Boral Asphalt Manufacturing

Boral Deer Park had an outdated and inefficient asphalt drying oven which was at the end of its life.

These ovens are used for high-forced volume thermal convection applications. They provide uniform temperatures throughout. It means that they are ideal for drying asphalt for quality control testing.

 A new state of the art drying oven was needed to ensure smooth and continuous asphalt production. 

As part of a multi disciplinary implementation team Mobile Electrics was responsible for:

  • Installation of new wiring to the updated drying oven,
  • Ensuring safe and continuous electrical supply to the oven
  • Co ordination of the electrical works with the oven supplier and other trades


This project called for an experienced and capable industrial electrical provider. One who had the resource to work under ‘short window’ time pressure. It was critical to complete the works within a tight  time frame to ensure asphalt production was not hindered.

Mobile Electrics was present at the initial start-up meetings. This was to identify risk and plan for contingencies. The major challenge was ensuring that all equipment was available on-site exactly when and where it was needed during various stages.

Mobile Electrics held ongoing meetings throughout the duration of the project to ensure all works progressed smoothly and that contingencies were developed around any unforeseen circumstances.

A further challenge was the Mobile Electrics needed to integrate some parts of the new system with the existing legacy infrastructure.

In all, Mobile Electrics had a team of up to 8 highly specialised electricians on-site at various stages of the project.

The result was that the works were completed to specification and on-time.

Customer feedback showed that they were extremely impressed with the way Mobile Electrics worked collaboratively to deliver the project without disruption to asphalt production.

It’s expected that the outcome of this project will realise the customer’s goals to boost reliability, reduce operating costs and improve production.

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