"Venusberg" in "Sachsen"
Not a superlative asphalt mixing plant but a mixing plant fitted to the needs of a region and its asphalt customers.
“Venusberg” is an urban district of the village “Drebach” in the Ore Mountain County.
In summer 2010 the thought occurred to exchange an asphalt mixing plant in the area of daylight mining that has been in service since 1993 for the company “ard Baustoffwerke GmbH” with a modern Benninghoven mixing plant that is state-of-the-art.
For the same operator a project in Ludwigsburg had just been competed to total satisfaction of the client.
Every asphalt mixing plant project is customised to suit the inherent location and the asphalt customer structure. Similar to the project in Ludwigsburg, Benninghoven GmbH & Co. KG were involved with the the company “ard Baustoffwerke GmbH” early within the planning and approval period.
As before, the requirements regarding capacity and technical equipment of the asphalt mixing plant are considered in time and are adjusted to the demands of protecting the environment and health as well as the security regulations. Maximum accordance with the requirements was achieved with the Benninghoven asphalt mixing plant type Concept TBA 3000 U.
The village Venusberg is situated in the local recreation area of the Ore Mountains. The open pit is located on a hill, therefore the asphalt mixing plant required special noise control. The item of an asphalt mixing plant that causes the noise is the chimney of the filtration equipment which is also the highest point of the plant. Here at the Venus Mountain this component has been equipped with a pulse damper.
As with most new mixing plants which have been delivered in the last years, the plant in Venusberg is designed for the use of recycling asphalt in high proportions.
The project was not designed to be equipped with a parallel drum and this would not have brought any significant economic advantages for the existing and expected mix formula matrix.
With the TBA 3000 U it was still desired that a recycling proportion of over 40% would be possible. This was achieved due to a mid addition in the white drum and a separate cold feed by an RC elevator in to the mixer. The fact that both systems can run separately as well as in parallel, enables multivariable possibilities of additive feeding.
Without doubt, the mixing plant at the Venus Mountain will be coping with the needs of the regional market. It will be possible to supply anything from a small order to a large construction contract. As said before not superlative but accurately fitting customisation.