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About the melting terminals

At the end of the supply chain, the bitumen has to be re-liquefied for final application. This is accomplished by the Pörner High-Performance Melting Unit (HPM), which is the central element of a Melting Terminal.

The Melting Terminals substitute depots and bitumen terminals and are a cost-effective alternative to expensive conventional infrastructure with a small one-time investment. Instead of heated tanks or inefficient drum decanters, the Melting Terminal only requires a flat, compacted storage area and at least one HPM.

The HPM is probably the most efficient bitumen melting facility and has been designed by Pörner process engineers. Its central component is a melting grid with high-tech heat distribution and heat recovery. It can be operated by just one person. It requires either form of energy available, e.g. Diesel, paraffin or gas. Consumption is as low as four liters of Diesel (or energy equivalent) per melted ton of bitumen, depending on ambient temperature.

Pörner High Performance Melting Unit Scheme
Pörner High Performance Melting Unit Scheme

Layout of a typical melting terminal

Schematic illustration of a Pörner Melting Terminal for use with the Pörner Bitumen Bag™.
Pörner Melting Terminal
Area required (min.; typical) 3,000 sqm
Manpower requirement (recommended) 3-5 per shift, depending on capacity and location
Environmental impact Usually none: No exhaust fumes visible, bitumen is non-hazardous and food-safe.
Plant capacity (turnover; typical) 2,000-3,000 metric tons per month

Benefits

  1. Small one-time investment
  2. Little maintenance requirements of equipment
  3. Low manpower requirement
  4. Setup a depot quickly in other places, where needed (e.g. close to a large project construction site)
  5. Relief the end-user from bitumen logistics
  6. Melt and deliver on demand and just-in-time

Cooperation with Pörner in trading and distribution

Website of www.poernerbitumen.com
Website of www.poernerbitumen.com

Opens external link in new windowPörner Bitumen is a subsidiary of the Opens internal link in current windowPörner Group and operates Melting Terminals in several countries as well as trades with bitumen.

We also offer cooperation schemes for trading, distribution of product and operation of the Melting Terminals. This is particularly interesting for producers that do not want to get involved in the distribution process themselves or handle operations in target markets, but rather use the PBPS as producer and for packing to expand their market reach.

Please Opens internal link in current windowcontact our Sales Representatives for detailed information.

Container unloading at melting terminal
Container unloading of Pörner Bitumen Bags™
Pörner Bitumen Tanker in South Africa
Pörner Bitumen Tanker
Pörner Bitumen Bags™ and Bitumen Tanker at Melting Terminal in Africa
Pörner Bitumen Bags™ and Bitumen Tanker at Melting Terminal in Africa
Pörner High Performance Melting Unit for Pörner Bitumen Bag™
Pörner High Performance Melting Unit
Pörner High Performance Melting Unit for Pörner Bitumen Bag™
Pörner High Performance Melting Unit