Liquid Terminals and Asphalt Storage
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Asphalt Terminal Design Tips: Best Odor Control Equipment for Emissions

Asphalt terminal emissions remain an important consideration for asphalt terminal design and production, installation, and market stakeholders. The primary source of emissions in asphalt terminal facilities is the escaping vapors from atmospheric breather vents in tank roofs and open loading domes of truck trailers and railcars. These vapors contain varying concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), …

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How to Prevent Crushed Pipes at Your Asphalt Storage Terminal

The insulated pipes in asphalt storage facilities and other heated liquid terminals can become crushed or damaged in high traffic areas where pipes are frequently walked on or used as a step. Any damage to the aluminum jacket and insulation underneath causes heat loss and, in turn, additional energy costs to maintain the required process …

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Best Storage Tanks for Asphalt Emulsions

Proper storage and handling of asphalt emulsions is critical for product quality and performance. Because emulsions typically contain 30-40% water, they will freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the grade. To create the ideal product for road-ready use, the emulsion must be kept warm, but not too hot, …

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Why Paving Contractors Own Asphalt Oil Storage Tanks

Benefits of Owning Asphalt Oil Storage Owning asphalt oil tanks allows a paving contractor to have a competitive advantage in material cost, quality and product supply security. A few examples of these advantages include the ability to buy wholesale versus retail, ensure consistent supply, take advantage of annual pricing variations, manage quality, and protect against …

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How to Increase Your Asphalt Plant’s Revenue

Regardless of the business or industry, the key to increasing revenue is to reduce your costs. For asphalt storage and blending facilities, energy consumption is a major part of that cost equation. If you can increase your plant’s energy efficiency, you can increase your revenue. 3 Ways to Increase Your Asphalt Plant’s Energy Efficiency When …

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Asphalt Terminal Construction: Lowest Bid Not Always Lowest Price

Often the lowest bid is not the lowest price when the job is finished. ECF bids scope a project in its entirety, virtually eliminating the need for change orders and allowing our customers better manage costs and budgets...
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