Tasked with resurfacing and extending the Geraldton Airport runway in Western Australia, Boral turned to Wirtgen to find a relocatable asphalt production plant with flexibility and a high production rate.
Marcelo Zubaran from Ciber provides an overview of how combustion systems and technology work in the production of asphalt mixes and the choice of fuel used in the process.
The VEGAPULS 64 liquid radar level measurement instrument is helping improve efficiency not just for bitumen suppliers, but also for the service providers maintaining their assets.
Erik Denneman, Director – Technology and Leadership at the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association, looks at the benefits of using reclaimed asphalt pavement and the push behind its uptake in Australia.
With residential developments being approved for historically industrial areas, asphalt plant operators are facing new challenges in mitigating complaints and conflicts over emissions.
A new odour management product that suppresses and neutralises odours and emissions in hot asphalt, rather than try to mask them, may prove a game changer for the Australian pavement sector.