MIDWEST HANDLES MINING

MATERIAL HANDLING DUST.

With up to 90% dust reduction, we can control all types of dust at every part of your operation.

Midwest’s proven dust control systems and dust suppressant agents get extreme results to make operations safer and easier, reduce health risks, protect conveyors and increase productivity.

DUST IS THE PROBLEM, BUT WATER IS NOT THE SOLUTION ALONE.

Choking, blinding … abrasive, damaging … costly, time-consuming.

Dust has become an expected part of mining material handling and transfer at the mining site. Ongoing, constant application of water has become just as much an accepted part of the process. However, with advanced chemistry and technology, dust CAN be controlled and water CAN be virtually eliminated.

Midwest limits the amount of dust and other particulate matter, stopping the process of dust occurrence during loading, unloading, belt conveying, transferring, stack-out reclaim, crushing and other critical locations where particles can become airborne and cause environmental problems.

Midwest also dramatically decreases the use of water, which can often cause more harm than good. Aside from application after application and the expense of dust cleanup work, the resulting screen blinding and equipment maintenance adds to the cost and trouble. Water might seem to be an inexpensive way to control dust, but it can often become the most expensive given the frequency of required application points; the amount of water required; and the downtime due to screen blinding and abrasive grit.

WANT EXTREME RESULTS? HOW DOES 90% IMPROVEMENT SOUND?

Why switch from water to Midwest’s program? Important reasons such as health, safety, productivity and savings. Dust is easy to create, whether at transfer points, stack-out or reclaim areas. Dust is hard to control with water, due to its limited effectiveness; very short usefulness (it evaporates, of course!); the need for frequent application; as well as the costs associated with hauling water, the trucks to haul all that water, the equipment to apply it, and the costly manhours to cover all this effort.

Advanced dust control chemistry, such as our foam and residual dust suppressant agents, dramatically outperforms water alone to greatly reduce your investment in applications, conserve water in areas where water is a concern and decrease water used near crushing areas.

Midwest gets results:

UP TO 90% dust reduction
Eliminates PM10 & PM2.5 dust emissions, vastly limiting dust and other particulate matter from your mining operation.
MINIMIZES dust released downstream
Unwanted airborne dust is smothered, captured and agglomerated.
UP TO 90% less water than other methods
Midwest’s patented dust control agents and custom-designed dust control systems save water, which saves time and money.
GUARANTEED COMPLIANCE
When the program is properly followed, Midwest guarantees your handling operations are in regulatory compliance, eliminating the risk of large fines, work interruptions and bad community relations.
IMPROVES HEALTH and working conditions
Alleviates poor air quality, protecting both employees and nearby communities.
INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY
Eliminates the time-consuming and costly, ongoing dust cleanup work.
THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE MINE TUNNEL

A product alone is not enough. The Midwest program seamlessly integrates into your mine plan for extreme performance results, and everything is customizable to the needs of your specific operations. We also have our own installation and service teams across North America.

By designing our own equipment, we can best meet customer requirements. Midwest offers the most updated technology, with equipment designed for many years of use in harsh environments and motors that feature manual or automatic on/off control systems.

Midwest collaboratively develops your program, which is customized and tested on your site.

The question you probably have by now is, “How do I start?” The overall process features a site survey, equipment design, installation, ongoing service and on-site performance testing. It can begin with a trial phase, which has become a popular offering for Midwest customers.

Midwest’s comprehensive 30-day trial helps you see actual improvements on your site. The trial, co-developed with you to determine your best solution, provides accurate data for predictable performance assurance to achieve proper scale-up and overcome obstacles to success.

Otherwise, how could you know it will work unless you see how it performs throughout daily operations? Midwest offers the only customized and dynamically managed mine material handling program. Anyone can sell you a product, but Midwest’s full solution combines product chemistry for mine material handling dust control in a dynamic mining environment with expert application, supported by ongoing service and testing.

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