NATIONAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS PROGRAM TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PETROLEUM FUEL USED IN PRODUCING AND LAYING HOT-MIX ASPHALT PAVEMENT

This report gives several suggestions (utilizing existing knowledge) for reducing the amount of petroleum fuel used in hot-mix asphalt pavement construction. Fuel consumption can be reduced by keeping the aggregate dry (the use of salvaged pavement materials is therefore encouraged, since these are normally drier than newly produced aggregates), reducing dryer exhaust temperature (this will also increase the peak production rate), reducing mixing temperature, and using only as much air as in necessary to burn a given volume of fuel. The use of alternative fuels such as salvaged fuels, natural gas, coal, and gasohol is also encouraged.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

    5100 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, Maryland  United States  20706
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM