GRT's green products result in durable roads with excellent dust control.
Global Road Technology (GRT) India, with 2,459 miles of road construction currently under execution, unveils its unique dust control technology, GRT: HAUL-LOC for DOTT Services (DOTT), contractor for Singareni Collieries Mines.
The environment-friendly brand recently completed haulage road and hardstand (warehouse) dust control jobs at Ramakrishnapuram Open Cast (RKPOC) coal mine. GRT is expanding fast and increasing its share of the dust control market in the mining sector by delivering chemical technologies that ensure low maintenance and dust-free environments.
Speaking on the occasion, Nicholas James, Executive Director (chemical dust control & stabilisation), GRT, said, 'Our latest polymer product GRT: HAUL-LOC was used at RKPOC mine to control dust generated by machinery and vehicles traversing haulage roads, quarry ramps, and overburden dumps. The product provided the following unique benefits: Increased road integrity - reduced rutting, corrugation and destabilisation; Reduced pavement and machinery maintenance costs - less fuel and tyre consumption, and less requirement for pavement rebuilds and expensive maintenance procedures, such as grading and rolling; Reduced wastage of precious resources like water (GRT: HAUL-LOC extended the life of water and dust control effects at RKPOC mine by 1,200 per cent); and Increased productivity - improved visibility and production (larger areas were able to operate at the same time). Together with DOTT Services, we aim to work towards road safety and the elimination of environmental hazards related to dust pollution.'
'Reducing overheads and increasing efficiency are bonuses (the cream if you like), the main goal is to improve our client's health and safety conditions, and reduce the environmental impact - safer working conditions for staff and healthier living conditions for the surrounding communities will always translate into productivity,' said James.
Raja Shekar Rao, CEO, DOTT, said that he was pleased with the result and looked forward to working with GRT in October. Pashuram, Vehicles Manger at DOTT said that he was amazed by the product's (GRT: HAUL-LOC) ability to suppress dust for two-and-a-half hours, and that his team of haulage truck operators were especially pleased with the safer working conditions created onsite, and that he looked forward to seeing the solution expanded to cover all ækachha' roads at the mine. Rajamuli, Warehouse Store Manager, DOTT said that he was happy with the clean, dust-free environment the product (GRT: WET-LOC) created after only one pass (application), and that his team of mechanics were extremely happy with the improved health conditions - they no longer had to breath-in fine dust particles and worry about eye infections.
Dust pollution is one of the main contributing air contaminants and environmental hazards, having extensive health, safety and environmental consequences. While breathing, airborne dust particles can pass through the mouth and nostrils, and travel to the deepest regions of the lungs; over prolonged periods, this can cause many serious respiratory conditions (and eye diseases). However, it is only recently that both employers and regulators have started taking this seriously.
GRT's green products result in durable roads with excellent dust control, making GRT an infrastructure brand with a conscience. Compared to conventional processes, GRT's dust control solutions offer distinct advantages and lucrative benefits, including easy application and long life protection across extreme climatic conditions. GRT's products also offer the toughness and flexibility to be applied across a diverse spectrum of industries. Improving safety and eliminating dust complaints from staff and surrounding landholders are some of the major driving forces behind the development of GRT products.