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McAuliffe aims to crush on-site dust pollution

Specialist environmental contractor, McAuliffe, has strengthened its on-site dust control facilities with the purchase of a Generac DF7500 MPT Dustfighter dust suppression unit. The order was placed by managing director, John McAuliffe, with Generac’s dealer in dust suppression products, ACE Plant.

McAuliffe has made the safe control of airborne contaminates a priority on all its sites where this type of pollution is evident and the DF7500 MPT is a significant component in reducing the risks of dust inhalation.

The DF7500 MPT Dustfighter is a self-contained dust suppression unit, producing a fine mist of water through a series of high-pressure jets. The mist is propelled onto the site by a powerful fan, covering a wide area in just a few moments, rendering the area free from unhealthy and hazardous material. The unit is entirely self-contained, with an on board generating set and water tank, which alleviates the need for any additional or ancillary equipment – the DF7500 MPT Dustfighter arrives on site ready for instant operation.

The DF7500 MPT is already in use on McAuliffe sites, protecting the health of construction workers, the general public and adjacent properties. Dust (in particular, silica dust from cement) is harmful to human health and McAuliffe is committed to using all practical measures to minimise it. The Dustfighter will also be used in conjunction with the recycling of aggregates, where crushers and screeners are operated. This supplements the existing suppression equipment on crushers.

McAuliffe was particularly impressed with the portability and mobility of the DF7500 MPT – it can be swiftly moved on site to target specific risk areas depending on dust source, wind direction and location of sensitive receptors. It will also be used as part of remote asbestos cement removal. Commenting on this purchase, McAuliffe said: “There is no other product on the market which can match the full functionality and robustness of the product and it is now an essential part of McAuliffe’s environmental management on site.”

DF7500 MPT Dustfighter is part of a range of dust suppression products manufactured by Milton Keynes based, Generac Mobile Products. Generac Mobile Products UK Limited is the new name for Tower Light (UK) Limited, a leading manufacturer of environmentally sustainable commercial lighting systems and dust suppression products. This new identity is to reflect its recent acquisition by the US Company, Generac Holdings Inc. The company supplies a range of environmentally biased equipment to the UK construction, events and utility markets.

Milton Keynes based, ACE Plant, is the main Generac dealer in dust suppression products. They have been established for over 40 years and remain an independently owned company, offering a wide range of dust suppression and bunded fuel storage equipment for hire and sale in many specialist market sectors. These include; mineral extraction, waste management, demolition, events, civil engineering, airports, and general construction.

The McAuliffe business is based in Wolverhampton and was founded in August 1970. In the mid-80s the company ventured into the reclamation and remediation of brownfield sites, working on a former landfill site in Solihull and the early Land Rover works in Birmingham. Four decades on and McAuliffe has become firmly established as one of the most dependable, proficient and fairly-priced names in the industry. It continues to be a family led firm, being managed by the second generation of McAuliffes.

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BDC 299 December 2022