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Bitumen & Water proofing membranes

METS Lab can offer state of the art independent bitumen inspection and testing facilities to clients. To ensure the quality of bitumen several tests are performed which are as follows.

Tests on Bitumen to Check Quality and Properties for Pavement

  1. Ductility Tests on Bitumen
  2. Flash and Fire Point Tests on Bitumen
  3. Float Tests on Bitumen
  4. Loss on Heating Tests on Bitumen
  5. Penetration Test on Bitumen
  6. Softening Point Test on Bitumen
  7. Specific Gravity Test on Bitumen
  8. Viscosity Test on Bitumen
  9. Water Content Test on Bitumen

Testing Methods

  • Visual and odour (BS EN 1425) pH (BS EN 12850)
  • Penetration (BS EN 1426) Efflux time (BS EN 12846)
  • Softening point (BS EN 1427)
  • Breaking value via mineral filler method (BS EN 13075)
  • Determination of water content in emulsions (BS EN 1428)
  • Viscosity using a rotating spindle apparatus (BS EN 13302)
  • Residue on sieving and determination of storage stability (BS EN 1429)
  • Elastic recovery of modified bitumen (BS EN 13398)
  • Determination of residual binder and old distillate from bitumen emulsions by distillations (BS EN 1431)
  • Storage stability of modified bitumen (BS EN 13399)
  • Solubility (BS EN 12592)
  • Tensile properties of bituminous binders by the tensile method (BS EN 13587)
  • Fraass breaking point (BS EN 12593)
  • Cohesion of bituminous binders with pendulum testing (BS EN 13588)
  • Kinematic viscosity (BS EN 12595)
  • Tensile properties of modified bitumen by the force ductility method (BS EN 13589)
  • Dynamic viscosity (BS EN 12596)
  • Adhesively with reference aggregate (BS EN13614)
  • Resistance to hardening under the influence of heat and air (BS EN 12607)
  • Dynamic viscosity of modified bitumen- cone and plate method (BS EN 13702) COC flash (BS EN 22592)
  • Deformation energy (BS EN 13703)
  • PM flash (BS EN 22719)
  • Staining tendency of bitumen (BS EN 13301)
  • Density (BS EN ISO 3838)
  • Loss in mass after heating (BS EN 13303)
  • Determination of settling tendency of emulsions ( BS EN 12847)
  • Cleveland (BS EN 22593)

 A waterproofing membrane is a layer of water-tight material that is laid onto a surface to prevent water leaks or damage. Waterproofing membranes generally consist of liquid applied or pre-formed sheet membranes. A good waterproofing membrane is able to withstand domestic and industrial chemicals, as well as building movement. Waterproof testing ensures your device meets national and international standards and confidently showcase your product’s performance.

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