You are probably thinking this is both an odd article for an automation supplier to write and more so an impossible dream right? After all, concrete includes cement and flyash and both are inherently dusty, dirty materials. So, is it actually possible to keep dust out of your batch office?
Well, maybe we should say yes; and no. The reality is, it’s absolutely possible to limit the dust so much that you will certainly feel like it’s eliminated. That said, it’s a concrete plant, so nothing is 100% dust free.
In our experience on plants all over the world, some have had dirt floors, seriously, and some have been so far away from the actual plant you would need binoculars to see the plant, also seriously. In almost all cases, however, the batch room is typically a dusty, unclean environment. Fortunately Zylocon's concrete batch computer is durable and able to be installed in challenging places. Still, there are some good ideas when it comes to keeping dust down.
That said, we have seen some examples of batch offices that are so clean that you would not know you were at a concrete plant if you didn’t look out the window and we felt this might be helpful to many people out there who might strive for such an experience.
These few tips are based on real world places we’ve seen who have tried to tackle the dust problem head on with varying degrees of success.
These tips are obviously not exhaustive however, they are the common approaches we’ve seen that make a huge difference with employed together.
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