Asphalt and bitumen testing

Using analytical instruments at key points in asphalt and bitumen quality testing helps increase productivity and maximize returns.

Analysis of asphalt and bitumen and their additives at the refinery ensures that they meet the specifications. Anton Paar’s measuring instruments and dedicated asphalt testing solutions deliver valuable insights into material properties which affect processing of your asphalt and bitumen, such as long-term stability and consistency, as well as behavior in storage and during transportation. The right measuring instruments optimize your products so they withstand all environmental conditions.

Asphalt and bitumen analysis at refineries

Producing durable asphalt and bitumen products requires analysis of material properties in quality control and during development. Anton Paar’s measuring devices help you fine-tune the elasticity of your asphalt/bitumen products through analysis of the additives. Results from our measuring instruments form the basis for evaluation of the deformation and flow behavior of asphalt/bitumen compositions. We also provide solutions for determining parameters such as penetration and breaking points in order to assess consistency. And our asphalt testing equipment helps you to develop bitumen emulsions which meet design specifications and performance criteria, and supports you in certifying asphalt binders according to standards. The instruments take work off your hands with built-in automation and simple measuring routines. They also allow sample preparation for elemental analysis to ensure your asphalt and bitumen are of top quality and have the correct properties.

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Performing temperature calibration at regular intervals to ensure constant measurements

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Fulfilling all international standards for asphalt and bitumen testing

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Classifying bitumen based on accurate penetration testing

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Measuring rheological properties of asphalt binders regularly and quickly

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Developing bitumen emulsions to meet design specifications and performance criteria

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Sample preparation for elemental analysis, asphalt / bitumen quality, and properties assurance

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Viscosity analysis of asphalt and bitumen samples at different temperatures, with the benefit of fast heating and cooling rates

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Determining the viscosity of asphalt binders to assure pumpability, mixability, and processability in compliance with ASTM or AASHTO

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Asphalt and bitumen testing during distribution

Anton Paar’s measuring technology delivers meaningful insights into the long-term stability of your asphalt/bitumen, and permits smooth storage and transportation. Our portable and lab devices help you calculate asphalt/bitumen mass from a known volume for account settlement. Our instruments guarantee fulfilment of all international standards for asphalt mixtures and binders testing, and ensure compliance with fire safety regulations and product specifications. They also support regular measurement of the rheological properties of asphalt binders.

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Fulfilling all international standards for asphalt and bitumen testing

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Classifying bitumen based on accurate penetration testing

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Measuring rheological properties of asphalt binders regularly and quickly

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Calculating asphalt and bitumen mass for quick, flawless trading

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Developing asphalt and bitumen emulsions with long-term stability

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Ensuring bitumen complies to fire safety regulations and product specifications during transportation and storage

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Asphalt and bitumen testing for consumers and testing labs

Requirements for the asphalt binder and bitumen industry have increased significantly in recent years. Quality standards are high, and customers expect high-performance instruments to ensure that their products meet them. Anton Paar’s asphalt testing solutions guarantee fulfillment of all international standards, fire safety regulations, and product specifications to allow seamless further processing. Customer and testing lab needs are very diverse, and so are our measuring solutions, such as the determination of viscosity and rheological properties under different conditions with minimal user influence, or density and specific gravity measurements for liquid bitumen and asphalt binders for mass-to-volume conversion. Do it right, and you increase sample throughput significantly. With our measurement equipment accurately measure the density of bituminous semi-solids and asphalt binders, along with mixtures for paving. Manufacture asphalt products that don’t crack in winter. Develop asphalt and bitumen emulsions with long-term stability. And perform sample preparations for elemental analysis, so your asphalt and bitumen have the right properties and are of exceptional quality.

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Performing temperature calibration at regular intervals to ensure constant measurements

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Fulfilling all international standards for asphalt and bitumen testing

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Receiving new DSR software protocols after release of country-specific standards updates for bitumen testing

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Developing new DSR software templates from scratch, or adapting existing ones

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Determining the rheological low-temperature properties of asphalt binders

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Determining sample behavior over a wide range of frequencies

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Checking the behavior of roofing shingles at different temperatures and humidities

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Measuring the behavior of ground tire rubber modified asphalt binders

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Verifying the material behavior of bitumen or asphalt mastics in solid state at low or intermediate temperatures

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Measuring rheological properties of asphalt binders regularly and quickly

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Increasing sample throughput when measuring density and specific gravity of bitumen and asphalt binders for mass-to-volume conversion

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Ensuring that asphalt doesn't crack in winter

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Developing asphalt/bitumen emulsions with long-term stability

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Accurately measuring and matching the density of bituminous semi-solids, asphalt binders, and mixtures with paving requirements

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Ensuring bitumen complies to fire safety regulations and product specifications for further processing

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Sample preparation for elemental analysis, asphalt / bitumen quality and properties assurance

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Viscosity analysis of asphalt and bitumen samples at different temperatures, with the benefit of fast heating and cooling rates

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Determining the viscosity of asphalt binders to assure pumpability, mixability, and processability in compliance with ASTM or AASHTO

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