Bitumen Penetration grade 120/150 Description
Bitumen Penetration Grade 120/150 is a standard penetration grade Bitumen usually used as a Paving Grade Bitumen suitable for road construction and for the production of asphalt pavements with superior properties. This grade of Bitumen is mainly used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses. Penetration Grade Bitumen supplied by HJ OIL Co. is petroleum grade bitumen, manufactured from fractional / vacuum distillation of crude oil. The Bitumen supplied by HJ OIL Co. is produced from the vacuum residue (short residue) feedstock. Penetration Grade bitumens are specified by the penetration and softening point test. The designation is by penetration range only. The penetration grade bitumen 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.
Penetration Grade Bitumen is a standard bitumen usually used as a Paving Grade Bitumen essential for road construction and for the production of asphalt pavements with superior properties, and it’s very important once it bounds the aggregates and creates a unique cohesion and stability to the bituminous mix.
Bitumen Penetration grade 120/150 Applications
Bitumen 120/150 is suitable for road construction and for the asphalt pavements with superior properties. This type of bitumen used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses.
Guaranty and safety of bitumen 120/150
HJ OIL Co. arrangement of the international inspectors to check quality and quantity of bitumen penetration grade 120/150 during the loading to the vessel and controlling the production by QC by batch test report before shipping. HJ OIL Co. guarantees the quality to meet with ASTM.
Bitumen Penetration grade 120/150 Specifications
|Bitumen 120/150||Test method||Unit||Specification|
|Specific gravity @ 25°C||ASTM D70||Kg/m3||1000-1050|
|Penetration @ 25°C||ASTM D5||mm/10||120/150|
|Softening point °C||ASTM D36||°C||38 min|
|Ductility @25 °C||ASTM D113||Cm||100 min|
|Loss on heating(wt) %||ASTM D6||wt %||0.5 max|
|Drop in penetration after heating %||ASTM D5-D6||%||20 max|
|Flashpoint °C||ASTM D92||°C||218 min|
|Solubility in Trichloroethylene||ASTM D2042||wt %||99 min|