Specialists See Off Dust

Publication: The Mining Chronicle Date: 13 May 2011

Mining dust busters Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) have saddled up with the 2011 Jupiters National Finals Rodea, managing the event's dust solutions at the Gold Coast Convention Centre arena in April.

RST came on board as official sponsors of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association event which see Australia's top 120 rodeo stars compete for the top award.

The Gold Coast based company was the first dust management expert to be involved in the event, which is the largest rodeo staged in Australia.

Event organiser Mick Ellison said RST had been recommended to the NFR by Raw Courts, the company behind the clay tennis courts for the David Cup.

"We have over 700 tonnes of river clay in here, supplied from a quarry in Burleigh," said Mr Ellison.

"It's all about customer comfort. In previous years, we haven't had any assistance managing the dust coming off the arena. Now the clay dries out even better. We have identified RST as a company to help us do that."

RST technical and development director David Handel said the project involved the usage of their product Heavy Water to keep the clay dust at bay.

"The NFR have put a whole dust managmenet program together this year and we're here in total support of this important program," said Mr Handel.

"We're dust suppressing all gravel that was imported for the event."

With more than 20 years experience in total dust control and soil erosion solutions, RST has been operating across mines in Australia and overseas for several years, designing innocative and holistic dust suppression solutions.

The company aslo design, construct and maintain solutions for the agricultural, civil and construction industries and roadways.

"All of our products and solutions are tailor-made and project specific to match the individual job requirements," said Mr Handel.

The company is headquartered in Burleigh Heads, Queensland and Welshpool, Western Australia and designs, constructs and maintains all systems. With qualified site technicians managing each program, RST implements continual improvement programs to ensure that all products and systems are supplying clients with optimum results.