Dust Control Technology™ (DCT) has announced that its most established core products have been successfully certified as meeting Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards.
UL is the world’s largest non-profit product safety certification organisation, with global name recognition and acceptance. CSA is a not-for-profit organisation that publishes standards in print and electronic form and provides training and advisory services. It is composed of representatives from industry, government and consumer groups, and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
Three dust suppression designs from Dust Control Technology™ (DCT) have been certified to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards.
After a lengthy testing phase, three direct-drive designs from DCT have been certified for the US and Canada: the DustBoss® DB-30, DB-45 and DB-60. They are believed to be the first atomised misting units for dust control to earn the coveted recognition, reinforcing the manufacturer’s position as a world leader in safety for dust control equipment.
“UL certification affirms the safety of these three fan-driven designs,” commented DCT General Manager Laura Stiverson. “Their effectiveness has been proven through more than a decade of use in severe operating conditions, such as demolition, mining and coal handling. From the time of their introduction, product safety has always been a priority, but now customers have the added assurance of certification by an independent source.”
DustBoss oscillating atomised misting units are designed for safe and effective open-area dust and odor suppression.
Using standards developed by UL and CSA, the evaluation and certification process was conducted by SGS, a globally respected Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory (NRTL) accredited by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). The organisation is an ISO Guide 65 Certification Body accredited by International Accounting Standards (IAS) to list products in the US. The NRTL programme was created by OSHA in 1995 to standardise testing across multiple providers and has become the measure of safety testing for equipment manufactured around the world.
The certification process required DCT to submit equipment for rigorous testing under a specific set of criteria. In addition to equipment testing and quality assurance process review, the company must meet an ongoing series of benchmarks in order to maintain the certification, including factory inspection and quarterly product inspections.
Effectiveness has been proven through more than a decade of use in severe operating conditions, such as demolition, mining, coal handling and aggregate processing.
The DustBoss series of oscillating atomising sprayers is designed for safe and effective open-area dust and odor suppression, with a variety of safety features such as fans with heavy-duty guarding, atomiser rings with pressure output that is safe enough for bare fingers and industrial strength, steel-framed wheeled carriages or skid mounts. The high-powered fans distribute the atomised mist at noise levels below OSHA approved decibel thresholds and low water usage allows safer control of runoff.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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