Bitumen sprayer is equipment which is used to lay hot bitumen. Bitumen Sprayers play an important role in road making.
A large number of road construction machinery is used in making the road. Bitumen Sprayer is one such machine that is used to apply bitumen before asphalt is layer on the road.
Bitumen sprayers can be truck mounted i.e. they have a sub chassis built on them which exactly fit on a truck. The bitumen sprayer has a tank of suitable capacity to hold bitumen of required quantity.
The sprayer also has an engine, a compressor, pump spray bar attached to the chassis of the sprayer.
An engine of suitable capacity is used in the bitumen sprayer. This engine simultaneously controls the operation of Bitumen pump and air compressor.
Both the pumps are equipped with pressure relief valve, which play a very crucial role in preventing any pipeline damage in case of a line blockage. Pressure setting allows working with different desired pressure.
The spray bar equipped is to spray uniformly the heated bitumen on the road and spraying of bitumen is extremely uniform. These spray bars are fitted with numerous spray nozzles which help to spray hot asphalt.
Pneumatic system supplied with the bitumen sprayer controls the movement of spray bar nozzles. It is conveniently located near the operator’s seat. Moisture separator in the pipe lines increases the life of cylinder. There is a pressure regulator combined with the moisture separator which is used to control pneumatic pressure. Hand lever valve is used for open-close of cylinder.
The bitumen sprayers also come with pressure cleaning system which helps to clean the entire pipe lines of the sprayer and does not result into clogging of the equipment.