To help reduce the dust generated Quaker Houghton recommended the surface copper mine add, DUSTGRIP® SUPER TAC, a dust suppressant that binds the road together while also penetrating the surface to maintain subsoil moisture content, to their operation. The customer trialed DUSTGRIP® SUPER TAC on their haul roads at a 25% concentration at ½ gallon per square yard.
The need for dust suppressants in the mining industry continues to increase due to health, safety, and regulatory reasons. Whether on a surface or underground mine, dust and other particulates are a constant safety concern for those working in the mining industry. These hazards can cause a wide range issues including respiratory illnesses, exposure to noxious gases, and operational risks.
Since die casting production trials typically require significant equipment and resources, and involve time investments and casting loss, Quaker Houghton has established a 4-part laboratory test method for chemical testing to evaluate die lubricants and generate product recommendations.