We completed the installation of a new materials dryer at an asphalt processing plant Collingswood, NJ plant. The project had a two week turnaround in order to be ready to make asphalt for the upcoming road paving season. Byers provided the complete demolition and installation of the project as follows.
First, we removed the existing dryer drum and disconnected the dust collector system. We then removed the burner and various material feed conveyors and chutes, which all had to be supported by temporary structural steel while the dryer was removed. We utilized a 150 ton crane to remove the 50,000 lb. drum, including the load out and shipment to a scrap yard.
The modifications to the remaining equipment were necessary to allow the installation of the new drum dryer to be placed into the roller system and allow the drum to rotate. This was accomplished with the use of the 150 ton crane to give us the reach necessary to lift the 50,000 lb. drum safely. Once installed, we reconnected the various piping modifications to the 36 inch collector pipes on the duct collector, ensured the equipment was back in place and that the catwalks were safely reinstalled along with the electrical connections.
Upon testing the equipment for normal operation we noticed the drum manufacturer had installed some of the flights inside the drum incorrectly, which are necessary to turn the materials over as the drum revolves. We immediately made the corrections onsite to keep the project on schedule. In the end, the project was completed in ten days with the system ready to supply materials for the asphalt process.