ASPHALTIC CONCRETE (ACW20)
Asphalt Concrete mixes made with asphalt cement are prepared at an asphalt mixing plant. Here,aggregates are blended, heated, dried, and mixed with asphalt cement to produce hot mix asphalt.Prior of laying the asphaltic concrete, the design mix was submitted for obtain approval and atrial lay shall carry out and tested comply with JKR specification of road work (JKR/SPJ 1988C14.1) Table 4.8 Gradation limits for asphaltic concrete and Table 4.9 Design bitumen content.Beside a lab compaction test are required to determine the lab density.The asphaltic concrete was mixed at Dakelin
Sdn Bhd’s plant which located at Stephen Yong
Road at 18
November 2011. The asphaltic concrete was prepared at drum mix plant instead of batch mix plant.Asphalt Concrete plants are basically of two types, batch or drum mix. The two types of asphaltplants derive their names from their particular type mixing operation. In the batch-type mixingplant, hot aggregate and asphalt are withdrawn in desired amounts to make up one batch formixing. After thoroughly mixing, the material is discharged from the pugmill in one batch. In thedrum-type mixing plant, the aggregate is dried, heated, and mixed with the asphaltic cement inthe drum in a continuous operation.
Drum Mix Plant
Drum mixing is a relatively simple process of producing asphalt mixtures. The mixing drumlooks like the familiar dryer. The difference is that the aggregate is not only dried and heatedwithin the drum, but also mixed with the asphalt cement. The drum mix process depends uponcold feed control for gradation of aggregates. The drum mix plant requires the use of a surge silofor mix load out. Drum mixers can produce a true hot mix or a low temperature mix.