FUEL USAGE IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION

THIS ARTICLE GIVES A GUIDE TO FUEL REQUIREMENTS (DIESEL FUEL AND PETROL) FOR VARIOUS ASPECTS OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION, BASED ON DATA SUBMITTED BY BETWEEN 400 AND 500 HIGHWAY CONTRACTORS TO THE US TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD. THE INFORMATION IS SET OUT IN A TABLE AND THE GREATER PART OF THE ARTICLE CONSISTS OF EXPLANATORY NOTES. FUEL REQUIREMENTS ARE GIVEN SEPARATELY FOR DIESEL FUEL AND PETROL, AND THREE FIGURES ARE GIVEN TO REPRESENT LOW, AVERAGE AND HIGH CONSUMPTION RESPECTIVELY, THE FIGURE BEING SELECTED ACCORDING TO SITE CONDITIONS. ITEMS OF WORK FOR WHICH FIGURES ARE GIVEN ARE EXCAVATION (EARTH AND ROCK), AGGREGATES (ON SITE PRODUCTION AND IMPORTED), ASPHALT CONCRETE (PRODUCTION, HAUL AND PLACEMENT), PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE (PRODUCTION, HAUL AND PLACEMENT), STRUCTURES, AND MISCELLANEOUS. THE EXPLANATORY NOTES INCLUDE VARIATIONS WHICH APPLY UNDER PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS UNDER LONG HAUL CONDITIONS, NEED FOR QUARRYING OPERATIONS SUCH AS DRILLING AND BLASTING AND THE USE OF NATURAL GAS FOR DRYING. THE FACTORS FOR STRUCTURES AND MISCELLANEOUS ARE BASED ON CONSUMPTION PER UNIT COST.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00083268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM