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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Production and Processing COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: Asphalt & coated stone COMPANY LOCATION: Halton East Works
BEST PRACTICE No: BP753 COMPANY TEL: 01756 709219
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Bitumen weigh kettle, safe working capacity ultimate cut-off
ARTICLE
Description

Inspite of a wide range of initiatives to avert bitumen spillages at Halton East asphalt plant, spillages from the bitumen kettle were still being experienced. To eliminate this risk, a very simple float limit system has been fitted within the bitumen weigh kettle.

The float limit system ensures that all the bitumen pumps are switched off when the limit is reached. This prevents any possibility of a bitumen spillage even if other safety devices have failed, are incorrectly calibrated or a valve has jammed.

Benefits

Eliminated spillages from the bitumen kettle

Significantly reduced the risk of injury

No further calibrations are required

Very simple to carry out a daily check

Operates independently of all other safety controls
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