The Fog Cannon® has been designed to tackle the problem of airborne particles and dust generated by open mining activities, general demolition work and industrial bulk material handling.
The machine emits a powerful fog jet of fine droplets of water/air and, if required, also a surfactant.
There are several Fog Cannon® models available with different projections and range capabilities.
The Fog Cannon® is electrically-powered and is also available in an intrinsically-safe version for explosive atmospheres or with a hydraulic motor. This masterpiece of fluid-dynamic engineering is the result of three years of research and experimentation, thanks to the expertise of professors from the Engineering School of the Milan Polytechnic.
- Opencast mining activities
- Demolition works in general
- Industrial handling of bulk materials
- Transfers by conveyor belts
- Loading and unloading trucks
- Loading and unloading wagons
- Dispersion of atmospheric gases
- Odor control
- Livestock cooling
- Prevention of health problems for
labourers of unhealthy working sites
- Shows, stadiums or places with great
concentration of people
- Pollution control with spray solvents
- Fire fighting
- Fire aftermath
- Use at airports, highways, tunnels,
- Dispersal of solvents in cases of spillage
into the environment
Fog Cannon® suppresses up to 90% of dust particles carried by air
Fog Cannon® is available in manual or fully automated version
Two types of surfactants are available: agglomeration and film forming
Surfactant ECS89 (certified by the German Ministry of Health, VDI 2584 and Ta-Luft.) Creates a harmless mist capable of rapidly suppressing airborne particles
The ECS90 film forming type is based on saline combined with natural biological glue. Creates a crust formation capable of containing dust particles
Fog Cannon® has a reachable range of 30 to 500 meters, an angle of rotation of approximately 270 ° laterally and a continuously adjustable height
This means that a single machine is capable of covering an area of up to 260,000 square meters
Fog Cannon® complies with EU Council Directive 98/20 / EC and 1999/28 / EC) and ISO 6396, 2008 COMPLY. Less than 80 dBA
Description: Industrial Nebulizer Cannon
Operation: A continuous fan that launches a double or triple component discharge (water / air and surfactant) produced by spray nozzles located at the exit of the cannon
Movement: Elevation, arc, crossbar, pump pressure and surfactant (electrically controlled) on site and / or by remote control
Droplet size: From 0 to 250 micron, curve shifted to 150 microns
Power: From a total of 20 kW depends on the required range and consequently, the model
Current: 400V / 50Hz and 230V and 460 or 110V / 60Hz, upon request
H2O consumption: From 210 to 1000 liters / minute of clean water
Surfactant: ECS89 or ECS90
Consumption: At a fixed ratio of 1: 400 to the flow of water
Safety: In accordance with European safety and health laws
Continuous automatic control of elevation and rotation by means of electric or hydraulic motors.
Intrinsically safe version for explosive atmospheres (ATEX).
Fixed, mounted on rails or rubber tires, with or without towbar.
Parking and / or intermittent warning lights.
Secure the assembly to your fire equipment.
Manual operation or remote control for fire appliances.
Remote control via digital radio within a range of 10 km, or via closed-loop Ethernet.
Controlled by operator or remote TV camera.
The software is fully automated to ensure effective intervention against dust and weather components.
Q. What is considered to be dust?
A .: Anything less than 10 microns in diameter.
Q. How to measure a micron?
A .: A human hair is 50 microns in average and the smallest grain of sand on the beach is about 90 microns.
Q: Does dust naturally exist in nature?
A .: No, dust is generated by human activity and especially in industry or produced by combustion vehicles.
Q: How does Fog cannon work?
A .: Special mist nozzles produce water spray droplets, eventually added with inert chemicals. Typically, dust particles of 10 μm remain suspended in the air for long periods of time. The water droplets have the same dimensions as the particulates so the wet captured dust falls faster to the ground.
Q. But could not you replace with sprinklers or other types of vaporizers?
A .: No, if the droplet is not exactly the size required for particle capture it simply goes through the cloud of dust. Fog cannon injects droplets between 90 and 115 microns through the pressure of 15 bar also calculating the losses from the exit of the system to the place or area to be treated. In addition, irrigators spend 10 times more water and with 1000 times larger dropslets.