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People, Plants and Paving Training Program

Program Tracks

People
Focuses on the important skills necessary to manage and coach personnel to their maximum performance.

Plants
Experts will discuss how to evaluate and improve plant performance and to keep the plant operating at peak levels.

Paving
Learn important techniques to construct safe and smooth quality pavements at optimum efficiency and enhanced profitability.

Safety
Presenters will discuss the latest innovations and strategies used to keep crews and plant operators safe.

Pavement Preservation
Learn techniques used to extend the life of pavements such as seal coats, in-place recycling and crack sealing.


Tuesday, March 17

7:30 - 9:00 AM

T11 - Leadership in the 21st century
Larry Kokkelenberg, Center for Business Development

We now have 4 different generations in the work place and soon we will have 5. That is unprecedented. Each generation has different values, priorities and goals. Managing and leading these individuals requires supervisors, managers and leaders to have a wide variety of skills. This program will show the difference between management and leadership and then demonstrate and review several different styles of leadership. Further this program will differentiate between transactional and transformational leadership. If you want to develop your people, you will need to learn how to become a transformational leader.

T12 - Key Metrics for Monitoring Performance at Asphalt Plants
Ron Sines, Oldcastle Materials Group

Asphalt plants are complex mechanical systems. In order to get optimum performance from the Plant, it is imperative that proper monitoring of key performance metrics is performed. This session will provide key performance metrics to ensure top plant performance.

T14 - State-of-the-Practice for Porous Pavements
Kent Hansen, NAPA; Jeff Graf, Maryland Paving

Porous asphalt pavements are being used by many owners to construct asphalt pavements that become part of the stormwater solution, reducing runoff, improving infiltration and saving land. The performance of these pavements depends on proper design and construction. In this session you will get a thorough understanding of porous pavement design, get the latest in construction practices and gain insight in how to market porous pavements.

T15 - Understanding the Tier 4 Diesel Requirements
Bruce Farrar, Cummins; Dave Hahn, Volvo; Matthew Delzell, Caterpillar; Eric Baker, RoadTec; Brodie Hutchins, Wirtgen

This session will begin with a presentation on the background of EPA Tier 4 Diesel Engine regulations development. What does Tier 4 mean? What technologies and approaches have the near zero emissions of Tier 4 Final brought to the diesel engine? What have been the desired goals of the engine development process? Four different equipment manufacturers will each have an opportunity to describe the impact expected for the customer. Finally a panel discussion will open the experts to questions from the audience.

T16 - Choosing the Right Pavement Preservation Treatment
Jim Moulthrop, Foundation for Pavement Preservation; David Peshkin, Applied Pavement Technologies, Inc.

Pavement Preservation is a critical management issue for all pavement owners. Today’s asphalt contractor has a variety of tools available to meet various pavement preservation needs. This session will provide the attendee with information necessary to make
a decision about when to use a specific pavement preservation technique, whether microsurfacing, chip seal, crack treatment,
fog seal or thin overlay.

T17 - Managing Asphalt Plant Odors and Emissions
Glenn Elliott, Asphalt Solutions; Dr. Laura Haupert, Ecosorb - OMI; Catherine Sutton-Choate, Astec Industries; speaker to be announced

Community concerns often focus on asphalt plant odors.  This session will identify technologies and methodologies used to reduce asphalt plant odors, mitigate "blue smoke", and control fugitive emissions.

T24 - A Practical Approach to Managing Density
Todd Mansell, Caterpillar

Meeting and exceeding density specifications is critical to success on today's paving jobs. However, managing the rolling and compaction operation continues to be the most misunderstood aspect of the paving operation. Contractors often "chase density" without understanding and fixing the root cause(s) of why density is not being consistently achieved. It doesn't have to work this way.

9:30 - 11:00 AM

T13 - Laydown Best Practices (Session will be repeated)
Eric Baker, RoadTec

The purpose of the paver is to place a uniform, smooth mix at the correct grade. In order to accomplish this feat, it is crucial to understand Best Practices on paver operations. This session will provide attendees with those tools.

T21 - Ethics and Values in the Workplace
Larry Kokkelenberg, Center for Business Development

No organization will ever be ethical unless the people in it are. Ethics is an individual matter and is based on the individuals values (often how they were raised) and emotions. This program will challenge people to understand their own behaviors, the values that drive those behaviors and the ethical standards they wish to live by. This program will also review the more difficult and common ethical dilemmas that individuals encounter.

