Bitumen 120/150

Bitumen 120/150

What is Bitumen 120/150

Bitumen 120/150 is a type of paving grade bitumen that falls within the penetration value range of 120 to 150. This specific grade of bitumen is widely used in the construction industry, particularly in road infrastructure projects. Its unique properties and versatility make it a preferred choice for various road construction applications.

Key Characteristics of Bitumen 120/150

It is characterized by its medium penetration value, which indicates its ability to penetrate aggregates and bind them together effectively.  Bbitumen120/150 offers a balance between stiffness and flexibility, making it suitable for a range of climates and traffic conditions.

Applications in Road Construction

One of the primary uses of Bitumen 120/150 is in the production of hot mix asphalt (HMA) for road surfaces. It is commonly employed in the construction of highways, urban roads, airport runways, and other heavy-duty pavement projects. The superior adhesive properties of Bitumen 120/150 ensure a strong bond between asphalt and aggregates, resulting in durable and long-lasting road surfaces.

Advantages of Asphalt 120/150

Durability: It resistant to deformation and fatigue, contributing to the longevity of road pavements.

Weather Resistance: Its ability to withstand temperature fluctuations, moisture, and UV exposure makes it suitable for use in diverse climatic conditions.

Smooth Surfaces: Asphalt  120/150 helps create smooth and skid-resistant road surfaces, enhancing safety for motorists.

Cost-Effectiveness: The long service life and low maintenance requirements of roads constructed with Bitumen 120/150 contribute to cost-effectiveness over time.

Quality Assurance and Standards Compliance

Manufacturers of Bitumen 120/150 adhere to stringent quality control measures to ensure consistent performance and reliability. This includes testing for penetration value, softening point, viscosity, and other key parameters. Additionally, Bitumen 120/150 meets international standards such as ASTM, AASHTO, and EN specifications, guaranteeing its suitability for road construction projects worldwide.

Specification of Bitumen 120/150

No

Description_120/150

Unit

120/150 Grade

Test Method

1

Specific Gravity @ 25°C

Kg/Cm3

1.01/1.06

ASTM D70

2

Penetration @ 25°C

MM/10

120/150

ASTM D5

3

Softening Point °C

°C

38/44

ASTM D36

4

Ductility @ 25°C

CM

100 Min

ASTM D113

5

Loss on Heating (wt) %

WT %

0.5 Max

ASTM D6

6

Drop in Penetration after Heating %

%

20 Max

ASTM D5-D6

7

Flash Point °C

°C

220 Min

ASTM D92

8

Solubility is CS2 (wt) %

WT %

99 Min

ASTM D4

9

Spot Test

@

Negative

AASHOT 102

10

After Thin-Film Oven Test (TFOT)

ASTM D1754

11

Retained Penetration

%

42

ASTM D5

12

Increase In Softening Point

C

7 Max

ASTM D 70

13

Ductility

CM

100 min

ASTM D 113