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The Rate of Return to Service on Roads Sprayed with Dustac at

Standard Rates
It has long been observed that roads treated with Dustac were able to be returned to
service far quicker than untreated roads or for that matter roads treated with other dust
suppression compounds. This has been particularly evident on roads formed with a
substrate high in clay as is typical in many parts of Western Australia. On mine sites
that are affected by monsoonal and cyclonic weather the savings can be significant.






The picture above was taken after 150mm of rain had fallen the previous night. The left
side of the road has been treated with Dustac and the right has had no treatment other
than raw water used as a dust suppressant.
It can be seen that after a significant rain event the left of the road is immediately
trafficable whilst the right remains unusable.


The same road treated with Dustac taken at the same time after the same rain event.
The road is fully operational and wheel tracks show traffic is already moving.
Should roads be returned to service 5 hours early after each event and the area
experiences only 30 such events a year, the roads could be operational for an extra
week.