Bitumen is a black or dark colored amorphous material that can be found in different forms such as rock asphalt, natural bitumen and tar derived from oil, which is referred to as Petroleum Bitumen.
Bitumen is mainly used in road surfacing. Bitumen with higher penetration grade is generally used in colder weather whereas the one with lower penetration grade is used in areas of warm climate.
Bitumen supplied by Macdows Energy include:
|Specific Gravity @ 25/25°C||Kg/m2||ASTM D70 or D 3289||1010-1060||1010-1060||1010-1060||1010-1060||1010-1060|
|Penetration @ 25°C||mm/10||ASTM DS||40-50||60-70||80-100||85-100||100-120|
|Softening Point||°C||ASTM D36||52-60||49-56||45-52||45-52||42-49|
|Ductility @ 25°C||Cm||ASTM D113||100 min||100 min||100 min||100 min||100 min|
|Loss on heating||Wt%||ASTM D6||0.2 max||0.2 max||0.5 max||0.5 max||0.2 max|
|Drop in penetration after heating||%||ASTM DS||20 max||20 max||20 max||20 max||20 max|
|Flash point||°C||ASTM D92||250 min||232 min||232 min||232 min||250 min|
|Solubility in Trichloroethylen||Wt%||ASTM D2042||99.5||99.0||99.0||99.0||99.5|
|Spot test||---||A.A.S.H.O.T 102||Negative||Negative||Negative||Negative||Negative|
|Absolute Viscosity 60°C Poise min||800||1000||2400||3200|
|Kineyatic Viscosity 135°C CST min||250||100||350||400|
|Flash Point min °C||220||220||220||220|
|Softening Point min °C||40||45||47||50|
|Penetration 0.1 min.25°C||80-100||60-80||50-70||40-60|
|Dvctility on min .25°C||75||50||40||25|
|Vicosity Ratio 60°C max||4||4||4||4|
|Solurility in TCE min||99||99||99||99|
Different markets of the world require different types of packing, therefore, Macdows Energy provides all its customers with choice of packing between Barrels, Bitumen Poly Bags and Bulk.
Barrel packing, also the most commonly used packing, is a steel drum packing made of cold rolled steel. The drums are then coated with a layer of black paint to prevent from corrosion.
Poly Bag Packing, the other preferred type of packing are polymeric bags, which, is a two layered packing generally used to reduce cost and ease transportation.
Macdows Energy, apart from shipping in drums and poly bags, also, offers Bitumen in BULK.
Having a great relationship with leading Bitumen Refineries, our company provides its customers with quality assurance and precision delivery.