|The safe delivery of hot bitumen
|Aggregate Industries asphalt plant at Astley has made a number of changes to make the delivery of bitumen safer:
- The pressurised bitumen delivery system has been replaced with a gravity fed, ground transfer pump from the tanker. The system is fully automated, and allows the user to select any one of four storage tanks.
- Tank levels are displayed at the point of delivery and all tanks are fitted with high level alarms with warning lights and a siren alert.
- Delivery is constantly monitored from the mixer cabin using CCTV and a cold water drench shower is adjacent to the tanker in case of an emergency.