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Bitumen Testing Category Additions

Bitumen Penetrometer / Standard Penetrometer


Reference Standard  :: ASTM D5, BS 2000

Used to determine grade of bitumen. The penetration tests determine consistency of bitumen for the purpose of grading. Depth in units 1/10 of millimeter to which a standard needle having a standard weight will penetrate vertically in a duration of five seconds at a temperature of 25°C determines penetration for gradation.

Specification :

It consists of a vertical pillar mounted on a base provided with leveling screws. The head, together with dial plunger rod a cone (or needle) slides on a pillar and can be clamped at any desired height. A rack and pinion and pointer assemble provides fine adjustment of needle or cone tip to sample. It incorporates a clutch mechanism. Which makes reading of penetration and subsequent resetting a simple and accurate operation. The dial is graduated in 400 1/10 and the millimeter subdivisions and the needle pointer against figures makes easy reading.Supplied with a bitumen penetration needle, ring weight one each 50 gms. and 100 gms. two sample containers.


Penetration cone for empirical estimation of penetration of lubricating grease, petroleum jelly etc.

Semi Automatic Penetrometer (With Timer)


Reference Standard : IS 310, 1203, 1448, IP 60, 49, 50 ASTM D5, 217, D637, BS 2000-49

VEEKAY range of Standard penetrometer / bitumen penetrometer  but Semi Automatic Penetrometer  is supplied with timer to control duration of penetration. The instrument is provided with lead screw gear arrangement, Leveling screws, Spirit level.

Reflux Extractor : 4000 Gms


Reference Standard : ASTM D 2172- AASHTO T 164

The simple apparatus working on the same operation principle of consisting of cylindrical glass jar supporting two metal cones of stainless steel cloth and a metal condenser on top of the jar. Supplied complete with 100 filter papers & wire gauge, Hot Plate.

Optional :

Spare Cylindrical glass jar can be supplied at an extra cost.

Hardness Tester For Mastic Asphalt


Reference Standard : IS 1195

For determining the hardness number of Mastic Asphalt for flooring. It consist of an internally insulated cabinet to the base of which is fitted a water bath having two taps. The bath is heated by an immersion heater and the temperature is controlled with the thermostat at 35° +/- 0.5° C. A 6.5mm dia pin is loaded on the specimen by means of a lever to give a 31.7 Kg weight. A dial gauge 0.01 x 25 mm is provided to record the penetration of pin into the specimen.

Stripping Value Apparatus


For determining stripping value of bituminous mixes having aggregate size: 1.0mm to 75 micron.

Specification :

A circular tray rotates in a vertical plane at a rate of approximately 100 R.P.M. by an electrical geared motor. 4 bottles of approximately 400 cc are mounted 0 on this circular tray at an angle of 90 . To each other with their mouth towards center of the tray. A time switch is provided. Suitable for operation on 230 V A.C. Single Phase.

Bitumen Extractor / Centrifuge Extractor


Reference Standard : ASTM D2172, AASHTO T-58, T-164

The Instrument is used for determination and checking of Bitumen percentage in Bituminous mix, the mix is added with a solvent and dissolved bitumen is removed by centrifugal action. Consists of a removable Aluminum rotor bowl, Capacity 1500 gms. With a cap and tightening nut. The bowl assembly is mounted on a vertical shaft, which protrudes from a cast housing. This shaft and thus the bowl is rotated fast manually by enclosed gears in the cast body and handle. Solvent is introduced during the test through the holes in the cap of the housing. A drain is provided to collect dissolved Bitumen coming out of the rotating bowl and getting collected in the housing.

Bitumen Extractor / Centrifuge Extractor


Reference Standard :  ASTM D2172 AASHTO T-58, T-164

Centrifuge Extractor, Electrical Operation, Capacity 1500g, with a Dimmer stat for speed control from 2,400 to 3,600 rpm. Suitable for operation on 230 V, 50 Hz, Single Phase, A.C. supply.

Say Bolt Viscometer


Reference Standard : ASTM D88, D244, AASHTO T72

Say bolt Viscometer, Electrically Heated, ASTM D88, D244, AASHTO T72 for the empirical measurement of Say bolt Viscosity of petroleum products at specified temperatures between 70o F and 210o F. This is also used for determining the Saybolt Furol Viscosity of bituminous materials at temperatures of 250, 275, 300, 350, 400 and 450 F. It comprises one each of cylindrical Oil cup, Universal Tip, Furol Tip, Bath Fitted with immersion Heater mounted on a stand. Dimmer stat for temperature control, Stirrer with shield. Complete with insulated handle and thermometer support receiving flask, withdrawal tube, filter funnel, thermometer support for cup and circular spirit level. Suitable for operation on 230 V 50 Hz, Single Phase, A.C.

