Projectile’s Combustible Dust Remediation Services utilize cutting edge dust encapsulating foam technology to efficiently remove dangerous dust. The process works by spraying low moister foam on dust covered areas. The foam attaches to the dust at a molecular level and the weight of the foam pulls the combustible dust to the floor where it can be easily swept up and removed. The process is quick, safe, and simple and has many benefits compared to older, competitive methods such as vacuuming and water based cleaning methods.
Dust Encapsulating Foam Cleaning vs. Other Systems
To effectively vacuum combustible dust, workers have to get close enough to the surfaces for their vacuum hose to reach. One of the main benefits of the foam spraying system for removing dust is the distances the system can easily cover. The foam sprayer can effectively remove dust from far away and hard to reach areas. The foam sprayer can reach surfaces over 50 feet away from the spraying nozzle. The unit is also ideal for hard to reach places such as where large amounts of piping and structural beams intersect. Because the system allows workers to spray the foam so far, there is no need to build expensive scaffolding like that of which you would need with vacuuming services. The reach of the system ultimately makes the system quicker and more effective than vacuuming because operators are able to reach more surfaces with less set up and equipment movement.
Another benefit of Projecitle’s Combustible Dust Cleaning Services is that the dust encapsulating foam is low moisture. This means that the unit can be online while it is being cleaned. The foaming agent is put on with the consistency of a thick dry foam like that of shaving cream. Some methods for cleaning combustible dust involve spraying water on dust covered equipment when the unit is in outage. For this method to be accomplished the unit needs to be offline and associated electrical equipment needs to be carefully covered. With our foam encapsulating system most electrical components do not need to be covered and the unit can be operational. Because the unit does not need to be in outage for cleaning, the dust on the unit can be cleaned more often and thus better results can be achieved.
Benefits of Projectile’s Combustible Dust Cleaning
- Effectively removes volatile combustible dust and provides a safer working environment
- After the foam is applied the chemical leaves a flame retardant barrier on a surface for up to 90 days
- Dust encapsulating foam chemical is completely biodegradable and safe for the environment
- The design of the spraying system allows for far away and difficult areas to be reached without scaffolding
- Low moisture foam allows for cleaning dust while units are online
Combustible Dust Cleaning in Action: