Minimising dust emissions from stockpiles in Ironmaking

The No. 4 Subs Area at Port Kembla Steelworks is used to temporarily store various materials used in operational processes by the Ironmaking department.

A team of BlueScope employees and contractors has worked towards putting additional controls in place to minimise or eliminate dust emissions from the stockpile.  These include:

  • Wetting down stockpile areas when high winds are forecast,
  • Water sprays that are automatically activated during high winds or when material is being transported,
  • Road sweeping to minimise drag out on roads,
  • Water cart to wet down material when required, and
  • Training employees and contractors engaged in the process.

 Spray Nozzles

IMAGE: Spray Nozzels