Optional Extras :

  • VK-01 Brass Oil Tube
  • VK -02 Receiving Flask, 60ml
  • VK -03 Universal and Furol Tip (Set of 2)
  • VK -04 Filter Funnel
  • VK -05 Thermometer Support
  • VK -06 Heating Coil
  • VK -07 ASTM Thermometer Type 18 F Range : 66o F to 80o F
  • VK -08 ASTM Thermometer Type 19 F Range: 94o F to 80o F
  • VK -09 ASTM Thermometer Type 19 F Range: 120o F to 148o F
  • VK -10 ASTM Thermometer Type 20F Range: 134o F to 148o F
  • VK -11 ASTM Thermometer Type 21 F Range : 174o F to 188o F
  • VK -12 ASTM Thermometer Type 22 F Range : 204o F to 218o F
  • VK -13 ASTM Thermometer Type 77F Range: 245o F to 265o F
  • VK -14 ASTM Thermometer Type 77F Range: 295o F to 315o F
  • VK -15 ASTM Thermometer Type 78 F Range: 345o F to 365o F
  • VK -16 ASTM Thermometer Type 80F Range : 395o F to 415o F
  • VK -17 ASTM Thermometer Type 81F Range: 445o F to 465o F

Standard Tar Viscometer


Electrical Heating with Immersion Heating Elements and Dimmer stat for controlling the temperature. Suitable for operation on 230 V, 50Hz, Single Phase , A.C. supply Complete with 10mm cup and valve.

Also Provided with 4mm valve & cup on special request.

Benkelman Beam


Reference Standard : AASHTO T 256

  • Lightweight Aluminium construction
  • Ease of Transportation
  • Unique Telescopic Design Simplifying Field set up
  • Compact, Thereby reducing the amount of storage space needed

Benkelman Beam utilizes the technique of using balanced beam in conjunction with a suitable vehicle to measure road flexure The improved Benkelman Beam is a convenient, accurate device for measuring the deflection of flexible pavements under moving wheel loads. Operating on a simple lever arm principle, the unit consists. Supplied with carrying case.

Optional :

Digital Benkelman Beam are also manufactured & thus available on special request.

Thin Film Oven


Reference Standard : BS 2000-45 ASTM D6, D 1754 AASHTO T 47, T 179

Thin Film Oven  is designed to determine the loss in weight of bitumen and flux oils (Loss on Heating test) and the effect of heat and air on asphaltic materials (Thin Film test). The unit is heavily insulated and has a double glass door for viewing the test chamber thermometer and samples. Temperature is controlled at 163° C ± 1° C by means of a variable temperature controller and thermostat. Two rotating platforms are supplied with each oven: One accepts 9 standard penetration cups for the loss on heating test, the other accepts two 140mm diameter test pans for the thin film test. The platforms are rotated at 5 to 6 rpm by an external motor. Chamber dimensions 350 x 350 x 350mm (length x width x height). Operation : 230 V AC, Single Phase

Optional :

Aluminium Test Pan 140mm diameter x 9.5mm deep can also be supplied.

Rolling Thin Film Oven


Reference Standard : ASTM D2872

Special Features :

  • Certified temperature control
  • Digital Display
  • Internal Fan

The Rolling Thin Film Oven Test is used to obtain homogeneously aged material by the application of heat and air in order to simulate these affects in conventional mixing. The oven is of double wall construction with side vents and of the heated convection type of air Circulation. An electronic controller maintains the temperature at 163+ 0.5° C. A vertical, carriage is supplied to support 8 glass sample containers, which are rotated at 15+ 0.2rpm. An outlet orifice 1mm in diameter is connected to a 7.6m length of copper tubing and flow meter which controls the airflow at 4000 ml/min. Air is blown into the sample containers at their lowest point of travel by an internal airjet. The oven is supplied with 8 glass sample containers and a thermometer (IP 47C/ASTM 13C). Internal dimensions 483 x 450 x 381mm. A separate source of compressed air is required to operate this oven.

