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Q8 Bitumen

Q8 Bitumen
Q8 Bitumen
Q8 Bitumen
Q8 Bitumen
Q8 Bitumen

Q8 Bitumen

1 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 asphalt’s to printing inks.

for Q8 Bitumen range from road asphalt’s to printing inks. 2 Q8 Bitumen benefits from a

2 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.

a consistency of product quality from one year to the next. 3 Quality products and processes

3 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.

product development and the science of product application. Properties Q8 Penetration Grade Bitumens Penetration Grade

Properties

Q8 Penetration Grade Bitumens

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)

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.

Grade (EN 12591) 20/30 30/45 35/50 40/60 50/70 70/100 160/220 Property Unit Penetration @ 25°C
Grade (EN 12591)
20/30
30/45
35/50
40/60
50/70
70/100
160/220
Property
Unit
Penetration @ 25°C (# @ 15°C)
0.1mm
20-30
30-45
35-50
40-60
50-70
70-100
160-220
Softening Point R&B
°C
55-63
52-60
50-58
48-56
46-54
43-51
35-43
Penetration Index
( )
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
Density, 25°C, typical
kg/m 3
1044
1040
1037
1035
1033
1029
1019
Flash Point C.O.C. minimum
°C
240
240
240
230
230
230
220
Solubility in Xylene
%
mass
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
Viscosity @ 60°C, typical
Pa.s
930
502
420
340
260
160
54
Viscosity @ 135°C, typical
mm
2 /s
870
660
605
550
485
385
225
Production Temperature, typical
˚C
163-173
157-167
156-166
154-164
151-161
147-157
137-147
Resistance to Hardening
Unit
Change of mass
%
mass
<0.1
<0.1
<0.1
<0.1
<0.1
<0.1
<0.1
Retained penetration, typical
%
70
70
70
68
67
65
63
Softening after hardening, typical
˚C
64
61
60
58
57
54
47
20xt r&b + 500xlogP - 1952
PI identification:
High PI means, low temperature sensitivity of the bitumen.
PI=
t r&b - 50xlogP + 120
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) 1/10 10/20 15/25 Property Unit Penetration @ 25°C 0.1mm 1-10
Grade (EN 13924, if appropriate)
1/10
10/20
15/25
Property
Unit
Penetration @ 25°C
0.1mm
1-10
10-20
15-25
Softening Point R&B, typical
°C
70-78
58-68
55-65
Density, 25°C, typical
kg/m 3
1065
1050
1047
Flash Point C.O.C. minimum
°C
245
245
245
Solubility in Xylene
%
mass
99
99
99
Viscosity @ 60°C, typical
Pa.s
10000
2000
1300
Viscosity @ 135°C, typical
mm
2 /s
2400
1200
1000
Resistance to Hardening
Unit
Change of mass
%
mass
<0.1
<0.1
<0.1
Retained penetration, typical
%
78
73
71
Softening after hardening, typical
˚C
77
69
66

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Q8 Hard Industrial Grades Grade (EN 13305, if appropriate) S70 H95 Property Unit Penetration @
Q8 Hard Industrial Grades
Grade (EN 13305, if appropriate)
S70
H95
Property
Unit
Penetration @ 25°C
0.1mm
<20
<7
Softening Point R&B
°C
>55
95-100
Flash Point C.O.C. minimum
°C
245
250
Solubility in Xylene
% mass
99
99
minimum °C 245 250 Solubility in Xylene % mass 99 99 Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants, Petroleumkaai

Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants, Petroleumkaai 7, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. Contact email: Spec_prod@Q8.com