Tuesday | November 21, 2017

Production Archive

At the plant, the tank farm should have clear labeling on tanks and valves to lessen the opportunity for error. Check out the November issue of AsphaltPro for the full story on Milestone’s new plant and tank farm for best practices in many areas of production. Photo courtesy Astec Industries, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Avoid Dilutive Effects of AC Storage Tank Residue

With specs for polymer-modified liquid asphalt cement (PMA) more exacting today than they...
The dryer installed at N.B. West includes a knock-out box to allow fines to enter the RAP collar via gravity chute. Photo courtesy Tarmac International.

Here’s Your Next Best Asphalt Plant Investment

  Producers need to take advantage of winter downtime to get asphalt plants...
Rick Eddington welds the cold feed bins.

E.T. Simonds Materials Uses Winter Downtime to Update Campbell Hill Location

At E.T. Simonds Materials’ Campbell Hill, Illinois, location, the company had been operating...
If you notice a tender zone coming up with the treated crumb rubber mix, make sure you get the breakdown roller on the mat directly behind the screed to get density quickly. Photos courtesy Liberty Tire Recycling.

Max Out Odorless Crumb Rubber Mix

Ask anyone in the asphalt industry what the drawback of using crumb rubber...

Gilson Redefines Sieving Operations for the Shelly Company

By Catie Ewen The Shelly Company/Oldcastle Materials updated its rotary sifter models and...

Plant Quality Primer

The material handlers at the plant are instrumental to quality production. These employees...

Maintain Quality in Cooler Temperatures

Professional contractors know how to make sure their operations are successful when cold...

Top 10 Plant Safety Tips from Astec Industries

From Astec Here are some HMA plant safety tips from the researchers and...

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