Penetration-grade bitumen is mainly used in road surfacing. Bitumen with lower penetration grade is used in the regions with warm climate while higher penetration grade is used in colder weather.
Pasargad Oil Company is capable of producing different grades of road surfacing bitumen in compliance with national and international standards in its six plants located at Tehran, Tabriz, Arak, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas and Abadan refineries.
|Penetration Rate at 25oC||ASTM D-5||30-40||40-50||60-70||85-100||100-120|
|Softening Point oC||ASTM D-36||55 - 63||52-60||49-56||45-52||42-49|
|Ductility at 25 o C (cm)||ASTM D-113||100 Min||100 Min||100 Min||100 Min||100 Min|
|Flash Point oC||ASTM D-92||250 Min||250 Min||250 Min||250 Min||250 Min|
|Solubility in Disulfide %wt||ASTM D-4||99/5||99/5||99/5||99/5||99/5|
|Stain Test||AASHTO T102||Negative||Negative||Negative||Negative||Negative|
|Weight Loss by Heating %wt||ASTM D-6||0/2 Max||0/2 Max||0/2 Max||0/2 Max||0/2 Max|
|Penetration Loss by Heating %||ASTM D-6-D-5||20 Max||20 Max||20 Max||20 Max||