The article describes plants which allow hot asphalt to BS 594 to be stored for up to 72 hours. It is claimed that the use of such storage systems can allow asphalting plants to increase output by up to 50 per cent, providing an alternative to installing a second plant or extending an existing plant at about one third of the cost. The main operating advantages appear to be in manning, vehicle movement and customer service, particularly where there is mixed demand. Weekend working, night work and early starting times are reduced. The method of loading vehicles and the three individual silos is explained. A pneumatically operated travelling weigh-hopper of 5000 kg capacity is used to unload the silos into the lorries thus eliminating the need for a separate weighbridge. The silo walls are oil and electrically heated, the floors of the three elevating conveyors are oil heated. /TRRL/

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    Quarry Managers Journal Limited

    62-64 Baker Street
    London W1M 2BN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 231-233
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM