Dust management company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) has developed and launched RT60 Spray Plus, a new highly concentrated wetting agent producing outstanding dust suppressant performance. The new product is added to water at ultra-low dosage rates, changing the characteristics of water allowing it to penetrate, saturate and spread much faster than plain water.
RST is a market leader in developing fast, effective and environmentally friendly dust, soil and water solutions for the mining, construction, civil and agricultural industries.
The company says that the RT60 Spray Plus solution is the most effective and economical wetting technology available, designed to be environmentally friendly and easily applied to produce results quickly.
Created with operational optimisation in mind, RST says the RT60 Spray Plus solution improves the effectiveness of water when used for dust control by allowing larger water particles to capture smaller dust particles, reaching Dust Extinction Moisture (DEM) levels faster.
The RT60 Spray Plus solution reduces the amount of water required in dust suppression and is particularly effective when added to ore during transfer, increasing water flow through ore and minerals.
Adding RT60 Spray Plus to water also improves the capabilities of spray systems by reducing the build-up of scale or calcium and other forms of grime that can clog up pipe work and nozzles.
It can be added into any water flow by injection via a small dosing pump, allowing for accurate dosing of the product at the recommended dosage rates. The solution can also be applied via other general spray equipment with dosage rates varying between 0.005% and 0.05%.
RST operations and technical director David Handel said RT60 was the latest innovation developed through RST’s ongoing research and development programs.
“RST’s point of difference is that we go out into the field and work side-by-side with our clients to really listen and identify the challenges that are particular to their specific work site.
“Our team of industry experts uses the insights gained from this process to work out which products the client needs from our broad range of solutions, providing a cost-effective and efficient plan to maximise operational optimisation.
“It was through this process of client consultation that we identified the need for a highly concentrated wetting agent producing outstanding dust suppressant performance, so our research and development team began work on a tailored solution to fill this demand.
“The RT60 Spray Plus solution is particularly useful to mining operations where fast water penetration is needed to saturate and spread faster than untreated water.
“RT60’s minimal dosage rates and water saving effect also increases operational optimisation through cost reduction and increased production rates.
“RST understands that every client’s operational challenges are environmental conditions are different and can tailor all our products including RT60 Spray Plus to each client’s individual needs.
“We also offer our clients continual on- and off-site training and support to ensure success through the correct implementation of our recommendations.
“Our biggest reward is the satisfaction of delivering results through identifying a client’s problem and solving it in the most cost effective and efficient manner.”