Bypass roads can cause a real headache in terms of airborne dust. Yet they are necessary to ensure traffic can continue to flow during any type of construction work, whether it’s on a mine site or affects a public road.
About the client: Al Futtaim Colas Shawkah is a quarry based in the United Arab Emirates which supplies asphalt aggregates to the hotly contested and competitive construction industry in the UAE and abroad.
Most fruit farms in South Africa consist of a series of unsealed dirt roads or tracks to transport picked fruits. Dust generated by the movement of light duty vehicles, tractors with trailers and big trucks will inevitably settle on the vegetation leaves and fruits due to the roads being unsealed. Further compounding this issue, areas without vegetation also contribute as a source of dust particularly on windy days.
Background This road stabilisation project was carried out by Dust-A-Side at Teberebie village in Ghana. The village road is a thoroughfare to the AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Ltd mine. The roadway carries a medium level of traffic consisting of taxis and LVDs to and from the mine.
The benefits of stabilising primary haul roads with DASProduct on one of the coal mines in South Africa were apparent after 110 mm of rain. This amount of rainfall left the haul roads extremely muddy.
It is common for some of the mines in South Africa to implement an independent, do-it-yourself program for dust control to avoid perceived risks around bringing in new service providers unfamiliar with their operations, or repeating prior experiences with poor performing suppliers.