Bitumen & Wax TestingSource: Anton Paar USA
The Penetration is used to measure the resistance which a material under specified test conditions provides against being pierced by a specifically shaped penetrator.
The Penetration is used to measure the resistance which a material under specified test conditions provides against being pierced by a specifically shaped penetrator. Beside the configuration of the penetrator used, prime importance attaches to such factors as temperature, time and load specified by the different standard methods of test.
To determine the temperature at which a bitumen tends to break rather than to flow when stressed. It can be applied for any homogeneous road or industrial bitumen. A thin flat steel plaque, coated with the sample, is flexed under specified conditions at a descending series of temperatures.
• Standard-Program (cooling rate 1 K/min) for FRAASS-Breaking-Point
• RAPID-Program (cooling rate 2 K/min) for very low breaking-points
• SEARCH-Mode to find the approximated breaking-point
• USER-Definable-Program to set up program modifications
In connection with the BPACon-software:
• Permanent-Bending-Program for fatigue tests
• Graphic display and evaluation of bending forces
• LIMS ability