The Automatic Asphalt Content tester uses the ignition method to provide highly accurate measurements of bitumen content in asphalt mix using Ignition method. Complies with all standards : ASTM D 6307 & AASHTO T 308. Now also accredited by Indian Road Congress.
Developed by National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) USA as an alternate to the then existing methods such as solvent extraction and Nuclear methods. In 1996 use of solvent extraction was banned in the United States of America. Solvent extraction method uses solvents that are carcinogenic, hazardous to human beings and environment.
4000g sample capacity, integrated +0.1gm accuracy weighing scale, High temperature ceramic filtration system and afterburner for accurate measurements of bitumen content in asphalt mixes. Automatic operation through user defined automatic end point detection and 24 hour start timer. User defined control of furnace chamber temperature from 200 650oC, Digital display and printing of test data through bright LED displays and integrated printer, Software activated mechanical door lock to prevent door from opening during test process and cutting off power from the heating elements upon opening the door.