Their challenge

When regulatory agencies mandated that a major Midwest Electric Utility remediate airborne dust produced by stockpiled gypsum near one of its plants, the company hired Salas O’Brien to assess the problem and provide an efficient, cost effective solution.

Our solution

Our team designed a dust control system which uses enclosures and the DustTamer™ wind fence product by Dust Solutions, Inc. (DSI). DustTamer™ is a fabric material with specifically designed porosity that allows 30 to 50% of ambient air to breathe through the fabric while helping to equalize the pressure differential from one side of the fabric to the other. Our design also include concrete push walls that are strategically placed to protect the wind fence.