Dust Suppression Units Earn UL, CSA Certification

October 6, 2014

Dust Control Technology (DCT) announced that the company’s core products have been successfully certified as meeting Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards. Three direct-drive designs from have been certified for the U.S. and Canada: the DustBoss DB-30, DB-45 and DB-60.

“UL certification affirms the safety of these three fan-driven designs,” said DCT General Manager Laura Stiverson. “Their effectiveness has been proven through more than a decade of use in severe operating conditions, such as demolition, mining and coal handling. From the time of their introduction, product safety has always been a priority, but now customers have the added assurance of certification by an independent source.”

Using standards developed by UL and CSA, the evaluation and certification process was conducted by SGS, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) accredited by OSHA. The organization is an ISO Guide 65 Certification Body accredited by International Accounting Standards (IAS) to list products in the U.S. The NRTL program was created by OSHA in 1995 to standardize testing across multiple providers and has become the measure of safety testing for equipment manufactured around the world.

The certification process required DCT to submit equipment for rigorous testing under a specific set of criteria. In addition to equipment testing and quality assurance process review, the company must meet an ongoing series of benchmarks in order to maintain the certification, including factory inspection and quarterly product inspections.

The DustBoss series of oscillating atomizing sprayers is designed for safe and effective open-area dust and odor suppression, with a variety of safety features such as fans with heavy-duty guarding, atomizer rings with pressure output that’s safe enough for bare fingers and industrial strength, steel-framed wheeled carriages or skid mounts. The high-powered fans distribute the atomized mist at noise levels below OSHA approved decibel thresholds and low water usage allows safer control of runoff.