The positive volatile capture and recovery system totally eliminates blue smoke and asphalt odors from the process, and feeds them to the combustion process as fuel. The drum and all piping are insulated, and hot oil silos are thermostatically-controlled, making the plant energy efficient.
Due to a wet summer, energy usage has remained flat for this year over the prior year, but Laudone hopes these changes will continue to benefit the company for years to come. “We want to grow the commercial side of the business. By having the expediency of coming in and out of the facility easily, and with having nine silos and three truck scales, we’re able to better service our smaller customers.”