Figure 1-1. Asphalt Melter, Model STMD-3000A, right front, three-quarter view.
j. Insure that equipment is operated in a well
ventilated area. Associated equipment to the melter,
(generator, hot oil heater) produce exhaust emissions
that can cause brain damage or death from heavy
k. Entry into a confined space is prohibited until a
determination is made that the space is not a hazardous
atmosphere. Entry of personnel below Direct Support for
maintenance purposes is prohibited. Failure to comply
can cause injury to personnel due to oxygen deficiency,
chemical contaminants and extreme temperature in both
the tank and tunnel of the melter.
I. All maintenance on the tank and tunnel should
be performed outside whenever possible.