When Rio Tinto required upgrades to existing dust extraction systems at its Technology and Innovation Business Unit in Victoria late last year, the company enlisted Australian Dust Control to supply and commission the new equipment.
The Technology and Innovation Business Unit focuses on the development of improvements in areas that include mining and the processing of minerals.
Australian Dust Control upgraded the existing dust extraction system for the Sample Preparation Laboratory at Rio Tinto by installing a new open face style filter wall using coalescing filtration to five booths. This included the installation of a new extraction fan.
The existing dust extraction system in the Bulk Sample Preparation Building at Rio Tinto was also upgraded. Australian Dust Control replaced two dust extraction units in the building with one larger dust extraction system.
The new system, an ASF 2 DXLK Reverse Flow Dust Extraction System, was supplied complete with an 18.5kW fan to correct problems with previous suction levels.
This type of dust extractor uses the latest European technology and is a completely modular system allowing for additional modules to be added at a later date should Rio Tinto require them.
As the company does with all jobs, Australian Dust Control commissioned both systems once they were complete.