Fayat launches COMPACT asphalt plant in series of world firsts at INTERMAT
The new COMPACT asphalt plant
Fayat’s new COMPACT asphalt mixing plant creates a continuous flow of multipurpose product, including cold, warm and hot mix.
The new plant ensures optimum energy management when mixing aggregates while maintaining the ability to recycle materials according to typology.
The feed is conventional into the dryer tube for virgin materials – and into the continuous mixer, or both, for recycled materials.
Bitumen is introduced into the Retroflux or Recyclean dryer tube, or into the mixer, far away from the flame.
The benefits of this system include zero emissions and no waste.
Fayat said bitumen does not age prematurely because it is added to virgin aggregates + RAP at an ideally controlled temperature.
The COMPACT has two introduction/mixing sequences, one in the dryer with a second sequence called pre-mixing (virgin and recycled aggregates), which features 60 seconds of mixing with the addition of bitumen and other products in a 3.50m long mixer.
Fayat has also incorporated a low mixer behind the dryer in order to have a direct feed into the mixer, eliminating the risk of time lag and guaranteeing correct bitumen dosage.
The COMPACT is supplied either as 100% new investment or as a retrofit on an existing plant. According to Fayat, the multipurpose nature of the system and projected savings in terms of maintenance costs are major justification arguments for contractors wishing to own a modern production tool for new material while keeping ecological and environments footprints to a minimum.