Dust Control Equipment, Part 1

SKU: CHDCE10CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Dust from coal handling operations must be controlled to protect personal health, equipment, and the environment. There are many different types of equipment used to control coal dust, and operating it may be part of a coal yard worker’s job. Dust control equipment is classified into two main groups: equipment used to control dust inside buildings and equipment used to control dust outside in the coal yard. This course focuses on the equipment used in the coal yard.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Dust-Suppressing Systems
  • Explain why environmentally friendly chemicals, such as surfactants and foams, are used in dust-suppressing sprays.
  • Describe the systems used to turn dust-suppressing sprays on and off, including a lever-activated system and a sonar-activated system.
  • Identify the checks and minor maintenance procedures that an operator may have to carry out on a spray system.
  • Dust Collection Systems
  • Describe the general layout of a dust collection system.
  • Explain how to operate a dust collection system containing a cyclone, an exhaust fan, and a dust valve.
  • Identify minor maintenance duties associated with dust collection systems.
  • Baghouse Components
  • Describe a typical baghouse system, including the exhaust fan, bags, dampers, and dust valve.
  • Explain how an air pulse bag cleaning system works.
  • Explain how a typical carbon dioxide fire suppression system works.
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