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                        Bitumen Specification

                                          Penetration Grade Analysis   

Explanations

Test Method

Result

Acceptable Range

Specification

at 25°c , mm/10

ASTM – D5

47

40-50

Penetration

°c

ASTM – D36

53.6

52-60

Softening Point

at 25°c , cm

ASTM – D113

>100

100+

Ductility

in CCL4 , %

ASTM – D2042

99.7

99.0 Min

Solubility

at 25°c

ASTM – D70

1.028

1.01-1.06

Specific Gravity

in Naphtha

T102

Negative

Negative

Spot Test

°c

ASTM – D92

344

220 Min

Flash Point

at 135°c , c.st

ASTM – D4402

426

....

Kinematic Viscosity

at 60°c , Poises

ASTM – D4402

3912

....

Absolute Viscosity

Test on Residue From Thin Film Oven Test (T.F.O.T)

%

ASTM – D5&D6

6.3

20 Max

Drop in Penetration

Wt%

ASTM – D6

0.07

0.2 Max

Mass Loss

 

 


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