HOW DOES IT WORK?
Specifically formulated liquid polymer GRT: 7000 dries clear and is environmentally friendly. Engineered for use in civil construction, it can act as a clear polymer sealant as well as a high performing reinforcement agent.
With each application an accumulating number of dust particles are bound together, preventing them from becoming airborne. Due to the calmative residual nature of the product, over time the rate of application reduces, becoming more economical each year. After initial works, maintaining applications are required only once every 12 to 16 weeks, depending on traffic loading.
GRT: 7000 (and GRT: 9000) is a highly effective polymer soil reinforcement agent. Used on its own or in conjunction with traditional stabilisation agents, it achieves high UCS results with relatively low dosage rates.
The product works by physically and chemically bonding soil or pavement particles. This leads to improved compressive strengths, high tensile resilience and water impermeability.
Mine access and mineral transportation present considerable logistical and environmental challenges. Catering to large-scale operations, GRT specializes in the design, development and maintenance of haul roads, access roads, hardstands, lay-down yards and more.
With soil stabilization and dust control polymer solutions to suit all soil types, GRT can create a cheap and reliable infrastructure to suit all conditions and purposes as either a retrofit solution or designed into new developments.
Haul Roads & Access Roads
Haul and access roads on mine sites endure the majority of mining activity and movement. Heavy machinery, high traffic usage, and harsh weather conditions mean these roads must be robust, resilient and flexible. GRT’s revolutionary products and processes prevent dust while also repairing and controlling soil and surface deterioration. Our products are effective on all soil types, keeping roads open, improving driving conditions and eliminating potential health threats posed by fugitive dust.
Mine operators understand how essential it is to build a stable road base so as to keep the routes intact, maintain safety and avoid rising maintenance costs. GRT delivers quality access road dust control and stabilization solutions to keep these vital thoroughfares permanently operational.
GRTs’ line of highly effective, environmentally safe soil stabilization and dust control products and processes eliminate the need for inefficient watering. Our dust control products also help prevent surface deterioration, potholes and rutting, avoiding haulage downtime, and damage to plant and equipment.
For oil and natural gas extraction companies, road access is vital. Not just on site but also in the wider community. Serving as vital arteries of transit, these roads sustain some of the heaviest traffic and in turn suffer the worst wear and tear. GRT has a variety of revolutionary polymer products and processes to stabilise and/or seal these access roads. Lowing maintenance costs, our solutions address visibility issues, dust-related health concerns, ensures year round, all weather site access and helps oil and natural gas extraction companies ensure regulatory compliance.
GRT’s processes and solutions work on the premise of prevention being the best medicine. GRT’s line of products and road dust control solutions dramatically reduce dust and stabilize the road surface, preventing erosion and avoiding costly maintenance or resurfacing. Also, GRT’s dust control polymer products and processes eliminate the contaminating effects of dust on the environment, keeping the road clear and the community happy.
By being proactive about dust control and soil stabilization, GRT helps sites stay safe and ensures oil and gas companies can continue to succeed in the communities in which they operate.
Hardstand areas such as lay down yards, drill, and well pads experience consistently high levels of traffic throughout the year and form the focal point of activities related to oil and natural gas extraction. In addition, the dust stirred up by the operations associated with these sites can cause equipment failure and poor visibility. In cases where natural materials are substandard, excavation and replacement with imported material is an expensive option.
GRT polymer soil stabilization is the cost effective, and environmentally sustainable solution to construct hardstand areas quickly and lower ongoing maintenance costs.
Penetrating the soil and compounding with each application, GRT’s polymer solutions physically and chemically bind soil particles together, creating durable foundations and water resistant, stabilised surfaces that have improved compressive strengths as well as high tensile resilience.
With GRT’s soil stabilization, sealing and dust control solutions and processes, you can rely on access to your site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Stockpile Storage and Transport Dust Solutions
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations, health concerns and potential profit loss associated with mineral storage and transportation pose considerable challenges for mining companies.
GRT’s polymer-based mixture provides an exceptional liquid tarping solution for raw material stockpiles – suppressing up to 95% of dust particles.
The process works by amalgamating the small particles of coal, ore, or overburden on the surface of the pile, with the polymer to create a thin layer of stable bonded material resistant to wind and rain erosion. This prevents particles becoming airborne as fugitive dust. Polymer solutions can be applied directly to raw materials using water trucks, and existing or bespoke spray bar systems and gantries. Designed for the tough conditions of the resource sector, the product does not alter the burning properties of coal.
GRT also provides pit-to-port dust mitigation strategies and ongoing dust monitoring services to ensure the most cost effective protection over the life of your project.
- Reduced plant and staff utilisation for road maintenance
- Massive reduction in water usage (95 – 99%)
- Reduced damage to haulage trucks
- Reduced ware and tear of tyres and fuel consumption
- Reduced spillage of material & overburden
- Reduces road construction and maintenance after rain events
- Reduces downtime due to rain (monsoon) and dust (summer)
- Less pavement investment and surface preparation than bitumen
- Increase efficiency and productivity
- Eliminates Dust
- Eliminates the Requirement for Watering
- Eliminates the need for Daily Maintenance (watering & grading)
- Creates Stable, Sealed, Water-resistant Road Surface
- Prevents Corrugation & Rutting (“ride-ability”)
- Improves the Pavement Integrity
- Reduces Rolling & Skid Resistance
- Improved Health & Safety for Workers & the Community
- Environmentally Safe and Cost Effective
- Mine Road Networks
- Haulage Roads
- Quarry Roads
- Kachha Roads
- Light & Heavy Industry (MIDC) Roads
- Access Roads
- Agriculture (farm) Road Networks
- Airport Runways
- Port Roads
- Renewable Energy Site & Access Roads
- Military – Border Roads
- Master Planned Communities
- Material Transport (liquid tarping)
Thanks again for all of the effort put in by the entire GRT team. Lady Loretta is extremely happy with the outcome.
GRT greatly reduced imported gravel being required during construction phase and effectively eliminated dust whilst providing QGC cost savings of between 20-37% on road maintenance, GRT provided safety and social benefits to our contractors and surrounding land holders.