Hiwa Oil Co, bitumen penetration grade 40/50 is used mainly as a paving grade, which is suitable for road construction, and maintenance. This grade of bitumen is normally used in the manufacturing of hot mix asphalt for pavement bases and wearing courses. Bitumen 40/50 is one of the most used bitumen grades among all other bituminous products.
Penetration bitumen grade 40/50 is produce by process of vacuum Bottom (VB) and air in the reactor. And due to the control of the process conditions, we reaching to pure quality of penetration grade bitumen 40/50 which has a penetration between 40~50. Bitumen is specified by the penetration and softening point test. The penetration grade bitumen 40/50 has a thermoplastic property which causes the material to soften at high temperatures and to harden at lower temperatures. 40/50 is one of the most used bitumen grade for paving constructions.
Guaranty and safety of penetration grade bitumen 40/50
Hiwa Oil Co, guaranty the quality of penetration grade bitumen 40/50, while inspecting by international inspection companies, the both quality and quantity of Penetration Bitumen grade 40/50, at loading port before loading and completing containers stuffing. The penetration Bitumen grade 40/50 also has its own prove of product quality of each batches by QC, while producing in refinery and before shipping. Hiwa Oil Co, guarantees the quality which meet with ASTM, according to following specification.
Specification of penetration bitumen 40/50
|Bitumen 40-50||Specification||Test method|
|Penetration @ 25 c||40/50||D.5|
|Softening point c||52/60||D.36|
|Ductility @25 c||100 Min||D.113|
|Loss on heating(wt) %||0.2 Max||D.6|
|Flash point c||250 Min||D.92|
|Solubility in CS2(wt) %||99.05 Min||D.4|
|Drop in penetration after heating %||20 Max||D.5|
|Density @25 c||1.01/1.06||D.70/D.3289|
|Viscosity @60ºc P||4000±800||ASTM D 2171|
|Viscosity@135ºc CST||400 min||ASTM D 2170|