Description Of Bitumen C600
Bitumen C600 is a paving grade bitumen manufactured to AS 2008 Table 2.2 and is primarily suitable for use in high modulus basecourse asphalts.
Summary of benefits
The Viva standards to which C600 bitumen is made result in a very consistent bitumen with predictable handling and performance characteristics.
Applications Of Bitumen C600
Bitumen C600 is the hardest paving grade bitumen available in Australia and is mainly used to produce high modulus asphalt. Heavy duty asphalt pavements need to be designed to accommodate significant traffic loadings for up to 40 years without exhibiting structural failure and hence, need to be constructed using appropriate materials. The load spreading characteristics of pavement layers are governed by their stiffness and C600 bitumen facilitates the production of high modulus asphalt.
|Mixing Temperature||Holding time at Mixing Temperature||Medium term storage temperature||Medium term storage time||Maximum safe handling temperature|
|175 – 185°C||14 days||130-150°C||30 days||190°C|
Health & Safety
Bitumen C600 is unlikely to present any significant health or safety hazard when properly used in the recommended application where good standards of industrial practice are maintained.
|Viscosity at 60°||Pa.s||AS 2341.2||600|
|Viscosity at 135°||Pa.s||AS 2341.2||0.7|
|Pen at 25°||dmm||AS 2341.12||min 20|
|Flashpoint||°C||AS 2341.14||max 250|
|Viscosity of residue at 60° C (% of original)||Pa.s||AS 2341.2||max 300|