T22 - Proactive Plant Maintenance to Improve Operations and Enhance Profitability
Steve Elam, Stansteel

A well-designed and properly-executed proactive maintenance strategy will enhance the profitability of your Asphalt plant. Proper maintenance of plant equipment can significantly reduce overall operating costs, boost productivity and increase safety. Rather than simply viewing maintenance as an expense, it can actually contribute to profits through performance.  This focused perspective called proactive maintenance concentrates on the monitoring and correction of the root causes of equipment failures and implementing thoughtful replacement for improved performance. Extend the useful age of your equipment by mastering operational precision.

T23 - Understanding Binder Replacement using RAP and RAS
Jon Epps, Texas Transportation Institute; Dave Newcomb, Texas Transportation Institute

The use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and Reclaimed Asphalt Shingle (RAS) has dramatically increased in the last few years as contractors try to minimize mix production costs. The national trend is to consider RAP and RAS use by calculate the percent binder replacement rather than a percentage of one of the recycled products. This session will focus on providing attendees tools to understand the binder replacement concept and process.

T25 - The Warm Mix Revolution
David Morton, APAC Texas; Larry Shively, Shelly Company

Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technologies have created a revolution in the way we approach the production, placement and compaction of asphalt mixtures. No longer is hotter necessarily better when it comes to addressing issues with workability and compaction of mixes. This session will briefly review the history of WMA development, describe how different technologies work to produce mixes at lower temperatures, discuss the latest developments in testing and performance, and provide a glimpse of the future for WMA.

T26 - Asphalt Applications for Sports Facilities
Tom DeRosa, DeRosa Sports; Joe Steager, Heiberger Paving

With more than 300 member companies, American Sports Builders Association is a national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, natural and synthetic turf fields, indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces. Whether on running tracks, tennis courts, or other sports surfaces, ASBA builders are on the front line every day using asphalt, coating the surfaces, and presenting the finished product to their customers. This session will share ASBA insight on asphalt products – paving patterns, perception of recycled content, the importance of planarity vs. load carrying strength, compaction tests, etc. They will have pointers on what would make your products easier to work with, and easier to sell to their customers, making it a win-win for the asphalt producer and ASBA.

T27 - The Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual and Full-Depth Reclamation
Steve Cross, ARRA (OSU); Kevin McGlumphy, Bituminous Technologies

The BARM has been the go-to reference for pavement recycling for many years. This session begins with an overview of the updated BARM and concludes with a discussion of FDR. This session will provide the attendee with an overview of recycling techniques and a thorough understanding of FDR techniques. Other sessions will detail specific recycling approaches.

T28 - Preparing for and Managing Regulatory Inspections and Emergencies
Richard Wobby, AGC of Vermont

Regulatory agency inspections at asphalt plants can be worrisome. This session will assist plant personnel in understanding what needs to occur when an inspector walks up to your gate or what needs to happen during an emergency.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

T31 - Using Online Resources to Grow Your Asphalt Business
Sandy Lender, AsphaltPro Magazine

You can use social media efficiently to network and to expand your asphalt business. Whether your intent is to draw in more customers or to enhance your image for upcoming town hall meetings, brand recognition and positive public relations through online social media is the 21st Century way to market. This session will show you how to revive a static website, update a dynamic social media campaign across multiple platforms and get positive online attention.

T32 - Energy Efficiency through Best Practices at the Plant
Derek Garrett, Meeker Equipment

Energy costs are driving most asphalt operations today. One of the best ways to cope with volatile energy costs is to reduce consumption at the plant. This session is designed to assist the HMA producer to reduce energy costs by employing best practices in plant operations.

T33 - Best Practices for Milling and Profiling
Tom Chastain, Wirtgen America

More than any other pavement property, the traveling public wants a smooth surface on which to drive. The process starts with the milling or profiling operation to achieve optimum smoothness before paving. Achieving smoothness with the profiling operation puts more bonus dollars into the contractor's pocket.

