Best Available Technique

Dust Management UK can assist you with the using and implementing Best Available Technique (BAT). Below is an extract from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Process Guidance Notes that are relevant for best available techniques according to the UK.

Cement batching activities

Sources of dustControl technique
Loading and unloading of materials• transfer of aggregate to bins

• transfer of dry batch to mixer

• transfer of dry batch to lorry

ContainmentSuppression (ring spray bars)

Reduce drop heights (through variable height conveyors or chutes)

Dust arrestment (loading area) using bag or cartridge filters

Double handling transfer pointsSite and process design
Delivery from road tanker to siloVarious techniques
SilosDust arrestment (bag or cartridge filters)
Aggregate stockpilesWind design management through fencing, bunding etcSuppression (water and/or suppressants, well positioned spray guns and sufficient coverage by sprays)

Covering

Conveyors and transferContainment (wind boards)Reduce drop heights

Appropriate siting away from receptors

Blending and packingContainmentDesignated areas

Reduce drop height

Dust arrestment (bag or cartridge filters)

External operationsAppropriate sitingWind design management
VehiclesWheel and under body washingExhausts that do not point vertically down

Mobile Crushing Plant

 

Sources of dustControl technique
Loading and unloading of materialsContainmentSuppression

Reduce drop heights (through variable height conveyors or chutes)

Double handling transfer pointsSite and process design
StockpilesWind design management through fencing, bunding etcSuppression

Covering

Crushing, grinding, screeningContainmentSuppression

Dust arrestment

Conveyors and transferContainment (wind boards)Appropriate siting away from receptors
Blending and packingContainmentReduce drop height

Dust arrestment (bag or cartridge filters)

External operationsAppropriate sitingWind design management
VehiclesWheel and under body washing