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Global Road Technology and TotalEnergies Marketing Australia to showcase cutting-edge dust control solution

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Global Road Technology (GRT) and TotalEnergies Marketing Australia will be showcasing its leading dust suppression solution at the upcoming 2024 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.

GRT’s Australian-made SMART Dosing Unit, which has been backed by a Queensland Government innovation grant, is an automated dosing system designed to enhance the effectiveness of dust suppression and water management systems on mine sites will be the centre-piece of its presentation.

It will educate miners on the importance of using whole-of-site particulate pollution control measures that combine data collection, artificial intelligence (AI) tools, eco-friendly solutions and specially engineered products built to withstand the harshest Australian conditions can protect workers and communities from work-related lung-diseases like silicosis.

For GRT chief executive officer Troy Adams, the 2024 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference will provide GRT and its distribution partner TotalEnergies Marketing Australia the opportunity to showcase products and services that can safeguard the health and safety of mine site workers.

“Alongside our partners TotalEnergies Marketing Australia we are planning to educate the sector about our industry proven solutions to prevent excessive dust generation within the resources sector,” Adams said.

“One of our key focus areas will be to highlight the benefits of using our Queensland government backed SMART dosing technology to help Australian miners to reduce their carbon footprint and the amount of particulate pollution produced during mining activity.

“We will highlight where this technology sits in our complete suite of non-toxic chemical dust suppression applications that twinned with our engineered dosing and application techniques deliver integrated dust management strategies that limit exposure times, measure particulate pollution, and allow us to deliver data-driven targeted control methods and ensure that workers are trained to recognise and understand risks.”

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GRT is an Queensland headquartered international, engineering technology company that provides innovative products and solutions for the mining, civil, agricultural, resources, land development, and environmental management sectors.

Designed and assembled by GRT’s engineers adhering to the company’s ISO 9001 certified quality management system, these Australian-manufactured SMART Dosing Units consist of a central control and satellite communication module utilising Internet of Things (IoT) technology to provide the ability to remotely control and automate product use.

It was backed by the Queensland Government’s Round 9 of the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas initiative to assist GRT in accelerating its growth while at the same time assisting the mining industry in protecting workers and becoming more environmentally friendly.

GRT’s innovative product suite of dust suppression non-toxic chemical applications twinned with its engineered dosing and application techniques has seen it emerge as a national leader in the development of infrastructure and process solutions for the global markets, and sees it well-placed to capitalise on this growth.

According to TotalEnergies Marketing Australia mining manager Andrew Druwitt the key for the industry going forward is the need for employers to stay informed about the relevant standards, codes of practice and compliance requirements around adhering to exposure limits to ensure that workers are protected – its partnership with GRT is driven by this understanding of what type of products the industry will be looking for going forward.

The partnership with GRT allows us to work with the mining sector on particulate pollution reduction strategies, through phased and planned dust suppression programs,” Druwitt said.

“Our focus at TotalEnergies Marketing Australia is to build awareness across the resource sector about the dangers of dust pollution, dust pollution is one of the major drivers of poor air quality, which in turn threatens the health and wellbeing of workers and the local communities in which they operate in.”

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