Bitumen Sprayer Operator

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Overview

Precise and competent operation of the bitumen sprayer is essential to successful sealing operations. Sprayer performance is improved if operators have detailed knowledge of the principles of the chipsealing process and the appropriate knowledge to accurately use the equipment.  

Output quality is enhanced by bitumen product knowledge, adherence to safe handling procedures and careful record keeping.

 

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Length

1 day course.

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Facilitator

Barry Gundersen

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Cost

$520 per person + GST
 or
$795 per person + GST to attend two consecutive days
(ie: Bitumen Plant and Tanker Operator followed by the Bitumen Sprayer Operator course)                                      

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Bitumen products for chipsealing
  • Chipseal types and basic design principles
  • Storage, blending and transportation
  • Sampling and documentation 
  • Sprayer types, pumps and operating systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Spray charts
  • Correct spraybar set-up
  • Hand-spraying
  • Sprayer maintenance
  • Operational Safety
  • RNZ E/2 industry certification of sprayers
  • Field measurement and control
  • Calculation of hot spray rates for cutbacks and emulsions
  • Spraying Hot PMB's
  • Bitumen sprayer record keeping
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand the nature of bitumen products and handling procedures
  • Understand sprayer principles
  • Understand ancillary plant functions, capacities and capabilities
  • Identify plant safety and on-road responsibilities when spraying bitumen
  • Understand the correct operation of bitumen sprayer plant
  • Calculate hot spray rate from design residual application rate
  • Calculate required binder quantity
  • Complete field measurements
  • Maintain accurate documentation
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Who should attend

Persons with limited knowledge of sprayer operation. Also experienced operators who wish to update their skills and/or qualifications, will find this course appropriate.

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Presenter information

Barry Gundersen has over 38 years engineering and management experience in the road surfacing industry on both sides of the Tasman. He was National Technical Manager for Bitumix (NZ) for 15 years before setting up his own consultancy in 1995, specialising in road surfacings. Barry has been a visiting lecturer at Auckland University for 12 years and also runs training courses for the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association

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Pre-requisite for attendance

Participants must have completed the Bitumen - Basic Safety course prior to attending this course.

Participants must have completed the Bitumen Plant and Tanker Operator course prior to attending this course.

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