During operation of your asphalt production facility, you still need to inspect your AC tank on a monthly basis. Check your gauge board or radar system (if equipped) to make sure high and low levels are accurately recorded. This is very important to prevent overloading the tank and emptying the tank below its heater coils. Also, check the back-up shutoff system.
Lubrication is the other most important monthly maintenance practice plant operators should initiate. Valves, the mixer gear box and the gauge board P-trap should all be checked and lubricated if need be on a monthly basis during the production season.
And finally, check all vents monthly to make sure they're free of residue. If gases cannot escape, you not only run the risk of damaging your tank, but also exposing your employees to an unsafe work environment.