Jun 22, 2019
We’re deep into paving season now. If you find yourself in need of components or updates at the asphalt plant, the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) listed on the next few pages have parts, pieces, controls, software and whole plants to enhance your bottom line. Ammann Ammann Group, Langenthal, Switzerland, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019. […]
Nov 26, 2018
Asphalt cement (AC) tanks and emulsion tanks wear out over time. Here’s how to solve asphalt cement tank wear.
Jul 25, 2018
Teach personnel best practices to keep screens from plugging with material during production. The new operator needs to know what a plugged screen means for production and how to fix it.
May 25, 2018
The liquid asphalt cement (AC) binder only constitutes about five percent of the total material in asphalt mix. But all too often, this binder can harden during storage, clogging the asphalt silo and creating clusters of mix no softer than the roads we drive on. Here’s how to unclog the asphalt silo safely.
Feb 26, 2018
Is your ground man stuck at the top of a nonfunctioning scissor lift? There are safety protocols to get him back to earth and some common maintenance practices to prevent scissor lift failure. This is the time of year when ground personnel, mechanics and other plant workers are busy gearing up for spring start-up. Not […]
Dec 27, 2017
Do you see a plume of blue smoke when introducing large percentages of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) to your continuous mixing process? If you still see blue smoke when introducing high percentages of RAP to your production process, you may be allowing the binder in the RAP to encounter the flame. Solution: Introduce RAP/FRAP differently.When […]
Dec 20, 2016
With the number of moving parts and many pieces of heavy machinery at an asphalt plant, employees must be on alert for safe operations at all times. Even when moving parts stop, safety should be top of mind. Susan Lasser, J.D., prepared an article for Products Liability Law Daily Dec. 16, 2014, that included the […]