Bitumen Penetration Grade 30/40 Description
The bitumen penetration grade 30/40 supplied by HJ Oil is produced from the vacuum residue (short residue) feedstock. penetration grade bitumen is specified by the penetration and softening point test. designation by penetration range only. The penetration grade bitumen has a thermoplastic property that causes the material to soften at high temperatures and to harden at low temperatures. It is a kind of bitumen and standard penetration grade. This type is petroleum grade bitumen, manufactured from fractional- vacuum destination of crude oil.
The Bitumen mode is dependent on temperature. The temperature-vs-stiffness relationship of bitumen is dependent on the type of crude oil and its refining method. Bitumen penetration grade 30/40 is semi-hard penetration grade bitumen used as a paving grade bitumen which is suitable for road construction and repair. It is also used for the production of asphalt pavements with the below technical specification. This grade of bitumen is mainly used in the manufacturing of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses. This Bitumen is one of the most used bitumen grades and it’s a basic material for all other bituminous products
Penetration determines the hardness of bitumen by measuring the depth to which a standard loaded the needle will vertically penetrate in 5 seconds, in a sample of bitumen maintained at a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.
Bitumen 30/40 Applications
Bitumen 30/40 is suitable for road construction and repair 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 & Safety of 30/40
HJ Oil guarantees the quality of bitumen penetration grade 30/40 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. HJ Oil guarantees the quality to meet with ASTM.
Bitumen Penetration grade 30/40 Specifications
|Bitumen 30/40||Test method||Unit||Specification|
|Specific gravity @ 25°c||ASTM D70||Kg/cm3||1.01/1.06|
|Penetration @ 25°c||ASTM D5||mm/10||30/40|
|Softening point °c||ASTM D36||°C||55/63|
|Ductility @25 °c||ASTM D113||cm||100 min|
|Loss on heating(wt) %||ASTM D6||wt %||0.2 max|
|Drop in penetration after heating %||ASTM D5-D6||%||20 max|
|Flash point °c||ASTM D92||°C||250 min|
|Solubility is CS2(wt) %||ASTM D4||wt %||99.5 min|