Section II. - INSTALLATION
The asphalt melter unit may be installed as a
single unit where job requirements call for 750 gallons or
asphalt cement per hour. Where
requirements in excess of 750 gallons per hour exist, two
units may be interconnected in parallel, with piping
provided with each unit.
a. The asphalt melter must be installed on a solid,
level and well drained base or concrete pad. The
minimum area required for installation of the asphalt
melter is 10 x 32 feet.
b. Site planning must also provide for positioning
of the asphalt melter(s), the heat plant and the asphalt
pumping unit so that sufficient additional space is
available at the front and rear of the melter(s) for loading
and unloading of drums.
c. When installing two or more units in parallel, the
site must provide for spacing of the asphalt melters, four
feet apart (measured between outside walls of storage
tanks) to align and install interconnect piping.
a. The asphalt melter is shipped as a self-
contained unit, requiring unpacking and set-up before
operation can begin.
b. A suitable lifting device, of sufficient capacity,
(approximately 12, 100 lbs.) must be available for
unloading, unpacking and set-up of the asphalt melter.
Remove all tiedown cables or strapping and all blocking
used to secure the unit to the carrier.
DO NOT attach lifting sling to lift eyes
on top of tunnel or to the stand-off
guards at front and rear of unit.
Attach lifting sling to eyes in the front
and rear of the skid rails, guiding the
guards at each end of unit.
c. Attach a suitable lifting sling to the eyes of skid
rails, with cables guided over the top of the stand-off
guards at front and rear of the unit. Lift the unit from the
carrier bed and position unit on worksite.
The asphalt melter may be moved
short distances on its skid rails by
attaching towing chains to the eyes
in the front or rear skid rails.
d. Remove strapping securing the discharge chute
and load platform to the top of the asphalt melter tunnel.
Attach a four-point sling to the discharge chute and lift
the chute clear of the tunnel with a suitable lifting device
and set the chute on the ground clear of the melter
e. Attach a four-point sling to the load platform
and lift the platform from the top of the tunnel and set the
platform on the ground clear of the melter installation
f. Remove the four holddown bars, securing the
tunnel support beams to the storage tank (Figure 2-1).
Lift out the two tunnel support beams.
g. Attach a four-point sling to the lifting eyes on
top of the tunnel and lift (approximately 5000 lbs.) the
tunnel out of the storage tank with a suitable lifting
device. Place the tunnel on wood blocks, positioned to
support the tunnel support rails.
h. Check inside of storage tank and remove any
parts or foreign material that may have fallen in.
i. Re-install the tunnel support beams in the
storage tank, securing with the holddown bars.
j. Open the tunnel doors and secure with blocking.
Remove storage crate, ladder, load ramp, trolley, and
electric hoist. Remove items listed in Table 2-1 from
crate; retain crate for future storage and transportation.
If any items, listed in Table 2-1 or
paragraph j, are not found inside the
tunnel, check the toolbox. Report
missing items to Unit Maintenance.
k. Open the toolbox and remove the items listed in
Table 2-2 Report missing or damaged parts to Unit