TIL, representing a strategic alliance with Astec Inc., USA, offers the globally successful Double Barrel technology in Hot Mix Asphalt Plants and Equipment to customers in India – using Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and producing Warm Mix Asphalt – from its Kharagpur Works in West Bengal.
Astec Inc., a member of Astec Industries Inc. USA, is a world leader in Hot Mix Asphalt Equipment technology. Their superior understanding of the requirements in the Road Solutions segment enables them to design, manufacture and market a complete range of world-class Hot Mix Asphalt Plants. The Double Barrel technology of Astec Inc. has revolutionized the road construction industry around the globe for over two decades and has been amongst the biggest proponents of the use of RAP in road construction.
Double Barrel Asphalt Plants
The state-of-the-art Six-pack Double Barrel Asphalt Plant from Astec, available in three variants – 200 tph, 300 tph and 400 tph – brings with it phenomenal savings, in terms of transportation, dismantling and installation costs, and enhances customer profitability manifold. A standard Six-pack Double Barrel Asphalt Plant is comprised of the following six components:
Cold Feed Bins – of quarter-inch-thick steel plates reinforced with Stiffeners
Inclined Conveyor – to move aggregates from the Cold Feed Bins to the Double Barrels
Bitumen Tank – with two positive displacement pumps for accurate metering
Double Barrel – ASTEC’s patented technology for drying, heating and mixing
Self-Erecting Surge Bin – for loadout of hot mix on Tippers / Trucks
Bag House – to remove particulates from the exhaust stream of upto 99.5%
In addition to the standard components, customers have the option to choose from six additional features that help them augment the performance of their hot mix equipment by tailoring it to specific tasks and applications, viz. Accu-Swipe & AGU (to measure the accuracy of gradation as per the job in real-time basis), RAP Bin Feeder, Silos (for storing hot mix for upto four days without loss of mix quality), Warm Mix (foaming) Technology (to substantially reduce smoke emissions), Additive Feeding System (for mineral filler, dust or lime in drum mix plants or batch plants), and PMII-B Continuous Mix Blending Controls.