Dust control is a major issue and concern at many industrial job sites. Having a wind fence can help to control dust and limit the wind affecting the job site by up to 60%. Being able to stop and redirect the wind away from stockpiles reduces the dust created by blowing particulates. Wind causes and spreads dust. Slowing and redirecting the wind is a key dust control strategy. Mines, mills and land development sites are a few examples of industries that frequently experience problematic dust.
Excessive dust can have negative effects on business such as authorities issuing shut down orders, contamination of surrounding bodies of water and environment or even the loss of valuable product itself. Coal storage compounds at coal mines and sulphur stockpiles are prime examples of scenarios where wind fence application would help to minimize environmental impact and reduce product [and profit] loss.