Asphalt plant offers counterflow technology, compact size and portability
Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers the EX120 asphalt plant as a solution for producers who need a portable counterflow plant that can process high percentages of RAP. Featuring single-drum counterflow technology, the compact 120-tph EX Series plant meets all federal and state emission regulations.
“The EX120 combines the innovative counterflow technology of our EX Series with the compactness and portability of our SPL Series,” said Mike Devine, Asphalt Drum Mixers president. “The result is a dependable asphalt plant that goes wherever you need it to go while producing material at a low cost per ton and delivering a high ROI.”
The EX120 boasts the longest aggregate drying and mixing times in the industry, resulting in a low cost per ton. The unit consistently produces quality asphalt to help protect plant owners against out-of-spec damages. In addition, the plant is capable of processing as much as 50 percent RAP.
Counterflow technology with separate drying and mixing zones allows the EX120 to achieve maximum heat transfer and fuel efficiency. The system virtually eliminates unsafe carbon emissions that are a common problem with other drum mix plants. ADM further reduces emissions by designing the counterflow system to reintroduce gases back to the drum’s combustion zone. Similar to ADM’s SPL Series asphalt plants, engineers designed the EX Series for smaller output and optimal transport. The entire EX120 plant sits on one chassis for easy movement from site to site. This makes it ideal for remote and demanding locations worldwide. In addition, the portable plant’s compact size and easy maneuverability greatly simplify the process of obtaining an operating permit when compared to stationary plants. This is because the EPA considers portable plants to be temporary and stationary plants to be permanent.
Plant capabilities are highly sophisticated, yet controls are simple to operate. One plant operator and one loader operator can control the EX120. ADM constructs each plant with durability and low maintenance in mind, so on-site staff are able to easily troubleshoot. In addition, the manufacturer builds the EX120 primarily with readily available parts for easy and cost-effective repair.
Customers choose from a full range of components to customize the plant for their operation. ADM offers cold feed bins, hot oil asphalt cement tanks (both horizontal and vertical), directfired horizontal cement tanks, portable and stationary baghouses, mineral filler systems, RAP systems, self-erect and stationary silos, weigh and drag conveyors, weigh batchers and fuel oil tanks. In addition to the EX Series, ADM also offers its RoadBuilder, SPL and MileMaker Series. Each ADM plant can be custom designed to meet individual site and production requirements.