Suppressing Dust Dissemination From Dump Hoppers

The clouds of dust that escape during the materials handling process pose extreme health risks to anyone nearby. Exposure to such dust can lead to the development of silicosis, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

When applied to a hopper alone, Burnley® Baffles can eliminate up to 80% of dust… and if you apply an additional dust collector directly to a hopper, 100% of dust can be eliminated.

How the Burnley® Baffles work

The Burnley Baffle’s Intake hopper dust management leverages simple yet highly effective principles of gravity and air movement to efficiently control and contain particulate matter.

They consist of a set of modules that fill the open inlet face of a hopper. Each module contains a set of blades that pivot to allow the material to flow into the hopper.

The baffles strip the air moving through the hopper of grain or ore, due to the air pressure on all sides of the baffles being all but constant.

As the air is not heavy enough to open the blades, only the product enters the hopper, while the dust remains below the blades.

The Burnley Baffle’s receiving hopper dust management also provides a more effective dust mitigation process. They’re easy to install, customizable to a hopper of any size, and are available in various sizes to suit different types of dry granular bulk raw material. 

The Burnley® Baffles come in five different model types, depending on the granular material that is involved:

  • Grain
  • Cement and clinker
  • Fertiliser
  • Soda ash
  • Ores
  • Coal… or others.

At Mideco, we are committed to providing top-notch industrial dust extraction solutions that fully addresses your dust control problem. That is why we created the Burnley Baffles – a tool that helps protect the safety and health of your workers.