T34 - Profiting from Positioning Technology in Asphalt Paving
John Dice, Topcon

Positioning technology for asphalt paving comes in several formats. Two dimensional systems include using combinations of Sonic, Cross Slope and Laser technologies. Three dimensional systems can add Global Positioning Systems or Local Positioning Systems which utilize multiple robotic stations to control the machine. Learning how to work with and make money with these technologies is essential in today's paving world. Achieving a superior finished product with 2D or 3D paving systems comes from a strong understand of how these tools function and trusting the systems to provide increased production and accuracy for asphalt pavers.

T35 - Best Practices for Pavement Patching
Dale Decker, Dale S. Decker, LLC

Rehabilitation of existing pavements is the greatest priority of highway owners. For the existing pavement, the condition of the pavement must first be evaluated. Then the most cost effective course of action to prolong the pavement life can be evaluated. Is an overlay the best option? Can we get a permanent patch? Is total replacement required? This session will help the contractor answer these questions and to understand the pavement evaluation process.

T36 - Slurry and Microsurfacing Systems for Pavement Preservation
Eric Reimschiissel, American Pavement Preservation

Pavement Preservation is a critical management issue for all agencies. The asphalt contractor has a variety of tools available to meet various pavement needs. This session will provide the attendee with the latest information on Slurry Systems (i.e. slurry seal and microsurfacing).

T37 - High Performance Uses of Asphalt Rubber
Mark Belshe, Rubber Pavements Association; Jeff Smith, Cactus Asphalt

This session will explain the benefits of utilizing recycled tire rubber in high performance uses of Asphalt Rubber technologies. Asphalt Rubber binders can address many pavement distress modes satisfactorily when the only other option may be complete removal and reconstruction. Topics will include the history of Asphalt Rubber, specifications, experiences and differences of use in multiple state DOT’s, construction practices, environmental advantages, and particularly high performance benefits and expectations.

T38 - Addressing Community Concerns Associated with Asphalt Plants
Bob Beyke, Milestone Construction; Chris Monahan, Lane Construction

Environmentally informed and active communities are increasingly concerned about emissions associated with industrial activities, including asphalt plants nearby their communities. Session will assist asphalt plant operators and owners in knowing what tools are available to help educate nearby community residents and dispel misperceptions.

Wednesday, March 18

7:30 - 9:00 AM

W11 - Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for Your Business
Al Lautenslager, Market for Profits

Do you have all the customers for your asphalt business you can handle?  In today's tough times, your answer is probably "no."  The marketing strategies and tactics you have used in the past either don't work or you feel the budget just won't allow any more spending.  If you don't get the word out about your asphalt business, your products and services, you are not going to have the customers you need.  This session will give you the tools to revive your marketing with a 30 day no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners plan to producing immediate marketing results without consuming your cash or wasting your time.

W12 - What It Takes to Make Cold Central Plant Recycling Work
Brian Diefendorfer, Virginia Department of Transportation; Don Matthews, Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc.

Cold Central Plant Recycling has been successfully used to produce 100% RAP mixtures. CCPR provides an opportunity to effectively add new aggregate to the mix as well as uniformly adding new binder as necessary. This session will provide both an agency and contractor perspective to the CCPR process.

W13 - Managing Flights for Optimum Performance
TJ Young, Technical Training and Advisory Services Company

A proper flighing arrangement in the drum of the asphalt plant helps reduce energy costs and increases production capacity by improving efficiency of the drying operation. This session will provide information to plant operations personnel that will allow these improvements. All major brands of drum-mixers, dryers and flighting styles will be discussed.

W14 - What's the Latest on Intelligent Compaction
Todd Mansell, Caterpillar; Tim Kowalski, Wirtgen; Manfred Darscheid, Bomag; Ed Conlin, Sakai; Bob Marcum, Volvo; Kevin Garcia, Trimble

This session will begin with a presentation by two industry members of the FHWA Intelligent Compaction task force who will provide background on progress in the technology. What are the elements of Intelligent Compaction? What is the difference between Intelligent Compaction for GPS on rollers and real time density measurements? What benefit to the contractor does Intelligent Compaction bring to the industry? A group of representatives from equipment manufacturers will participate in a panel discussion to answer questions from the audience.

W15 - Using ThinLay Asphalt Applications to Increase Pavement Life
Jim Huddleston, Oregon Asphalt Pavement Association; Chuck Fuller, Ramming Paving

Pavement owners want to have alternatives to major rehabilitation in their pavement management toolbox. The use of thin asphalt overlays (ThinLays) has proven to be a method of extending the life of pavement structures that are still in serviceable condition. ThinLays are generally 1.5 inches or less in thickness with small nominal maximum aggregate size. This session will provide attendees with the background of ThinLay applications, materials required and a contractor perspective about the production and placement operation.

