BITUMEN 40-50 is a petroleum product and Arena Petro Gas is in position to supply and export it directly from the top producers through its trading services according to the following specification and technical properties.
Bitumen 40-50 is a type of petroleum product that is used for various applications in road construction and industrial sectors. It is produced by oxidizing vacuum bottom, which is the residue of crude oil distillation, at high temperatures and pressures in bitumen production units. The name Bitumen 40-50 refers to its penetration grade, which is a measure of its hardness and consistency. The penetration grade indicates the depth that a standard needle can penetrate into a bitumen sample at 25°C under a fixed load and time. Bitumen 40-50 has a penetration range of 40 to 50 mm/10, which means it is relatively hard and suitable for hot climates.
Some of the uses of Bitumen 40-50 are:
- Construction and maintenance of flexible pavements, especially in tropical regions, where it provides good resistance to rutting and cracking. - Road surfacing and industrial applications, such as roofing, waterproofing, insulation, and coating. - Manufacturing of asphalt mixes, cut-back bitumen, bitumen emulsions, and modified bitumen, which are used for different purposes depending on the desired properties and performance.
the technical specifications of Bitumen 40-50 :
- | Specific Gravity @25°C | kg/m3 | ASTM D70 or D3289 | 1010-1060 |
- | Penetration @25°C | mm/10 | ASTM D5 | 40-50 |
- | Softening Point | °C | ASTM D36 | 52-60 |
- | Ductility @25°C | cm | ASTM D113 | 100 (Min) |
- | Loss on Heating | wt % | ASTM D6 | 0.2 (Max) |
- | Drop in Penetration after Heating | % | ASTM D5 & D6 | 20 (Max) |
- | Flash Point (Cleveland open cup) | °C | ASTM D92 | 232 (Min) |
- | Solubility in Trichloroethylene | wt % | ASTM D2042 | 99.0 (Min) |
- | Spot Test | - | AASHOT102 | Negative |