Description Of Cutback Bitumen RC-800
Cutback Bitumen RC-800 is an asphalt cement that has a solvent or distillate such as gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, or naphtha added to make the asphalt liquid at ambient temperatures and improve its ability to coat aggregates. Two letters followed by a numerical digit designate or name a cutback asphalt.
Cutback asphalt can contain between 12 and 40 percent distillate. The high demand for the distillates to be used in energy applications and ever-increasing air quality regulations have caused a steady decline in the use of cutback asphalt. When gasoline or naphtha is used to flux asphalt cement, the final product is called “rapid curing” (RC) cutback asphalt. Specifications permit up to 45 percent distillate in manufacturing an RC-800 cutback asphalt.
Cutback Bitumen RC-800 complies with cutback petroleum asphalts of the rapid-curing type for use in the construction and treatment of pavements as per ASTM D2028-97 reapproved in 2004. Cutback Grade Bitumen is normally used in spraying and in some mixing applications. Cutback Bitumen is penetration grade bitumen blended with a solvent such as kerosene, white spirit, gasoline, and naphtha, controlling the curing time. Cut back petroleum asphalts of the rapid curing type supplied by HJ OIL Co. are petroleum grade bitumen manufactured from the fractional / vacuum distillation of crude oil blended with a solvent.
Penetration Grade bitumens are specified by the penetration and softening point test. Designation is by penetration range only. The penetration grade bitumens have a thermoplastic property which causes the material to soften at high temperatures and to harden at lower temperatures. This unique temperature / viscosity relationship is important when determining the performance parameters such as the adhesion, rheology, durability, and application temperatures of bitumen.
Applications Of Cutback Bitumen RC-800
Current common uses are in penetrating prime coats and in producing patching or stockpile mixtures. Cutback asphalt used in mixing with aggregate will usually contain an adhesion agent to assist in the coating of the aggregate surface.
Cutback agents are used to lower the viscosity of bitumen when it is applied as a primer to the surface of a road pavement aggregate base course or substrate. Kerosene is used as a bitumen cutback agent at different concentrations according to local conditions and requirements.
The cutback bitumen is ideal for prime coat and cold applied because of easy uses and no need to thinning and heating. Cutback bitumen RC-800 consist of initial incorporation of asphalt into the surface of non-asphalt based course preparatory to any superimposed treatment of construction. The cutback bitumen RC-800 applying to waterproofing of surfaces, plug capillary voids, coat and bond loose mineral particles .
Packing Of Cutback Bitumen RC-800
This cutback bitumen bulk in the tanker and also in new steel and thick drum on the pallet to prevent all leak inside of the container.
Safety Of Cutback Bitumen RC-800
1.Refer to Safety Data sheets before use.
2.Transport, use and store at the lowest temperature possible.
3.Eliminate all potential ignition sources during application.
4.Avoid breathing vapors. Avoid contact with skin.
5.Always wear appropriate PPE including heat protection when used hot.
6.DO NOT allow product or washings to enter stormwater or sewer systems.