W16 - Best Practices for Application of Tack Coats (Session will be repeated)
Dale Decker, Dale S. Decker, LLC

A wide variety of tack coats are available in the asphalt industry. This session will provide information regarding material characteristics, construction practices, and their effect on the asphalt pavement performance.

W17 - Combination Treatments for Pavement Preservation
Pierre Peltier, Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc.

Combining nonstructural surface treatments to address specific levels of distress can be very beneficial to agencies that are confronted with a variety of pavement preservation and maintenance challenges. These tailored treatments provide a durable final surface as well as being a very cost effective approach to improving the pavement condition. This session provides information on how to get the best possible results while using combinations of preservation treatments.

W18 - Safe Handling of Petroleum Asphalt
Barry Gundersen, Gundersen Consulting; Curt Benefield, Benefield Consulting

Handling of petroleum asphalt binder needs to be done with care due to the elevated temperature and potential fumes. Learn the proper way to manage acute hazards associated with handling asphalt at a mixing facility: burns and hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

9:30 - 11:00 AM

W21 - Nothing Happens Until Something is Sold
Al Lautenslager, Market for Profits

The best marketing program in the world doesn't succeed unless a competent sales force can bring the right message to your customers and come back to the office with an order in hand. It takes a process and must be consistent. This session will highlight sales opportunities for the asphalt contractor.

W22 - Communicating with the Media and the Public
Paul Rhynard, Shawn Douglas Communications

This session will help attendees understand the fundamental principles of communicating with the media and public when it matters most. From community outreach to crisis management best practices, it’s important to understand these principles before you need them. The risk of not understanding them often means playing catch-up in an emergency while trying to balance your organization’s many other priorities.

W23 - Introduction to Modified Asphalt Binders (Part 1)
Ron Corun, Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (Axeon); Bob Kluttz, Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (Axeon)

The use of polymer modified asphalt binders continues to grow nationwide. Polymer modified binders can provide substantial improvement in the performance of the asphalt mixture. This is the first of two sessions to help contractors understand how the polymer modified binder is produced and how to properly handle the product.

W24 - Increase Productivity and Safety through Effective Use of Power Sweeping Equipment
Debbie Jacketta, Jacketta Sweeping Service; Ken Lindsey, Commercial Power Sweep

The importance of a sweeper to a milling and/or paving job can sometimes be overlooked. This session explores the different types of sweepers and their proper application, care and maintenance of sweepers and tips for working with a sweeping contractor. Safety practices on the job site will be covered as well.

W25 - Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving (Session will be repeated)
Brian Hall, LeeBoy

The commercial paver must employ good paving practices but use them more rigorously as he faces the challenge of sculpting pavement to meet - in some cases - extreme geometric and grade constraints. Because commercial paving can be so challenging, having a good understanding of the principles of quality construction and utilizing best practices are necessary in getting an award winning job. This session will help you help your customer be successful with asphalt paving projects.

W26 - Using the IR Bar to Improve Pavement Performance
Robert Lee, TXDOT; Mike Brown, APAC Wheeler

Thermal segregation has been identified as a problem to achieving uniform density in asphalt pavement construction. Washington DOT and Texas DOT have developed specifications to address this issue in their respective states. The objective of this session is to present information on the thermal segregation issue from both a state agency and a contractor perspective, equipment to identify the problem and techniques to resolve the problem.

W27 - Everything You Need to Know about Chip Seals and Fog Seals
Brian Horner, Etnyre

Chip seals and fog seals are important pavement preservation tools that are available to the industry. This session will provide a broad understanding of all the issues involved in production and placement of chip seals and the proper application of fog seals. Aggregates, binder products and construction practices for the chip seal application are critical to achieving high performance chip seal systems. The second topic of the session will present proper materials selection and application of fog seals.

W28 - Preventing Third-Party Vehicle Work Zone Intrusions
Lee Cole, Oldcastle Materials Group

Third party vehicle work zone intrusions claim worker lives every paving season.  Hear from industry experts about how their companies and the industry are developing best practices to train their construction crews in recognizing and eliminating this unpredictable hazard.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

W31 - Taking the High Road: Good Community Relations for the Asphalt Industry
Hillary Johnson, Oldcastle, Inc.

