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Geometrica: Combat Dust – Cover Your Stockpile

Dust — billions of tons of it rises annually into the air.  It smothers, clogs, dulls, and pollutes.  Reducing dust levels at a bulk material handling operation is a requirement driven by a combination of environmental, operational, employee and community expectations.

Dust — it pervades all earthly things and the deepest recesses of space. We battle domestic dust, atmospheric dust, saw dust, road dust, industrial dust, coal dust, and mineral dust.  Billions of tons of it rises annually into the air.  It smothers, clogs, dulls, and pollutes.

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Geometrica Dome at Caserones

Caserones is a copper ore and concentrate facility located 4000 m above sea level in the Chilean Andes, 160 km southeast of Copiapó in the Atacama Region. The company is owned by Japan’s Pan-Pacific Copper and Mitsui and Co. Ltd. Its construction involved unprecedented challenges due to its rugged location, freezing temperatures, high winds, low ore grade and scarcity of resources. The Caserones domes by Geometrica are designed to withstand a rugged environment involving snow loads that reach 800 kg/m2 and wind pressures of up to 300 kg/m2.

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Domes by CST Industries

CST Covers was created by combining the world’s two leading aluminum structure companies, Temcor and Conservatek Industries. Temcor, founded in 1964, and Conservatek in 1977, can boast over eight decades of experience in the design and manufacture of large diameter clear-span structures and environmental enclosures.

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