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Appendix B

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Example QC Plan for HMAC (16)

This HMAC QC Plan is submitted for Project xxxxx, item 401.

HMAC Plant Production

1. Plant (Enter make, type and location of plant).

1.1 Frequency of plant inspection, calibration, verification of calibration, and any plant certification. (Include documentation).

2. Personnel.

2.1 Enter name, certification number and telephone number of employee responsible for QC.

2.2 Enter name, and certification no. of sampling & testing technician.

2.3 Enter name and telephone number of employee responsible for making plant production changes when necessary as a result of QC data.

3. Enter the type and mix design identification of mixes to be used in the contract.

4. Prior to production the JMF for each type of mix included for use on the contract will be submitted to the agency. Only materials from sources acceptable to the agency will be used in the mix design.

5. During mix production operations, QC tests will be performed at or exceeding the minimum frequency in the attached schedule.

6. All testing and evaluation will be completed within _____ hours of sampling and all documentation will be completed and submitted to the agency on approved processing forms within ______ hours or production will be halted until these item are current.

7. Material found to be noncomplying shall not be incorporated into the work.

8. Appropriate agency personnel will be notified at least 24 hours before the scheduled work is to begin.

9. In the event QC test data indicates that noncomplying material has been incorporated into the work, the agency will be notified immediately and a plan will be submitted for agency approval, identifying, the defective material and its disposition.

HMAC Field Operations QC

1. Personnel.

1.1 Enter name, qualification, and telephone number of employee directing the field operations.

1.2 Enter name, and qualification, of employee responsible for insuring that all items of work will comply with agency specifications.

1.3 Enter name and certification number (if applicable) of employee responsible for sampling and testing.

2. During placement operations of the asphalt concrete pavement, QC tests will be performed at or exceeding the minimum frequency in the attached schedule.

3. All testing and evaluation will be completed within the time limits specified by the contractor or the work will be halted.

4. Material found to be noncomplying will not be incorporated into the roadway.

5. Notification will be given to appropriate agency personnel at least 24 hours before work is scheduled to begin.

6. In the event that test data or inspections indicate that noncomplying material has been incorporated into the work, the agency will be notified immediately and a plan will be submitted for agency approval, identifying the detective material and its disposition.

7. Indicate method to be followed to prevent segregation and visual pavement deformities.

Example Table for Frequency and Documentation of Sampling and Testing Asphalt Concrete

Hot-Mix Asphalt Concrete

Test

Frequency

Documentation

Combined cold feed gradation

As required to control production

Forms as required by contract

Moisture content

As required to control production

Forms as required by contract

Asphalt content

As required to control operation

Forms as required by contract

Tack/prime, if used

As required to control production

Daily

Correlation of nuclear asphalt gauge

1 per mix or project

Forms as required by contract

Face fracture on crushed gravel, if used

Lot size to be determined.
5 per lot

Forms as required by contract

Temperature of mix

As required to control production

Daily

Temperature of base or air

As needed

Daily

Temperature of mat

As required to control operation

Daily

Density

Lot size to be designated.
5 per lot

Forms as required by contract

Skid resistance

As required to control operation

Forms as required by contract

Smoothness

As required to control operation

Forms as required by contract

Thickness

Lot size to be designated.
5 per lot

Forms as required by contract

Pavement application rate

As needed

Daily

Test data distributed

Within 24 hours of sampling

Forms as required by contract

 

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