Asphalt and aggregate companies offer a lot to our communities. Yet sometimes the benefit offered is not well communicated and understood by the general public. This session focuses on how to improve your company’s image and recognition in your community.

W32 - Understanding Materials and Plant Operations to Use High RAP Content
TJ Young, Technical Training and Advisory Services Company; Geoff Rowe, Abatech International

RAP Engineering is a critical part of the asphalt industry's ability to use this important material in asphalt mixes. The RAP must be handled and processed properly and the properties of the mix must be adjusted to account for the presence of the RAP. Plant Operations must be modified in order to accommodate the high percentage of RAP. This session will address both the materials and plant handling to achieve high RAP content.

W33 - Introduction to Modified Asphalt Binders (Part 2)
Ron Corun, Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (Axeon); Bob Kluttz, Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (Axeon)

The use of polymer modified asphalt binders continues to grow nationwide. Polymer modified binders can provide substantial improvement in the performance of the asphalt mixture. This is the second of two sessions to help contractors understand how the polymer modified binder is produced and how to properly handle the product.

W34 - Best Practices for Construction of Longitudinal Joints (Session will be repeated)
Greg Harder, Asphalt Institute

Longitudinal joints are an inherent weak spot in an asphalt pavement. Where two passes of the paver intersect creates an area of lower density due to paving operations. The life of the pavement can be significantly compromised if the joint is not constructed properly. This session offers state-of-the-practice recommendations for constructing high quality longitudinal joints.

W35 - Compaction 101: Getting the Roller Pattern Right and Staying Consistent (Session will be repeated)
Chuck Deahl, Fat Boy Rolling Company

Compaction is the last key step in asphalt pavement construction and is a critical element in asphalt pavement performance. Compaction not only affects performance but often determines how much or if the contractor will get paid for the work. This session will review compaction Best Practice in order to achieve quality pavements profitably.

W36 - Paving Smoother - Using IRI to Evaluate Paving Operations
Duaine Covert, RoadTrac

More than any other pavement property, the traveling public wants a smooth surface on which to drive. The importance cannot be understated: longer lasting roads, improved fuel economy, driver comfort and ultimately, financial incentives for the contractor. This session will focus on using the IRI data to help the contractor do a better job of paving.

W37 - Best Practices for Crack Treatments
Dale Decker, Dale S. Decker, LLC; Tom Kelly, Crafco Inc.

As our infrastructure ages and owner budgets get smaller, effective use of funds becomes even more critical. What is the most effective way to extend the life of our roads? Crack treatments have proven to be an extremely cost effective tool in the pavement preservation toolbox. This session will describe the best practices for crack treatments, both crack sealing and crack filling. In addition, a simple, practical method of choosing proper crack treatment materials will be presented.

W38 - Implications of the Silica Rule: Milling Machines and Exposure Assessment
Tony Bodway

OSHA's new Silica Rule, once promulgated, will change the way construction workers address protection from respirable crystalline silica exposure.  Even though the industry has been active in working with regulators to ensure milling machine exposures are well-controlled, there are other aspects of the proposed Rule that will require construction companies to manage this hazard.

Thursday, March 19

7:30 - 9:00 AM

TH11 - Using Electronic Technologies to Improve Your Bottom Line
Bob Grauer, Luck Stone; Vince Tutino, Lindy Paving; Collin Douglas, Reeves Construction

Asphalt companies have embraced revolutions in technologies to increase operational efficiencies and save money. This session will explore the use of paperless technologies, GPS, and the Cloud to be more efficient, productive, and to strengthen the bottom line.

TH12 - Maintaining Consistency of Baghouse Fines for Voids Control
TJ Young, Technical Training and Advisory Services Company

The material that ends up in the baghouse came from the virgin aggregate. One challenge for the mix producer is to determine how to get the baghouse fines back into the mix consistently. In order to achieve proper mix volumetrics, it is important that this reintroduction is done properly and consistently. Wasting the baghouse fines is the last of many options. This session will address best practices for consistent 100% fines return and equipment options and operating techniques for partial fines return.

