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.
Lanham, MD USA 20706-4407
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Aggregates; Alternatives analysis; Asphalt pavements; Coal; Drying; Energy conservation; Fuel air mixtures; Fuel consumption; Gasohol; Hot mix asphalt; Mixing; Natural gas; Petroleum; Recycled materials; Reduction (Chemistry); Temperature
- Uncontrolled Terms: Air fuel ratio
- Old TRIS Terms: Aggregate drying; Drying temperature; Mixing temperature; Reduction
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00311294
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM