SOME ASPECTS OF BLACK-TOP MANUFACTURE

THE AUTHOR COMMENCES BY GIVING AN HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROADS FROM STONE-AGE TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION OF RECENT AND LIKELY FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR BLACK-TOP MATERIALS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION. THE MAJOR PART OF THE PAPER IS CONCERNED WITH SIX MAJOR ELEMENTS IN BLACK-TOP PRODUCTION:- 1 PLANT AND PLANT DESIGN IS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL AND SEPARATE SECTIONS DEAL WITH BATCH-HEATER PLANT, PLANT LAYOUT FOR BATCH HEATER UNITS, THE ASSEMBLING OF THE BATCH, BATCH HEATERS, MIXERS, AUXILIARY SYSTEMS (BINDER, FLUX AND FILLER SYSTEMS), THE ASPHALT PLANT, ASPHALT PLANT BINDER FEED SYSTEMS; THE 'COATMASTER' AND THE 'WIBAU' SYSTEM. 2. TECHNICAL CONTROL; VISUAL INSPECTION BACKED UP BY LABORATORY TESTING IS RECOMMENDED, AND AN EXAMPLE OF A SUITABLE COATED-STONE ANALYSIS SHEET IS INCLUDED. 3. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: THE PART PLAYED BY THE GOVERNMENT IS DISCUSSED TOGETHER WITH THE VARIOUS PRESSURES THAT ARISE. 4. COST CONTROL; WITH NOTES ON THE EFFECT OF PLANT THROUGHPUT, LABOUR COSTS, ELECTRICITY USAGE, BINDERS AND FLUXES, HIRED PLANT, AND REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE. 5. DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS CONTROL; WITH NOTES ON COATED STORAGE HOPPERS, COMMUNICATIONS AND PLANT OPERATION CONTROL. 6. THE ENVIRONMENT; WITH NOTES ON THE ALKALI ACT AND THE PREVENTION OF DUST, AND THE INCREASING DEMANDS BY PLANNING AUTHORITIES REGARDING SITING AND LANDSCAPING.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Quarry Managers Journal Limited

    62-64 Baker Street
    London W1M 2BN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jones, A A
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00080532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM