Software in Depth

Using Mix Risk to Evaluate an Asphalt Mix

Introduction The previous blog post, The Stonemont Quality KPI, focused on explaining the Stonemont KPI and the potential use of this value as a measurement of risk associated with aggregate products, asphalt mixes, and concrete mixes.  In this blog post, we will show an example of using the KPI and the associated statistical measurements for

The Stonemont Quality KPI

What is KPI? KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator, which is a type of performance measurement commonly used by an organization to evaluate its success of a particular function or activity.  It is common for a company to have several performance measurements or KPIs.  It is important that a company balance KPIs across several processes

Pervious Concrete Mix Designs

Pervious concrete mixes are paving mixes designed to have enough interconnected voids so that water can easily penetrate through the concrete and into the subgrade where it can be absorbed into the soil. Property that was once used for managing storm water runoff can potentially be reduced, leaving more useable land for other purposes. Rather than

Water/Cement Ratio Evaluations

Most concrete producers have hundreds of mix designs to choose from.  They cover a multitude of design characteristics to meet the needs of their customers.  Despite this wealth of variation in mix designs, project specifications can prescribe a mix that doesn’t match anything that is already at the plant.  It is often common practice to

What is Crusher Modeling?

Aggregate plant flow modeling in North America relies heavily on the use of crusher manufacturer provided gradations.  These gradation estimates may provide a useful starting point when no other data are available.  At existing plants, sporadic measurements of crusher feed and discharge gradations may be available.  These gradations may represent different plant processes or modes