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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2009
ACTIVITY: Production and Processing COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: Asphalt & coated stone COMPANY LOCATION: Astley Plant, Lancashire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP668 COMPANY TEL: 01942 878031
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
The safe delivery of hot bitumen
ARTICLE
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.
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