Stansteel & Hotmix Parts are very fortunate to have some of the most experienced people in the asphalt industry – particularly for technical service, plant diagnosis, modification recommendations and even entire business evaluations.

We have several team members who have decades of experience – anywhere from 10, 25, or 40 years in the asphalt plant business – specifically involved in Operational and Executive Management. These veterans have valuable hands-on experience operating asphalt plants, running and growing major hot mix producers throughout North America.

With their leadership experience, we are now offering more services to the general industry, which  we’ve outlined below. These services can include plant inspection to assess how it could be improved to gain more production/tons per hour and/or add important technology changes such as recycle products, foaming or inline liquid asphalt blending.

At a higher level, we can review and evaluate an entire plant business operation to determine if it is functioning at an optimal level or if there should be a plan to change, modify or improve it to enhance the company business value.

Specific Specialties:

Combustion Analysis and Burner Tuning

Technical experts assess the combustion system levels for any needed burner adjustments and if the proper combustion is being achieved. Recommendations can be made about the flighting, dust handling and induced draft fan for the main exhaust on the baghouse.

Business Evaluation

Many of our key personnel have extensive experience at evaluating and setting up business operations from the start all the way to running multi-million dollar operations. We can advise someone in the process of trying to significantly change their business operations or perhaps position it to market their business to a new owner.

Heating, Drying & Flighting Evaluations

In order to get the most out of an existing system, our engineers and technicians can examine the many factors involved in proper combustion, heating and drying (including flighting, seals, the condition of drum/dryer tires, trunnions and other major components).

Air Systems Studies

Reviewing the air system, air handling, and pressure drops throughout the system can be reviewed. Many of the existing induced draft fans, baghouses, and primary collectors are not at all operating near performance and can significantly limit plant production.

Plant Relocation

Since Stansteel is one of the leaders in both used and reconditioned equipment, often a customer is interested in the total cost to take down equipment from one location in order to set it up at another site.

Electronic Control System Review

Existing controls can be evaluated, diagnosed and either upgraded or replaced. Installation services can be provided for the setup of electronics and training of your operators.

Field or Factory Reconditioning

Our companies can dispatch from 5 to 50 field technicians for emergency repair or major reconditioning. Examples are dryer/drum tire or sectional replacement, complete slat conveyor rebuilding or air system retrofits.