Screen-repeat monitoring process at 10 minute intervals
until desired production rate has been reached.
The M081 Asphalt Mixing Plant is rated at 150 tons per hour. This production rate is determined by a number of significant
factors. The production rate of the plant may be increased as long as the mix being produced is within tolerance and the
components of the AMP are not overloaded. As the production rate approaches 150 tons per hour and subsequently
exceeds it, the monitoring of the plant controls and mechanical operation must be intensified.
If problems occur at the higher production rate:
Decrease plant production. See section 2-15
Shut down plant production. See section 2-18
Implement corrective steps to control the operating malfunction. See section 2-21.
2-15 Decreasing Plant Production
Keyboard-press ESCAPE, targets (1), 80 ENTER, ES-
CAPE (the new production rate should now be 80 tons).
Feeder panel-monitor the feeders to verify that the feed
Burner control panel-monitor the stack temperature
when the decreased aggregate reaches the drum. If the
temperature increases, slowly decrease the burner firing
rate by pressing the DOWN ARROW on the Stack
Burner control panel-monitor stack temperature in upper
screen of Stack Control (should be 300°). Verify set
point value, in lower screen, is 300. Burner is still on
automatic temperature control and will maintain set