Operation : 230 V A.C., Single Phase

Accessories :
  • VK-1 Compressor Spares
  • VK-2 Glass sample container Thermometer

BUMP Indicator


Reference Standard : ASTM D2872

Basic Structure :

Automatic Road Unevenness Recorder comprises of a trailer of single wheel with a pneumatic type mounted on chaise over which are installed profile recording and integrating devices. The machine has panel board fitted with two nos. of electronic counters for counting the unevenness index value. The digital meter for unevenness index value from 50 mtrs. To 1000 mtrs. For automatic displaying of UI values Data Storage in memory to display on panel board. The operating SPEED OF THE MACHINE IS 30 + 1-1/2 KM/Hr, and is towed by a vehicle. Its wheel on the pavement surface and the vertical reciprocating motion of the axle is converted into unidirectional rotatory motion by the integrator unit, the accumulation of this unidirectional motion is recorded by operating sensor inserted in the circuit of electronic counter once for every one centimeter of accumulated unevenness. Wheel revolutions are also indicated on the other electronic counter through a sensor actuated by the cam fitted on the hub of the wheel after every one meter of the wheel movement. There is an arrangement introduced for digital display of unevenness index value with a setting of distance form 50 mtrs, to 999 mtrs. In this arrangement suppose we get the distance value of 50 mtrs. Then after every 50 mtrs. We will get calculated U.I. Values on the digital meter In such manner we can set distance in 200 mtrs, and so on upto 9999 mtrs. There is a memory of keeping UI values upto last 999 memories. The machine can be supplied with a pair of transportation wheels which will permit towing speed upto 60km/Hr, without disturbing the accuracy of the unevenness measuring wheel. An Automatic profile recording system for making a continuous record of the relative movements of the pneumatic wheel to yield a recorded surface profile on graduated recording paper. A motor is fitted on the machine which is driven through the sensor and electronic controller form the wheel of the unit and the vertical motion of the axle drives a pen which marks on the moving recording paper. The pavement profile is recorded on the recording paper in the ration of 1:400 for and 1:1 unevenness of the road surface.

Uses :

The degree of surface finish or the, riding quality of the road/runway pavement can be assessed. The system will record surface irregularities of highways and runways, which can be immediately attended to for rectification. The records so obtained can be well studied for judgment and decision in classifying pavement surfaces by the authorities for serviceability of the pavement and stage for repair or upgrading. Helps in evaluating the performance of the Specifications adopted for roads and runways and the developments of unevenness with age and under traffic.

Advantages :

Timely improving the riding quality will result in

  • Low maintenance cost of pavement and vehicles
  • Increase in the load carrying capacity of the vehicle
  • Prolongs the working life of the vehicles and the driver
  • Comfortable ride to road users
  • Less fatigue to d driver in the interest of road safety
  • Minimize stresses in both road structures and vehicles

Salient Features:

  • Helps in assessing and improving the riding quality of pavement
  • Gives unevenness index value of pavements
  • Data obtained with various units is inter comparable
  • Safe and stable in operations
  • Durable and dependable
  • Cent percent indigenous
  • A compact and versatile unit at economic price
  • Automatic Road Unevenness Recorder is a single wheel trailer and towed by vehicle like jeep at a speed of 30km/hr uses a micro-controller, which contains a microprocessor and is designed for industrial is used on 12 volts 11 plate Battery is used.

Automatic Compactor


Reference Standard : BS 598-107

USE :  Automatic Compactor for Bituminous Mixes

Salient Features :

  • Rugged construction to withstand hard work
  • Fully automatic and easy to operate
  • Uniform compaction
  • Automatic Preset Blow Counter

Specification :

The Automatic Compactor eliminates the laborious process of manual compaction and an even degree of compaction is achieved. The driven mechanism lifts the weight of 4.5kg and drops it through a correct height of 457 mm. The rammer foot is removable, which facilitates preheating. A compaction pedestal with specimen holder is fixed to the base. An Automatic Blow counter enables the number of blows to be present before each test and automatically stops the machine on completion. Suitable for operation on 230 V, 50 Hz, Single Phase, A.C. supply.

Pavement Core Drilling Machine


The Pavement Core Drilling Machine. Diesel engine powered road building drill has been designed specifically for the purpose of drilling test cores from or holes in, Roads, Airport Runways, Bridges etc. The Machine comprises of two vertical support columns, which carry the Drill head/Engine assembly with the help of screwed spindle. The 5 HP diesel engine with pulley mechanism works with minimum vibrations. The double precision bit advances with screwed spindle, which provides a constant, accurate drill pressure, minimum core chipping & long bit life. The complete assembly is supplied on a rigid metal base with leveling facility and is suitable for vertically down coring applications only.

Technical Specification :

  • Bit Diameter : Varying from 25mm to 150mm
  • Maximum depth of core : 700mm
  • Drill Speed : 475 & 800 R.P.M.
  • Guide Shafts : 50mm dia
  • Screwed Spindle : 20mm dia
  • Water Tap : 12mm
  • Drill Wrenches : Included
  • Water Tank : Optional

Straight Edge


A straight edge approximately 3 metres in length may be used to determine lateral surface regularity of a road surface. This lightweight apparatus is made up of mild steel or aluminum as per customers requirement and is equally supported at both ends producing a set height between the road surface & the beam. Any vertical irregularity is measured using incremented wedges.

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