TH13 - Mix Optimization Fundamentals
Shane Buchanan, Oldcastle Materials Group

Today's increased raw materials costs, a highly competitive marketplace, and the need for longer lasting pavements make the task of asphalt mix optimization more important than ever. This session will focus on the mix optimization fundamental principles that will assist in the design and production of a higher quality, more consistent, and more cost effective mix. Discussion items will include an overview of fundamental mix volumetric properties, impact of aggregate variability (including moisture content), aggregate blend grading impact on binder content, and effective utilization of recycle materials.

TH14 - Compaction 101: Getting the Roller Pattern Right and Staying Consistent (Repeat session)
Chuck Deahl, Fat Boy Rolling Company

Compaction is the last key step in asphalt pavement construction and is a critical element in asphalt pavement performance. Compaction not only affects performance but often determines how much or if the contractor will get paid for the work. This session will review compaction Best Practice in order to achieve quality pavements profitably.

TH15 - Best Practices for Construction of Longitudinal Joints (Repeat session)
Greg Harder, Asphalt Institute

Longitudinal joints are an inherent weak spot in an asphalt pavement. Where two passes of the paver intersect creates an area of lower density due to paving operations. The life of the pavement can be significantly compromised if the joint is not constructed properly. This session offers state-of-the-practice recommendations for constructing high quality longitudinal joints.

TH16 - Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving (Repeat session)
Brian Hall, LeeBoy

The commercial paver must employ good paving practices but use them more rigorously as he faces the challenge of sculpting pavement to meet - in some cases - extreme geometric and grade constraints. Because commercial paving can be so challenging, having a good understanding of the principles of quality construction and utilizing best practices are necessary in getting an award winning job. This session will help you help your customer be successful with asphalt paving projects.

TH17 - Cold In-Place and Hot In-Place Recycling Best Practices
Chuck Valentine, Sandvik MGT Construction Tools; Brian Hansen, Dustrol, Inc.

Cold in-place recycling (CIR) and hot in-place (HIR) are cost-effective pavement preservation treatment that improves serviceability for roads and streets. This session will cover the basics of project selection, construction techniques, additive selection, and cost.

9:30 - 11:00 AM

TH21 - The New Workforce
Keith Reester, Reester and Associates

In the post-recession world of 2014 the landscape of today’s workforce is dramatically different. There are fewer people available to fill your positions, employees are demanding more as they see companies rebound and grow, and the future is rapidly changing with the Boomers moving into the sunset. Your firm must be prepared to capture and keep the best talent or the bottom line will show it. This session focuses on the makeup and character of the current employment landscape and what your firm can do to attract and retain the top team members.

TH22 - Effectively Managing Silo Operations
TJ Young, Technical Training and Advisory Services Company

The use of silos in asphalt plants has improved productivity and allowed the producer to have multiple products available for the customer. However, planning for and managing the products that are in the silo has always been a challenge. This session will discuss best practices for planning production and distributing products in the silo in order to keep all projects running smoothly and ensure product availability for all parties pulling mix from the plant.

TH23 - Best Practices for Application of Tack Coats (Repeat session)
Dale Decker, Dale S. Decker, LLC

A wide variety of tack coats are available in the asphalt industry. This session will provide information regarding material characteristics, construction practices, and their effect on the asphalt pavement performance.

TH24 - Laydown Best Practices (Repeat session)
Eric Baker, RoadTec

The purpose of the paver is to place a uniform, smooth mix at the correct grade. In order to accomplish this feat, it is crucial to understand Best Practices on paver operations. This session will provide attendees with those tools.

TH25 - Best Practices for Safety, Operations and Maintenance of Asphalt Distributors
Brian Horner, Etnyre

A distributor is used to spray apply asphalt products for a variety of applications. Although the fundamentals of distributor applications are fairly simple, problems with spray applications occur regularly. This session is focused on identifying best practices for safety, operations and maintenance of asphalt distributors. Included in the discussion will be temperature control of the asphalt product in the tank, proper cleaning of the tank between different products, maintenance and use of the spray bar and nozzles and calibration of the distributor application.

TH26 - Storing Asphalt Rejuvenators and SPCC Tank Inspection and Testing Guidance
Bernie Bigham, Chesapeake Environmental; Karissa Mooney, HollyFrontier Refining

Ever since the tank rupture and spill in West Virginia, state and federal agencies, and the public, are increasingly concerned about storage of petroleum liquids. Understand compliance obligations associated with storage of asphalt and rejuvenators.