Quaker Chemical Corp says its package of dust suppressants, ground control agents and longwall fluids address several of the mining industry’s ongoing needs.
High levels of respirable dust and quartz can cause visibility and other health and safety issues to mine workers, which is where its DUSTGRIP® dust suppressants come in.
These suppressants have been formulated, the company says, to:
- Reduce the generation of airborne particulate matter from mines, roads, stockpiles, rail hauls, construction sites, quarries and other areas where air-born dust is a problem;
- Increase site safety for workers by reducing levels of airborne dust and quartz, and;
- Have a cumulative effect so they are longer lasting with lower maintenance cost when compared with water alone.
On top of this, it has its MINETECH™ Ground Control Agents within its portfolio. Designed to consolidate and stabilise unstable ground, as well as seal against water ingress, these ground control agents provide good penetration into small cracks and fissures, high adhesive strength and “Outstanding mechanical properties and flexibility to be an effective ground consolidation and stabilisation tool”, it says.
Fluid instability, sticky soaps, bacteria and corrosion can all be a risk to mine equipment and workers, the company said. “QUINTOLUBRIC® 818-02 has been developed as a 100% synthetic true solution that triples filter life through superior fluid dynamics and improved system cleanliness; reduces bacteria, keeping systems free of corrosion and plugged filters, and; is compatible with all commonly used longwall fluids for easy conversion.”