Control Van. The control van contains the controls and indicators necessary to start, monitor, change and stop
the manufacturing process.
Drum Mixer. The drum mixer receives aggregate, from the feed conveyor drys and heats it. Liquid asphalt
cement is injected into the drum and mixes with the aggregate. The hot mixture then exits the drum.
Surge Bin. The surge bin provides three basic functions. The asphalt from the drum mixer is fed by conveyor to
the surge bin. This bin allows the continuous production of the asphalt mix in the drum mixer by providing a storage
to accumulate the mix. The surge bin bottom opening is located 12 feet above the ground. A truck loading area is located
below this surge bin to allow the passage of a truck for loading.
Baghouse. The baghouse is attached to the exhaust end of the drum mixer and collects particulate matter from
the exhaust air of the drum mixer.
Dedrummer/Melter. The dedrummer/melter raises the temperature of asphalt in drums to convert it to liquid
asphalt and transfers it to the storage tanker.
Asphalt Tanker. The asphalt tanker stores liquid asphalt, heats it to operating temperature and transfers the
liquid asphalt to the drum mixer.
Feed Conveyor. The feed conveyor transfers aggregate from the four bin feeder to the drum mixer. This
aggregate is passed over a single screen designed to remove any contaminates or over-sized aggregate.
Four Bin Feeder. The four bin feeder accepts up to four different types of pre- screened aggregate. Each bin
can be controlled to feed a desired proportion of the total mix.
Generators. The generators are supplied (GFE) to completely power the M081 Asphalt Mixing Plant where
commercial power is not available. These diesel powered generators are supplied with their own technical manual
set. The following wheeled components also form part of the plant:
Dolly. The eight wheel tandem axle dolly may be used to move the trailer mounted components of the Asphalt
Standby Generator. The standby generator is supplied (GFE) to provide power to certain components of the
Asphalt Mixing Plant during non operational periods.