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Blog posts tagged with 'Asphalt Binder Testing'

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Rheology and Viscosity Tests for Asphalt Binder: Methods and Equipment

Asphalt binder is a fundamental and surprisingly complex component in the design of modern asphalt pavement mixes. Of the many properties of bitumen that affect its performance in a modern asphalt paving mixture, two are crucial to the long-term success of pavements, viscosity, and rheology. This blog post will explore binder viscosity tests and rheology tests, their applications, benefits, and testing equipment.

Asphalt Oxidation: Advantages of Pressure Aging Vessel Test
Why a Pressure Aging Vessel is Valuable

A method to simulate long-term, oxidative aged asphalt binder is important for predicting distress in asphalt as it ages. A Pressure Aging Vessel is a great solution and this blog post will highlight the background and benefits of these powerful machines.

Rolling Thin Film Oven Test Method for Evaluating Asphalt Binder Performance
All You Need to Know About RTFO

If you need to accurately measure the effect of heat and air on asphalt binder, a good option to consider is a Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO). This blog post outlines everything you need to know from the procedure to benefits and equipment recommendations.

Asphalt Content Testing: Solvent Extraction vs Ignition Furnace (Infographic)

Comparing the pros and cons of solvent extraction vs. the furnace ignition method for asphalt content testing will help you select the best procedure for your application.