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Combating dust on conveyors

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Dry Bulk,

The ideal bulk materials handling operation yields optimal site availability and productivity with conveyor belts moving constantly, efficiently, with minimal shutdowns and maintenance. In reality, this ideal scenario is not always possible, with the generation and presence of dust having a negative impact on air quality and productivity.Most of this dust originates from transfer points, discharge points and high impact load zones, with spillage also a leading cause of wastage and inefficiencies.

What we know today and in recent news reports is that uncontrolled airborne dust poses a risk to personal safety when inhaled, the potential to cause damage to plant and equipment as well as hazardous to the environment is very real. Conducting maintenance clean-up of dust pre- or post- production/processing, i.e separating both functions can ultimately help to limit dust exposure and effectively take away the personal safety risks of dust exposure and inhalation.

Conveyors are the principal dust carriage and facilitator of dust movement. The issue of material carryback is also common within bulk materials handling operations, often leading to serious productivity problems and increased dust pollution if not identified early and left unattended.

Installing conveyor primary belt cleaners are effective measures in controlling and reducing the amount of material carryback and dust contaminants.

Dust buster ‘cleanest’ solutions

Kinder’s conveyor primary belt cleaning solutions’ line-up caters to all diverse industries and applications, and most importantly gives you more choices based on your application and budget.

Conveyor primary belt cleaners serve a vital role in keeping conveyor belts running smoothly and efficiently. Other advantages include:

  • Material carryback reduction and dust prevention at the core.
  • Extends service life of belt.
  • Reduces cleaning up costs and maintenance issues.
  • Improves overall site performance, safety and environmental impact.

The dust hazard prevention experts

For over 35 years, Kinder has a dedicated and committed team of highly knowledgeable, technical dust prevention experts who can work with you to ensure you keep production moving on time every time. Kinder can recommend leading-edge solutions that create work-safe environments for your workers, hazard-free and dust-free zones within current industry dust exposure standards.

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