Bitumen Penetration grade 40/60 Description
Bitumen Penetration Grade 40/60 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 Huei Jie Oil Co is petroleum grade bitumen, manufactured from fractional / vacuum distillation of crude oil. The Bitumen supplied by Huei Jie Oil 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 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.
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 40/60 Application
Bitumen 40/60 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 and the main usage of this product is used in the road at tropical regions.
Guaranty and safety of bitumen 40/60
Huei Jie Oil Company guaranty the quality of bitumen penetration grade 40/60 with the arrangement of the international inspector to check quality and quantity during the loading to the vessel and controlling the production by QC by batch test report before shipping. Huei Jie Oil Company guarantees the quality to meet with European Standard DIN EN 12591:99.
Bitumen Penetration grade 40/60 Specifications
|Bitumen 40/60||Test method||Unit||Specification|
|Penetration @ 25°c||IP 49||mm/10||40/60|
|Softening point °c||IP 58||°C||48/56|
|Kinematic Viscosity @ 135⁰C||IP 370||mm2/s||325 min|
|Flash point°c||IP 36||°C||230 min|
|Solubility is CS2(wt) %||IP 47||wt %||99 min|