Section I - GENERAL
To provide user and support personnel Supplemental
Operator Maintenance and Repair Parts Instructions that
have special application to Non-Development Items
(NDI) of equipment.
This SOMARPI is not intended to be complete nor a
comprehensive document on the Melter, Asphalt, Skid
Mounted, Hot Oil Circulating, Model STMD-3000A,
hereinafter called the Asphalt Melter. It is only intended
to highlight and summarize the important elements of
operation and maintenance.
Under the Nondevelopment Acquisition Process, the
asphalt melter will be referred to as a commercially
available Category B--off-the-shelf item, modified to
The asphalt melter consists of a dual de-drumming
tunnel and a 3000 gallon capacity, heated storage tank.
The tunnel is constructed to handle a maximum of six,
55 gallon drums at one time, with a melting rate of 750
gallons per hour of 85-100 penetration asphalt cement.
The melted asphalt cement can be maintained in the
storage thank at pouring temperature (235 degrees F),
and transferred to bulk storage tanks or distributors be
means of a separately supplied asphalt pump. The
tunnel and storage tank are equipped with heat
dissipating coiled piping, interconnected with removable
external piping and valves to permit control of heat
transfer medium. A separately supplied heat supply
must provide 1, 000, 000 BTU per hour to the melter.
Circulating hot oil is recommended as the most efficient
heat transfer medium. A loading platform with an electric
hoist to assist the operator in loading asphalt drums is
secured to the front of the melter. A ladder provides
access to the load platform. A discharge chute is
attached to the rear to receive empty drums. A gate on
the bottom of the discharge chute holds the empty drums
from one charge of the tunnel, allowing controlled
removal of empty drums.
The asphalt melter will be utilized in construction, repair,
and maintenance of roads, shoulders, and airport
runways. The asphalt melter supports the engineer
mission performed by the Engineer Support Equipment
Battalion (ABN), and Engineer Utility Team.
The asphalt melter replaces the Chausse Model
The contractor shall overpack and ship with each end
item, two (2) sets of the final approved manual and two
(2) copies of Government furnished Warranty Technical
a. MOS Requirements:
Operator: MOS 62H Concrete and
Asphalt Equipment Operator (Con & Asphalt Eq Op).
Unit Maintenance: MOS 62B Construction
Equipment Repairer (Const Equip Rep).
Intermediate (DS/GS) Maintenance: MOS
62B Construction Equipment Repairer (Const Equip
New Equipment Training: New Equipment
Training Teams (NETTs) are available to major field
commands. Request for NETTs should be forwarded to
Armament Command (TACOM), ATTN: AMSTA-KL,
Warren, MI 48397-5000. Training reams should be
requested only when trained personnel are not available
in the command to operate and/or maintain the asphalt
U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armament Command
(TACOM) Logistic Assistance Representatives (LARs)
stationed at CONUS and OCONUS Installations are
available to give on-site training and/or technical
The contractor warrants that for 18 months after
acceptance, all end items furnished under this contract
will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
and will conform with all requirements of this contract
(Reference Appendix C).