Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The World's Only Measurable Water Spray System Developed by Australian Company

The World's Only Measurable Water Spray System Developed by Australian Company

- The only system in the world that can deliver consistent, measurable water coverage for dust suppression on haul roads.

- Innovative design based on years of research, scientific reports and consultation with mine managers.

- Has the potential to save million of dollars AND billions of litres of water every year, while also increasing truck productivity.

Background

ADE was founded 26 years ago in Brisbane, providing custom engineering products. Over the years it diversified into equipment access systems, fuel systems, water truck spray systems, and many other innovative solutions for the mining and construction industry.


ADE specialises in water truck spray systems, designed to suppress the dust on haul roads on mine sites, quarries, and large construction sites. It is a very precise art- if too much water is sprayed the road can become slippery- a major safety hazard for the 500-tonne-plus trucks that use the haul roads. If not enough water is sprayed dust can obscure the road, causing it to be closed down until the dust settles at an average cost of 1.5 million dollars per hour.

ECO Spray Premium

While many studies have been done into how to calculate the perfect water coverage spray rate, ADE are proud to announce they have the only system in the world that can deliver consistent, measurable water coverage for dusty haul roads. ADE’s innovative system, called the Electronically Controlled Operating (ECO) Spray System, uses advantaged technology which measures the truck ground speed, the road surface material, road geometry and other factors to calculate and supply the perfect amount of water to the road.

This system, while creating a much safer environment for haul trucks, also saves the mine operators time, money and water costs, as the trucks that can’t measure the water being sprayed often spray far more than is necessary, meaning they need to spend more time being refilled, and more water is sucked from the surrounding environment.

On sites where water typically costs approximately $2000 per mega litre, using the ECO Spray Premium a fleet of five trucks operating 18 hours per day can save 4 million litres of water per day, or 1.4 billion litres per year- a monetary saving of $2.9million.

ADE’s General Manager/Director Clive Gray says the ECO Spray Premium gives mine operators the power to apply the minimum amount of water needed to ensure their haul roads are safe, something that mine operators had been looking to do for years.
“Mine operators know the significant costs and dangers of over- or under-watering haul roads, but until now there was no way of measuring exactly how much water was being applied, and whether it met industry recommendations,” says Gray.

“ECO Spray Premium totally removes the guesswork, and can save mine operators time, money and water as a bonus.”

Still headquartered in Aspley in Brisbane’s north, ADE has expanded globally, developing dealer networks across South America in Chile, Peru, and Colombia, Indonesia and, just this month, in Colorado in the United States.

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