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ASGCO Wash-Box Belt System Reduces Airborne Dust

A Trona, or sodium carbonate, mine lends itself to high concentrations of extremely irritable dust. One mine was more than 1,500-ft. deep, going through the waterline. The existing cleaners were not heavy duty enough to handle the high-speed belt and high-pressure water.

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ASGCO’s engineering department listened to their concerns and recommended designing and installing a customized stainless steel Mine Duty Wash Box system with a wider, deeper box that included specialized high pressure nozzles and plumbing to withstand 750 psi; retractable Razor-Back secondary cleaners with Spring-Shoc tensioners; and custom-designed mounting brackets to meet the customer’s special requirements. The self-contained belt cleaning system also contained heavier duty pillow block bearings for high speeds and workloads.

The ASGCO Wash Box provided the plant the highest degree of belt cleaning technology. Air quality tests performed there have proven that the airborne dust levels in the plant showed a huge reduction and are almost normal fresh-air quality.

Wash Box features and benefits include:

  • Complete belt cleaning system that incorporates a series of spray bars, belt cleaners and pressure/deflection roll to maximize effectiveness and virtually eliminate all carry-back.
  • Fully enclosed system that contains the wash waste fluid and carry-back.
  • Large removable service doors allow for easy inspection and service access.
  • Can be customized to meet exact application needs.

ASGCO,, 610-821-0216