Problems maintaining heat in the A.C. Tanks even with the heater running non-stop!

By |2020-09-16T14:45:04-05:00September 16th, 2020|Retrofits|

The Stansteel and Hotmix Parts & Service Team was contacted by a customer in hopes of figuring out what was wrong with their plant and hot oil system. They had a horizontal A.C. tank and a 30,000-gallon vertical A.C. tank from Brand X. Their hot oil heater had a 2.2M BTU output capacity. The

What a difference the right air system makes?

By |2020-08-12T08:26:58-05:00July 28th, 2020|Retrofits|

When you purchase a new car and the engine light illuminates as you drive off the lot, it would be considered a lemon. It has many manufacturing defects and those defects effects its performance. Unfortunately, even hundred-thousand-dollar asphalt plant equipment can be lemons. A large multi-national asphalt producer purchased a new counterflow drum

An Urban Batch Plant Operation Gets a Second Life

By |2020-08-12T08:34:03-05:00April 17th, 2020|Components|

An Urban Batch Plant Operation Gets a Second Life A plant operating for decades faced production challenges presented by a sprawling urban environment. Learn how the Stansteel team stepped in to find creative solutions and save the plant over $4 million dollars. The problem. A contractor operating a batch plant contacted Stansteel/Hotmix

ConExpo…What is it?

By |2020-08-12T08:28:21-05:00March 9th, 2020|Innovations|

ConExpo - What is It? Over the last few weeks we have been promoting on Facebook and Linkedin the fact that we will have a booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Some of our followers may not know what CONEXPO-CON/AGG is. If you fall into that category, here is what the event is all about! CONEXPO-CON/AGG

The Cost of Improper Tire and Trunnion Adjustment

By |2020-08-12T08:28:43-05:00February 27th, 2020|Innovations|

Equipment rotating on an inclined support develops a downhill axial thrust from the weight of the unit and product. Most rotating equipment is designed so that this axial thrust needs to be offset by force developed from skewing the trunnion rollers in a precise manner. The T-Trac® Alignment System establishes a properly skewed trunnion

What’s a Baghouse? The Right Employees Matter.

By |2020-08-12T08:34:40-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Components|

It is so important to have the most knowledgeable and best trained employees possible. Situations at any place of business can surface that can put operations in jeopardy. Having properly trained individuals to solve those situations is imperative. Recently, a long-time veteran in the asphalt industry was out visiting a number of plants. During

Segregation In Your Mix After A Plant Change?

By |2020-08-12T08:30:01-05:00December 30th, 2019|Engineering|

A major asphalt company that operates several batch and drum plants converted one of their set-ups to a rotary recycle mixer plant.  The conversion included screening and weigh bridge, recycle bins, new total plant controls an upgraded dryer shell and a new 3-silo system that included slat conveyors. After the conversion, the producer was getting