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BossTek introduces dust control cannon

By |  May 17, 2022
BossTek's new DustBoss DB-60 Surge water cannon has three different stages to eliminate dust varying winds. Photo: BossTek

BossTek’s new DustBoss DB-60 Surge water cannon has three different stages to eliminate dust varying winds. Photo: BossTek

BossTek launched the DustBoss DB-60 Surge water cannon in response to the needs of customers in areas with variable winds.

The DB-60 Surge is designed to fight dust with water propelled at high velocity from a center nozzle, combined with a fan and misting ring system. It features three remote-controlled stages and precision oscillation for command over water volume and coverage area, BossTek says.

The cannon uses high-powered jets that surge through wind for over 250 ft. to suppress both surface and airborne dust, according to the company.

“Our customers operate in very different circumstances; some with high-reach excavators, some in open areas without natural barriers, while others are located in narrow corridors where wind velocity is amplified,” says Mike Lewis, BossTek dust control specialist. “What these customers have in common is the difficulty in controlling fine atomized mist during blustery conditions. So we worked with our industry partners, listened to their feedback and engineered our most versatile and innovative machine to date.”

Lewis says one of the initial drivers behind the new design was a need in the demolition industry.

“Several customers described their challenges in suppressing dust during demolition of high-rise structures,” he says. “Some of them use attachments that can be mounted on a high-lift boom, but that can bring its own complications. When we started working on a solution, we realized that this technology would also deliver benefits to a wide range of applications in which variable wind conditions can be a problem, such as port facilities, material processing operations and large outdoor storage facilities.”

The DB-60 Surge uses an industrial fan, misting ring and heavy-duty barrel with the reach and force of a central high-pressure spray nozzle. BossTek says the pressurized spray resists wind shear and even uses the force of the wind to further fragment and carry the droplets, enhancing its dust suppression capabilities. This is achieved without the need for the high water output associated with a hydrant-dependent hose or industrial sprinkler system, according to the company.

The DB-60 Surge addresses wind, labor and water usage issues, BossTek says.

While striving to stay compliant with dust regulations, operators can now better match the water requirements to the specific application, according to the company. Fed by a standard 1.5 in. hose with a cam-and-groove quick disconnect coupling, the booster pump delivers as much as 500 psi of water pressure to the center nozzle, with an output of 37 to 100 gallons per minute

Controlled by a three-stage system adjusted by a hand-held remote, BossTek says the first stage is effective on moderate days for airborne and surface coverage. It uses the 25 hp, 30,000 cu. ft. per minute fan and misting ring to deliver millions of fine atomized mist droplets over a wide area, which collide with tiny dust particles and drag them to the ground.

Stage two features a pressurized stream delivered by the central nozzle, which the company says is good for windy days. On high wind days, operators can utilize the fan, misting ring and center nozzle for maximum coverage, according to BossTek.

The DB-60 Surge also features a customizable 359-degree horizontal oscillation range and 0- to 50-degree vertical throw angle. Using the hand-held remote, operators can raise the spray angle to reach extended heights, directing the 250-ft. spray to areas such as high-reach demolition or across the beam of large bulk cargo ships, BossTek says. The oscillation range is controllable with the left and right trigger of the remote control to customize the precise desired horizontal range.

Mounted on a heavy-duty roadworthy trailer for towing at highway speeds with a standard ball hitch, the DB-60 Surge can be placed by a pickup truck, skid steer or lift truck wherever dust suppression is needed.

The DB-60 Surge can run potable or non-potable water, as it is equipped with two in-line 30 mesh, 595 micron filters to avoid clogging. One filter is located at the water entry point to the booster pump, another prior to the pipe feeding the central nozzle.

After the initial setup, the DB-60 Surge requires no labor to operate, the company says. The remote control has a 1,000-ft. range, so operators using heavy machinery from high-reach excavators to front loaders can command the machine without leaving the cab.

Lewis says other options are already available, including tower mounting and a version of the company’s Fusion lineup, which pairs the Surge with a generator to alleviate the need for a nearby power source.

“DustBoss is known for its rugged quality and long equipment life, often described as one of the most reliable and low-maintenance pieces of equipment on any job site,” he says. “Our 3-year or 3,000-hour warranty is evidence of our confidence in the products. The DB-60 Surge is designed with that same philosophy and is built to last.”

Jack Kopanski

About the Author:

Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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