HAUL ORE,

NOT WATER!

With up to 80% dust control, you can use haul roads for higher productivity by hauling ore.

Consistent and reliable dust control is now possible with a Midwest program that gets extreme results in extreme mining conditions.

MODERN MINING TECHNIQUES AND EQUIPMENT HAVE MOVED BEYOND TRADITIONAL METHODS

It’s time to move beyond traditional watering programs to more advanced techniques.

Your haul roads are the lifeblood of your business. Without them, you can’t move product; and without moving product, nothing else you’re doing at the mine site matters. Even the smallest delay is a problem, and any disruption to production should be avoided.

Yet these are the extreme areas of your operation, where you battle extreme conditions. In addition to other haul road challenges, dust creates problems for visibility, health and safety, while its indirect impact also slows productivity and degrades drivability.

Water to control dust in mining operations has been surpassed by newer advancements. You no longer have to settle for ineffective performance and endure the direct and indirect issues of a water-only process.

SHORTCOMINGS OF WATER

Heavy watering of haul roads contributes to erodability, washes the fines away and destabilizes the roads. These destabilized roads deteriorate more quickly, with the high sheer pressure created by the weight of the haul trucks. Grading on these roads results in added operational costs. 

Performs inconsistently
Unreliable dust control due to the short life cycle of water
Lasts very temporarily
Requires continuous grading, with significant dust returning in as little as 5 minutes after an application
Risks safety
Visibility impairment, slippery roads and PM10/PM2.5 emissions
Decreases production
Negatively impacts rolling resistance
Harms haul roads
Contributes to erodability and degrades surface integrity
Costs time & money
Requires high employee involvement and equipment investment; decreases tire life; reduces haul truck component life and increases truck maintenance

THE NEXT GENERATION OF HAUL ROAD DUST CONTROL IS HERE

Advanced chemistry and advanced application technology make your haul road program as state-of-the-art as your mining operation.

Midwest has created patented products and proprietary application technologies for a comprehensive haul road dust control program that provides excellent, consistent reduction in dust due to a longer life cycle.

Haul roads are an extreme challenge for traditional dust control programs, because they require multiple applications every day. However, even in situations with daily applications, Midwest can save huge amounts of water, reducing 12-24 applications of water per day down to 1-2 applications of Midwest’s advanced product. We create a tightly bound surface and stop fines from being washed and the road from being destabilized. This reduces grading and material replacement, as well as the costs for equipment and personnel.

WHEN THE DUST CLEARS, MIDWEST STANDS ALONE
Get clear and proven benefits with the only program that works with your operation, not against it.

The Midwest program is proven and green, while water is ineffective and wasteful. Unlike a less advanced process, such as watering or MgCI/CaCI, the Midwest program integrates seamlessly into your operation, removing obstacles to production and without interrupting daily operations.

MAJOR MIDWEST BENEFITS

NEARLY 80% FUNCTIONAL DUST CONTROL

Double the performance efficacy, compared to only 40% with water

UP TO 95% REDUCED WATER USAGE

Reduces virtually all costs associated with applying water

UP TO 75% REDUCTION IN GRADING

Half the grading compared to the dated water process

The Midwest program has been created to improve productivity by improving road conditions and visibility, while reducing the operating expense associated with your water truck fleet. We improve safety by protecting the road surface and by reducing the amount of time water trucks have to spend on redirecting watering fleet to more critical areas.

ADDITONAL BENEFITS OF THE MIDWEST PROGRAM

Ensures productivity

Keeps haul roads tightly bound and in active use longer and more effectively; improves recovery after rain events; speeds cycle times, with increased avg. mph and decreased rolling resistance

Saves time & money

Minimizes the operating expenses associated with watering; preserves fines and improves haul road surface integrity; increases tire life

Raises safety & health levels

Improves visibility, reduces emissions levels and improves the quality of haul roads

Reduces PM10 & PM2.5

Reallocates allowable emissions to other production processes

Guarantees compliance

With the Midwest program, you no longer have to worry about noncompliance fines, recurring inspections and work stoppages

Personnel & Equipment Utilization

Valuable personnel and critical equipment utilized for higher priority areas
A PRODUCT IS NOT ENOUGH, BUT A CUSTOM PROGRAM IS JUST RIGHT

Midwest will design your own comprehensive program into your mining operation, for extreme performance results.

Innovative chemistry and state-of-the art green technologies, with optimal wearing course material and critical preservation of wear course material, provide significant economic advantages, with operational and environmental performance improvements.

Midwest’s 30-day trial helps you see real improvements on your real site. Your mining site is different than others, with its own conditions and day-to-day challenges. Our customized haul road solution will be implemented to demonstrate and prove with quantitative data actual economic and operational benefits, so you can see how it performs throughout daily operations.

There are 4 steps Midwest uses to build your dynamically managed haul road dust control program.

DISCOVER

ENGAGE WITH MINE MANAGEMENT TO UNDERSTAND KEY BUSINESS ISSUES AND DRIVERS;


> increase productivity
> reduce dust
> improve site safety
> meet regulatory requirements


Considerations include traffic flows and road-usage patterns, dust sources and challenges to effective dust control.

DIAGNOSE

MINE HAUL ROAD AUDIT TO DETERMINE VALIDITY OF OBJECTIVES;


> measure traffic volumes and equipment type
> document road-usage patterns
> identify dust sources
> establish current watering and grading frequency and effectiveness
> lab-analyze soils


We identify where and how we can cost-effectively help you conquer important issues.

DESIGN

INTERACTIVE EFFORT TO MUTUALLY DESIGN A CUSTOM PROGRAM WITH UNIQUE FORMULATIONS TO MEET YOUR CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:


> define and document your expectations for a successful program
> create identify best possible solution to achieve intended outcomes
> design a trial/test to validate financial and operational expectations
> identify steps required to integrate seamlessly into your current dynamic mine operations

We rigorously test everything to optimize the maintenance of your roads.

DELIVER

EXTREME RESULTS AT THE BEST COST, THROUGH COLLABORATION AND WITH MIDWEST ON-SITE FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND TRAINING OF YOUR PERSONNEL:


> total integration from Trial to Fully Implemented Program
> validation of financial/economic benefits of program
> training of site personnel
> accumulate quantitative data and report on continuous basis
> dedicate a technical specialist on-site, as agreed or at least once a week
> optimize program to maintain haul road condition for critical cost-effectiveness and productivity
We will partner with you to modify your plan program as road conditions and mine plans change – A Total Dynamic Solution

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