Where does bitumen come from?

Bitumen, dense, highly viscous, petroleum-based hydrocarbon that is found in deposits such as oil sands and pitch lakes (natural bitumen) or is obtained as a residue of the distillation of crude oil (refined bitumen).

Bitumen has a melting point of around 240 degrees Fahrenheit which is high enough to be safely used for roadway designs and low enough to be heated up without using a large amount of energy. Karen Abtin Spadana company can supply every grade of bitumen that comes from Iran originally which has the best quality and also best price in the market of Iran.

What is the meaning of 60 70 Bitumen?

Bitumen penetration grade 60/70 means the penetration value is in the range 60 to 70 at standard test conditions which commonly used as a Paving Grade. Bitumen is applicable for the production of hot mix asphalt for bases and pavements and for road construction.

What is difference between bitumen and asphalt?

Bitumen is the liquid binder that holds asphalt together. A bitumen-sealed surface is a layer of bitumen sprayed and then covered with an aggregate. … Asphalt is produced in a plant that heats, dries and mixes aggregate, bitumen and sand into a composite. It’s all good to understand the difference between the two.

What is bitumen used for?

Most refined bitumen is used in the construction industry. Mainly, it serves its use in paving and roofing applications. 85% of all bitumen is used as a binder in asphalt for roads, runways, parking lots, and foot paths

Analysis Unit Limit Test Method
Density@25˚C Kg/m3 1010-1060 ASTM D7 or D3289
Penetration@25˚C mm/10 60-70 ASTM D5
Softening Point ˚C 46 Min ASTM D36
Ductility@25˚C cm 100 Min ASTM D113
Loss on heating Wt% 0.2 Max ASTM D6
Drop in Penetration after heating % 20 Max ASTM D5
Flash Point ˚C 232 Min ASTM D92
Solubility in Trichloroethylene Wt% 99.0 Min ASTM D2042
Spot Test Negative AASHTO T102
Viscosity@60˚C P 2000±400 ASTM D2171
Viscosity@135˚C cSt 300 Min ASTM D2170