6Follow recommended hearing protection procedures when outside the control van during operations.
Static grounding cable must be attached to equipment and suitable ground before any plant operation is
2-3. Choosing and Preparing a Site
Proper operation of the M081 Asphalt Mixing Plant can only be achieved when the plant is properly assembled on site.
The selection of a site is critical to proper operation of the unit. The site should have the following characteristics:
1.Size: Large enough to allow easy access by product trucks delivering materials and by asphalt trucks picking up product
Consideration should also be given to movement of the aggregate front end loader. The area should also be large enough
to provide a stockpile area for aggregate. This could be considerable if a large selection of aggregate is planned.
2.Level: The site should have a area approximately 130 feet by 200 feet which is level. This will be needed to position
and level the plant.
3.Soil: The soil should be capable of supporting the plant. Choose a site that is well drained and without any loose soil. If
the site is graded to achieve a level condition, the soil should be compacted.
4.Orientation: The plant should be oriented, if possible, so that the exhaust from the burners is down wind (prevailing)
from the control van, truck loading area, and four bin feeder.
5.Location: The plant should be located to provide service as close as possible to the customer. The plant site should
also provide access to sanitation and other support facilities.
2-4. Layout and Placing the Equipment
The plant will be located on a level area approximately 130 feet by 200 feet. Remember that additional space is required
for truck and front end loader movement as well as stockpile area. Position the plant so that aggregate stockpiles may be
readily accessed by the front end loader and travel distance minimized. The traffic flow of trucks loading with asphalt hot
mix and the trucks delivering aggregate and liquid asphalt must be considered.