Bitumen RC800

cutback bitumen RC800

Introduction to Cutback Bitumen RC800

Cutback bitumen RC800 is a specific type of bitumen dissolved in kerosene, serving various purposes in construction projects. It uses, packaging, and quality assurance of Cutback Bitumen RC800, highlighting its significance in the construction industry.

Properties of Cutback Bitumen RC-800

Asphalt RC-800 offers distinct properties that make it valuable for construction applications.

Viscosity Reduction

The primary benefit of RC-800 is its ability to significantly reduce viscosity, aiding in the construction of seal coats on road pavements by enhancing chip wetting.

Uses in Seal Coats

It is crucial for seal coats as it softens the mixture, making it easier to apply and ensuring better adhesion to chips in road pavements.

Long-Term Effects

While the cutback agent evaporates from the seal coat over time, any significant residue can lead to unwanted long-term softening effects, emphasizing the importance of proper application and dosage.

Uses of Cutback Bitumen RC800

It finds diverse applications in construction projects due to its ease of use and versatility.

Primer for Road Pavements

It is commonly used as a primer on road pavement surfaces, facilitating better adhesion between layers and improving overall durability.

Ideal for Cold Applications

It is preferred for cold applications, eliminating the need for thinning and heating, thus streamlining the construction process.

Waterproofing and Coating

The waterproofing properties of RC800 make it suitable for coating surfaces, plugging capillary voids, and bonding loose mineral particles.

Packaging and Quality Assurance

It is packaged in new thick steel drums on pallets to prevent leaks during transportation. Quality assurance measures include international inspection and batch testing to ensure compliance with standards such as ASTM/EN 15322:2009

Specification of Cutback Bitumen RC800

Properties

Min

Max

Test Method

 Kinemalic 1 viscosity at 60°C, eSt

800

1600

ASTM D2170

 Flash Point (Tag Open-Cup),°C

66

ASTM D1310

 Distillate test 2 :

 

 

 

 Distillate, percent by Volume of total 360°C

 To 190°C

ASTM D402

 To 225°C

ASTM D402

 To 260°C

35

ASTM D402

 To 316°C

45

80

ASTM D402

 Residue from distillation to 360°C:

 Test on residue from distillation Penetration at
25°C,100g, 5 sec.

50

 

 Ductility 3 at 25°C, cm

120

250

ASTM D402 / ASTM D113

 Solubility in trichloroethylene, percent mass

100

ASTM D402 / ASTM D2024

 Water, percent volume

0.2

ASTM D95