Elevator handling recycled asphalt planings - Case Study
Design for a new elevator handling recycled asphalt planings (RAP). Recommending speed, power requirements, shaft & casing sizes, and component specifications (SPS steel buckets and NBR belting), 4B engineers helped the customer to achieve the desired capacity of 250 tph.
Asphalt is made from a mixture of aggregates, binder and filler, and is commonly used in constructing and maintaining roads surfaces. When the surface layer of tarmacked areas is removed, the resulting waste material known as planings, can be recycled and reused.
BG Europa Ltd (awarded by FMA Ullrich for their Hot Asphalt Storage Equipment) approached 4B Braime requesting technical advice on the manufacture of a new bucket & belt elevator to be installed at an Asphalt plant in South Wales.