STANDARDS: EN 14769 | ASTM D6521 | AASHTO R28
The long-term aging of bitumen and bituminous binders obtained by
a Pressure Ageing Vessel (PAV), generates air bubbles which must
be removed in according with EN 14769, ASTM D6521 and AASHTO
R28 standards. The Vacuum Degassing Oven, (VDO) consists of a
stainless still vacuum vessel with a hinged lid to conserve space and
access the vacuum chamber. It can hold up to 8 specimen containers.
The unit allows selectable working temperature range from ambient
to 200 °C with a resolution of ± 0.1 °C, measured by a platinum RTD
probe. The VDO guarantees the required operating pressure of 15 ±
1 kpa for the achievement of vacuum.
Sturdy stainless steel frame.
Temperature is measured by Platinum RTD.
Pressure release valve.
Over temperature limit switch.
Fully automatic, Semi-Automatic and Manual test;
Temperature and pressure monitored in real time.
Automatic release of the pressure at the end of the
Fast heating and vacuum system to reach set point.
USB port on front unit with software upgrades and
7’’ colour touch screen controller with front panel
user interface for temperature, vacuum, set points
and actual values.
The unit is equipped with a 7’’ colour Touch screen controller indicating:
temperature and pressure in real time and current stage of each
process. The user-friendly software allows the operator to carry out
the test in different modes:
– AUTOMATIC: Maintains the temperature constant at 170 °C for 30
minutes as required by the standards
– SEMI-AUTOMATIC: Selectable test temperature from ambient to
200 °C and the test runs for 30 minutes as in automatic mode
– MANUAL: Selectable both test temperature from ambient to
200 °C and time up to 99 minutes for research purposes
At the end of the test is possible to obtain uniform bitumen samples
that can be used for further analysis to identify Performance Grade
(such as DSR, DTT and BBR) or conventional bitumen properties
(such as penetration, ductility, softening point among others)
Operating pressure: 15 ± 1 Kpa, res: ± 0.1 Kpa
Test temperature: 170 ± 4 °C, res: ± 0.1 °C
Working temperature range: Ambient °C to 200 °C
Power supply: 110-230V 1ph 50-60Hz
Dimensions: 430x450x470 mm approx
Weight: 30 kg approx.
B091M-20 Sample holder for 4 Ø 70×45 mm sample cup and
for 8/10 Ø 55×35 mm sample cup
V122-05 Sample cup, brass made, Ø 55×35 mm
V122-06 Sample cup, brass made, Ø 70×45 mm