Screen-monitor asphalt tons per hour to see that a
decrease does occur and that the mix is within tolerance
(if it is not within tolerance an alarm should sound).
Repeat monitoring process at 5 minute intervals until
desired production rate has been reached.
2-16 Hot Shut Down
The hot shut down procedure allows the operator to cease plant production without discharging the materiels being
processed through the plant. A shut down of this nature should only be performed if the plant will be restarting (hot start,
see section 217) within a short (fifteen minute) period. Implement this procedure when the surge bin is full and trucks will
be loading hot mix shortly or if a minor adjustment or correction must be made that will require only a few minutes.
A hot shut down procedure should not be performed if the plant will not be producing within fifteen minutes.
If it is not possible to continue production within a short period of time, perform a normal shut down, see section 2-18.
Failure to perform this procedure within the time stated may result in damage to the
equipment and cause the asphalt mix in the drum to become hard and plug the drum
Burner control panel-select Main Flame switch and turn
Burner control panel-silence burner alarm by PRESSING
Alarm Silence switch.