Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 2, No 6 (2010)

Analysis of the Influence of the Modernized Bitumen Batching System on the Composition of the Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture

Justas Bražiūnas
Henrikas Sivilevičius


The weighted mass of a binder in the bucket of the bitumen batcher of a batch-type asphalt plant should be such that its percentage of hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixture lot would comply with the design amount of the job-mix formula in all mix batches. A bitumen batcher does not always weigh bitumen portions precisely. Their mass deviations from the amount determined by the project and its variation impair HMA composition and performance. The paper provides data on a statistical evaluation of bitumen batcher modernization performed at Lithuanian enterprise „LL“. The article analyzes differences in the structures of reconstructed and not reconstructed bitumen batching systems and presents methods for determining modernization effectiveness. The paper also focuses on the effectiveness of the batching system, determining deviations from bitumen content in subsamples taken and extracted everyday during two seasons (before and after batcher‘s modernization) of producing HMA from the value of job-mix formula and comparing them to the values of tolerances.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-13

Keyword(s): hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixture; asphalt mixing plant (AMP); bitumen; bitumen pump; container; pipe; pipeline transport system; bitumen batching system (BBS); accuracy; precision; tolerances; job–mix formula (JMF)

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2010.115

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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