The addition of two heating elements to the Patriot infrared heating chamber increases heat transfer uniformity and reduces exposure time while providing true seamless asphalt repair, says manufacturer Kasi. The Patriot chamber now has eight infrared elements that can heat asphalt in about five minutes. A two-man crew at work with the Patriot can complete a seamless repair of potholes and other damage in half the usual time for infrared applications, says Kasi. The infrared restoration process fuses and compacts the old asphalt with the new, allowing a road to be opened to traffic immediately after repair.
September 28, 2010