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Q8 Bitumen

Q8 Bitumen
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Q8 Bitumen is a high quality product produced in three types, Penetration, Hard and Industrial, all derived from Kuwait Export Crude (K.E.C). The applications for Q8 Bitumen range from road asphalts to printing inks. Penetration Grade Bitumens are manufactured by fractional distillation in a vacuum distillation column and are therefore straight run products. Penetration (or paving grade bitumens) are designated by the penetration rating, following the grading system of the European Standard EN12591. Applications include: Hot asphalt and mastic asphalt applications Dike reinforcement Emulsion production Modified asphalt production Hard & Industrial Grade Bitumen products are manufactured by propane extraction (PPA), blending of PPA and vacuum bottoms and by blowing (H95) respectively. Applications include: Printing ink Mastic asphalt production Thin layers for road building (high modulus bitumen concrete)

Q8 Bitumen benefits from a unique position in the petroleum market. We have our own source of crude oil, Kuwait Export Crude (K.E.C.), and Q8 Bitumen is only derived from this feedstock. The quality trail continues through the refining stage as we only use one of our four refineries to manufacture bitumen, Q8 Europoort in Rotterdam. Only using the one plant guarantees our customers a consistency of product quality from one year to the next.

Quality products and processes are only achieved through extensive research and development by highly skilled technicians. Kuwait Petroleum Research and Technology (KPR&T) in Rotterdam has a reputation with our customers for their technical ability in both product development and the science of product application.

Certification Production of Q8 Bitumen is conducted under quality and environmental management systems certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2000 and NEN-EN-ISO 14001:2004.

Properties

Q8 Penetration Grade Bitumens


Grade (EN 12591) Property Penetration @ 25C (# @ 15C) Softening Point R&B Penetration Index Density, 25C, typical Flash Point C.O.C. minimum Solubility in Xylene Viscosity @ 60C, typical Viscosity @ 135C, typical Production Temperature, typical Resistance to Hardening Change of mass Retained penetration, typical Softening after hardening, typical 20/30 Unit 0.1mm C () kg/m3 C % mass Pa.s mm2/s C Unit % mass % C PI identification: 20-30 55-63 -1 1044 240 99 930 870 163-173 <0.1 70 64 30/45 30-45 52-60 -1 1040 240 99 502 660 157-167 <0.1 70 61 35/50 35-50 50-58 -1 1037 240 99 420 605 156-166 <0.1 70 60 40/60 40-60 48-56 -1 1035 230 99 340 550 154-164 <0.1 68 58 50/70 50-70 46-54 -1 1033 230 99 260 485 151-161 <0.1 67 57 70/100 70-100 43-51 -1 1029 230 99 160 385 147-157 <0.1 65 54 160/220 160-220 35-43 -1 1019 220 99 54 225 137-147 <0.1 63 47

PI=

20xtr&b + 500xlogP - 1952 tr&b - 50xlogP + 120

High PI means, low temperature sensitivity of the bitumen. Low PI means, high temperature sensitivity of the bitumen. The average PI for Q8 Penetration Bitumen is: -1.2

Q8 Hard Paving Grade Bitumens


Grade (EN 13924, if appropriate) Property Penetration @ 25C Softening Point R&B, typical Density, 25C, typical Flash Point C.O.C. minimum Solubility in Xylene Viscosity @ 60C, typical Viscosity @ 135C, typical Resistance to Hardening Change of mass Retained penetration, typical Softening after hardening, typical 1/10 Unit 0.1mm C kg/m3 C % mass Pa.s mm2/s Unit % mass % C 1-10 70-78 1065 245 99 10000 2400 <0.1 78 77 10/20 10-20 58-68 1050 245 99 2000 1200 <0.1 73 69 15/25 15-25 55-65 1047 245 99 1300 1000 <0.1 71 66

Q8 Hard Industrial Grades


Grade (EN 13305, if appropriate) Property Penetration @ 25C Softening Point R&B Flash Point C.O.C. minimum Solubility in Xylene S70 Unit 0.1mm C C % mass <20 >55 245 99 H95 <7 95-100 250 99

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