DustGuard

Protect your valuable capital equipment against severe damage by installation of DustGuard

Engineered solution designed to address the excessive dusting in engines and gas turbines

One problem that mining truck operators face is engines that perform poorly, show accelerated wear and sometimes face emergency stops due to a dusty environment and poor air filtration. To resolve this problem IMBU developed DustGuard , which continuously measures particle size and quality of air getting into the engine and when air quality deteriorates beyond pre-agreed boundaries, it immediately alerts the operator with a warning to check air filters.

Cost-benefit analysis

Minor investment cost avoiding major damages.

Increased productivity

Efficient use of equipment and early detection of malfunction that results in overall productivity optimization.

Increased asset utilization

Preemptively servicing equipment before problems occur thus increasing overall equipment lifetime.

Reduced OPEX

Avoiding costly unplanned downtime by providing an effective mechanism for early warning.

Simple and sturdy

DustGuard is simple and rugged, made to operate in industrial environments.

Easy and quick installation

DustGuard is easy to install and configure, without any modification to your plant infrastructure.

The main objective of DustGuard is to guard gas turbines and engines against undesired dust.

Online diagnostics DustGuard provides online detailed diagnostics about performance of the asset`s air-filtration. Data Visualization and Online Diagnostics Data trends are available online to the Operator and management, a satellite modem is included allowing uploading of measurements anywhere in the world. Data can be shared with IMBU to allow its engineers to troubleshoot and give relevant suggestions.
DustGuard Testing Working Principle DustGuard uses a laser scattering principle to identify air quality by measuring and categorizing individual dust particles. The µg particle content and particle quantity is reported on a range individual basis for PM1, PM2.5, PM4, and PM10. It checks the air coming from each individual manifold (in case of having a diesel engine set-up with multiple turbo-chargers) to get highly accurate readings.

Fields of Application

Using predictive analytics to get a current snapshot of equipment`s status and avoid possible major malfunctions.
MINING TRUCKS

Mining trucks & mining equipment are another frequent victims of the excessive dust consumption. Truck engines face a lot of challenges in sandy and dusty environments, with dust ingress being one of them which results in internal combustion engine component damage. It is important to be able to track engine`s operation and avoid damaging effects of dust particles on major hardware.

GAS TURBINES

When a gas turbine goes down, this greatly affects the production cycle and the company has to tolerate fiancée loss. Knowing what can go wrong and how to anticipate turbine failures can help to avoid a difficult unplanned outage. With the predictive maintenance, the maintenance team can keep close eyes on the possible future failures in the machine and take necessary steps to avoid it.

RECIPROCATING DIESEL AND GAS ENGINES

The diesel engine is the heart of the heavy construction equipment and replacement costs are very high. Ingress of dust due to leaky air intake systems shreds the components in short order. Frequently, this leads to emergency stops, due to local air conditions and/or air filter clogging or failure.

Distinctive algorithm

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the DustGuard is its algorithm. The principle of converting measured signal into mass concentration values is a one-of-a-kind feature of DustGuard.

Real-time dust classification

DustGuard allows the user to test four different air samples in real-time. This is being achieved by the use of 5 solenoid valves and implementation of laser-scattering principle.