Oxidized Bitumen 90/15
At the Oxidized bitumen 90/15 production reactor, during the air acting, the mixture of the two Vacuum Bottom (VB) and Vacuum Silas (VS) feedstock is put under a special degree of pressure and temperature between 200-300˚C of which the hydrogen atoms content in bitumen molecular oxidize to the oxygen of the air, and obtains with higher hydrocarbons polymerization reaction that has lower penetration and higher softening points than the primary pure bitumen. This kind of bitumen 90/15 has the softening point of 90 and permeability of 15.
Oxidized bitumen is a specially formulated plastic for construction. Oxidized bitumen characterized by being a product of great thermal amplitude. Oxidized bitumen has the flexibility to cold, has no sag at high temperatures, and has good adhesion. It can be applied to any kind of work. Oxidized bitumen is available in different grades. Bitumen 90/15 is produced by either Continuous or Staggered Blowing Process. Heated Penetration Grade Bitumen under controlled environment is blown with air which controls the Oil Content in the Bitumen while it oxidized. The different grades for suited applications produced are designated by two numbers to indicate the mid-points of their softening point and penetration ranges.
As said before, Bitumen 90/15 is based on petroleum bitumen which is made by blowing bitumen 60/70 by very hot air. In addition, the numbers relate to the midpoint of the material’s softening point and penetration respectively. The softening point value measured by the Ring and Ball method as determined by ASTM D36. Also, the penetration value is in 1/10 mm as determined by IP49 or ASTM- D5.
Oxidized Bitumen 90/15 Applications
Oxidized bitumen 90/15 uses in the chemical, fuel, paints, lacquers, varnishes, paper-pulp-board, textile processing, road construction, pavement, crack seal and repairmen, civil works, roofing, construction industries; sealing and insulating buildings, adhesive, construction materials additive, dust-binding, insulating and impregnating agent, make rubber and plastic products. The Oxidized asphalt 90/15 products are for paving. also used in asphalt-based paints for corrosion protection of metals, inlining public works structures, adhesives in electrical laminates, a base for synthetic turf; typical uses for oxidized bitumen 90/15 used also for water-proof application and corrosion resistance for pipe coating, Portland cement pavement, hydraulic applications, paint manufacturing, caulking, mastics, and damp proofing. Oxidized bitumen 90/15 is using the insulation and isolation bitumen membrane sheet. Also, Car undercoating Automobile industry is especially required for Blown Asphalt. Vehicle undercoating material is based on Bitumen. Bitumen provides excellent waterproof, dustproof, and noise proof for automobile undercoating.
Oxidized bitumen 90/15 should be heated double temperature against the softening point to be able to have flow and viscosity. To use oxidized bitumen 90/15, surfaces must be dry, clean, and free of loose particles, formwork, curing products, irregularities, slurry, etc.
- Oxidized bitumen is used as a sealing of expansion joints.
- Oxidized bitumen is used as a repair of joints or cracks.
- Oxidized bitumen is used as a fixation of parquet floors.
- Oxidized bitumen is used as an adhesive to be used in thermal insulation.
- Oxidized bitumen is used as a repair of unexposed cracks.
- Oxidized bitumen is used as bonding of wet briquettes
- Oxidized bitumen is used in various industries like roofing, isolation, insulation flooring, mastics, pipe coatings, electrical applications.
Technical Advantages of Oxidized Asphalt 90/15
- Chemical Stability
Compared to paving grade bitumen:
- Reduced temperature susceptibility
- Exhibits a more ‘solid’ nature at ambient temperatures
- High penetration index
Recommendations for Handling / Storage
The heating of packaged bitumen is a critical phase in most of the final uses. Typically, the packaged material is heated and melted in boilers out on site.
However, control at the heating phase is very important in terms of health and safety as well as in maintaining the quality of the product.
A note must be taken of the maximum safe handling temperature of 230 C and this should not be abused. Bitumen is a poor conductor of heat, consequently, control of the heating phase is of paramount importance.
The Oxidized Asphalt material should be broken up prior to placement in the boiler. This exposes a larger surface area to the heat and encourages a more even heating regime. Without the larger exposed surface area, aggressive heating at the base and sides of the boiler may well result in localized overheating, altering the characteristics of the modified bitumen, and potentially causing thermal cracking of the bitumen, creating the release of low lash vapors. The flashpoint of the oxidized bitumen then becomes irrelevant; as these low flash vapors determine the fire risk.
Melted bitumen should not be left in the boiler and reheated from cold, as there is then a high potential for localized overheating around the heating area (lack of convection means poor heat transfer) and potential development of a pressurized pocket of low flash vapors.
Be aware of the placement of any temperature monitoring or control devices. As a result of the poor thermal conductivity of the bitumen, a thermometer in the bitumen some distance from the heat source could read significantly different (even hundreds of degrees) from the true temperature of the bitumen near the heat source.
For Health and Safety information, please make reference to the relevant MSDS.
Health & Safety
Workers should wear protective masks, gloves, and goggles during application. The asphalt can be removed from equipment and tools with kerosene or gasoline. Care should be taken when heating Oxidized Asphalt 90/15 to avoid overheating.
Packing of Oxidized Asphalt 90/15
Oxidized Asphalt 90/15 in various packing, including bitumen 90/15 is available in 20 & 50 kg Kraft Paper Bags / Poly Amide Bags, 25 kg Carton box, and 150, 180, 200kg Steel Drums. In addition, oxidized bitumen packing also palletize, 40 bags can stack on the pallet. 20 pallets can load to the 20ft container.
Oxidized Asphalt 90/15 Specifications
|Specific gravity @25/25 C
|Penetration @ 25°c
|Softening point °c
|Ductility @25 °c
|Loss on heating(wt) %
|Solubility is CS2(wt) %