XD Water Trucks

About SmartSpray™ technology

The new Klein SmartSpray™ technology introduced on 6500 Gallon Western Star 4900XD and 9000 Gallon Western Star 6900XD water trucks offers extraordinary water control solutions that result in a high performance for your dust control needs at construction sites” said Jim Gordon, President, West Chester Machinery, Flanders NJ.

The best thing about the SmartSpray™ technology is the hydraulic driven water pump that helps you with maximum control for water trucks. This means that the SmartSpray™ technology allows you operate water pumps at any rate, irrespective of your water truck speed on the ground, and that too without compromising on your safety.

SmartSpray™ saves more than 30% water consumption

In comparison to most other technologies, the SmartSpray™ technology can save you more than 30% of water usage, making it one of the most innovative and highly desirable water truck solutions used for dust control purposes all over the world. On the whole, the new Klein SmartSpray™ technology introduced on both 6500 Gallon Western Star 4900XD and 9000 Gallon Western Star 6900XD water trucks helps increase the life of the water truck, while reducing the overall cost of operation in the long run, saving you massive maintenance costs with guaranteed value for money experience.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Western Star 4900XD and Western Star 6900XD Off-road Chassis:

STANDARD EQUIPMENT:
  • Low profile, patented “Trapezoid” tank design constructed of heavy gauge steel.
  • Flanged tank heads for superior tank construction and durability.
  • Precision flow control baffling and load stabilization system
  • Pipe tank stiffener for added strength.
  • Heavy-duty off-road highway style tank subframe shall be constructed of structural steel tube reinforced with cross members and outriggers.
  • Double-plated tank bottom at sub-frame tank skin intersection.
  • Rear access ladder, heavy duty design w/non-slip rungs.
  • 30” round manhole.
  • Tank skins and tank heads welded 100% inside and outside of tank assembly.
  • 2” tank drain with plug.
  • Exterior of tank assembly sandblasted, cleaned, primed and painted cat yellow.
  • 4” hydrant fill line with legal air gap.
  • LED Lighting group, marker, stop, turn and I.D. wire loom included.
  • Flexible, heavy duty mounting hardware includes springs, GD 8 hardware, brackets and 1” x 3” 8 duro body mount cushion.
  • Full width heavy duty rear bumper with recessed LED lighting.

PUMP SYSTEM FEATURES:

  • Klein KP4H 1200 GPM centrifugal pump. Hydraulic driven with close coupled hydraulic motor. System includes oil reservoir, return line oil filter, high pressure oil filter, pressure relief valve. Pump shall be oil lubricated and include mechanical seal not packing gland.
  • Inlet pipe includes anti-vortex cross and trash screen. Installed with flexible or Dresser-type coupling insuring easy pump maintenance.
  • Pressure manifold installed using flexible or Dresser-type coupling insuring easy pump maintenance.

DISCHARGE SPRAY FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Rear spray bar shall include three (3) fully adjustable spray heads with individual cab controls.
  • Front spray bar shall include two (2) street flusher spray heads, infinity swivels, with individual cab controls.
  • Driver side & passenger side spray with Klein side jet spray heads and in-cab controls.
  • Control station console pedestal mounted in cab.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED:

  • Bumper mounted remote 2.5” EXM electric water cannon with adjustable nozzle.
  • Electric hose reel with 1.5” x 50’ hose & fire nozzle.
  • Low point drains for cold weather.
  • 100% interior coated with KleinFlex Elastomeric Urethane.
  • Water level gauge in operator compartment.
  • Unit to have SmartSpray™ system for pump operation.

In Stock:  The Western Star 4900XD and Western Star 6900XD Water Trucks are Available Now at West Chester Machinery

At West Chester Machinery, you can find the best-in-class and high-performance Western Star 6900XD and Western Star 4900XD water trucks with SmartSpray™ technology for dust control activities.

We sell the highest quality dust control water trucks Internationally and rent them locally in New Jersey, PA, NY, CT, RI, DE, MD.

For more information call (973) 347-1101 or visit our dust control water trucks web page at https://westchestermachinery.com/dust-control-water-trucks/. 

Western Star 6900XD Dust Control Water Truck

Western Star 6900XD Dust Control Water Truck

Western Star 4900XD Dust Control Water Truck

Western Star 4900XD Dust Control Water Truck

 


About West Chester Machinery

West Chester Machinery, Flanders NJ is a family owned and operated business celebrating over 36 years of serving the construction industry. We developed our reputation for excellence by providing quality products and superior service.

West Chester Machinery

278 Old Ledgewood Rd

Flanders, NJ 07836

(973) 347-1101

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