Finally, a Hydrated Lime treatment specifically designed for asphalt hot mix pavement.
Hydrated lime powder has been effectively used as an anti-strip for many years. It was tried as an after thought of the soil stabilization and steel industry and never was specifically designed for asphalt pavements.........until now.
Problem: Hydrated lime (HL) powder bridges in the silos and feeders, results = inaccurate addition rates, varying %'s and/or no lime added to the hot mix at all.
Solution: Pellets of hydrated lime (EZ-Lime™) bound together with a natural organic asphalt oil enhancer. Better flow equals better control.
Problem: Hydrated lime dust currently being used gets all over and into the bearings and air systems of the hot plant causing problems.
Solution: Pelletized EZ-Lime™ has greatly reduced the dust and fine powder of the HL and reduces the inhalation hazards associated with regular lime.
Problem: HL is wasted in the hot plant and according to suppliers, can have up to a 50% loss rate in the plant. A 1.5 % addition equals 1% in the mix.
Solution: EZ-Lime™ pellets are added directly into the asphalt oil (bitumen) and are more efficient, cost effective and is a more environmentally sound method.