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BItumen

We bring the bitumen exactly where and when you need it in Africa, China, Europe and South America.

To achieve this goal the company acquired a nonexclusive right to use the patent of CONT-ASPHALT THB¨ bitumen containers. This allows us to grant you an exclusive supply of bitumen directly delivered on site wherever needed in Asia, Africa and South America. The THB delivery system saves 70% of fuel and CO2 compared to conventional supplies

LOGISTIC SAVINGS


cost saving

 

What is bitumen ?

Bitumen is a civil engineering construction material manufactured from crude oil through a series of distillation processes undertaken during the refining of petroleum. The principle use of bitumen is a binder in the road construction industry where it is mixed with graded aggregate to produce asphalt.

Eurobitume and the Asphalt Institute (USA) have published a definitive guide to bitumen. The Bitumen Industry - A Global Perspective, is a description of the Production, chemistry, use, specification and occupational exposures related to bitumen from the manufactures' perspective.

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Bitumen Testing and Standards

Reference Method
  Determination of
EN 1426 Needle penetration
EN 1427 Softening point - ring and ball
EN 12592 Solubility
EN 12593 Frass breaking point
EN 12595 Kinematic viscosity
EN 12596 Dynamic viscosity by vacuum capillary
EN 12607-1 Resistance to hardening under the influence of heat and air - Part 1 : RTFOT
EN 22592 Flash and fire points - Pensky-Martens open cup
EN 22719 Flash point - Pensky-Martens closed cup
EN ISO 3838 Density or relative density - Capillary pyknometer
EN 13301 Stainning tendency of bitumen
EN 13302 Viscosity of bitumen using a rotating spindle apparatus
EN 13303 Loss in mass after heating of industrial bitumen
EN 13398 Elastic recovery of modified bitumen
En 13399 Storage stability of modified bitumen
En 13587 Tensile properties of bituminous binders by the tensile method
En 13588 Cohesion of bituminous binders with pendulum test
En 13589 Tensile properties of modified bitumen by the force ductility method
En 13702-1 Dynamic viscosity of modified bitumen - Part 1 : Cone and plate method
En 13702-2 Dynamic viscosity of modified bitumen - Part 2 : Coaxial Cylinders method
En 13703 Deformation energy
   
  Associates standards
En 58 Sampling
En 12594 Preparation of test samples
En 12597 Terminology
En ISO 259 Petroleum products - Determination and application fo precision data in relation to methods of test
En ISO 9001 Quality managements systems - requirements

 

ASPHALT

Global consumption of asphalt is forecast to rise 4.1% annually from a 2010 base to 119.5million tonnes in 2015, according to a new leading market research firm study (source: World Highways). In this extended market, the interest for our technolgy is increasing due, on one hand to its technical advantages, the reduction of the greenhouses gas (CO2) and to the economic saving for the transporteurs, the contractors and the other hand.

CONVENTIONAL ASPHALT MIXTURE

Z1 = Qa *(Ca + Cat * X1) + Qb 3 (Cb + Cbt * X2) + Cmix

Where,

Qa: amount of asphalt in asphalt mix (t)
Qb: amount of raw materials in asphalt mix (t)
Ca: price of asphalt that is depended on price of oil ($/t)
Cat: transportation cost of asphalt from refinery plant to producer of conventional asphalt ($/t.km)
Cb: price of raw material ($/t)
Cbt: transportation cost of raw materials from quarry to producer of conventional asphalt ($/t.km)
Cmix: cost for the production of mixing in the asphalt production plant ($/t)
X1: distance from refinery plant to conventional asphalt production plant (km)
X2: distance from quarry to conventional asphalt production plant (km)

 

Links

Asphalt Industry Alliance

Asphalt Institute

Asphalt Pavement Alliance

Australian Asphalt Pavement Association

Eurobitume

European Asphalt Pavement Association EAPA

International Society for Asphalt Pavements

Southern Africa Bitumen Association