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Bituminous conglomerates, bitumen and bitumen emulsions.

Harmonised standards related with CE marking for hot bituminous conglomerates are included in the UNI EN 13108 series and after co-existing for some time they became binding since March 2008.

Bitumen is regulated by several standards depending on its composition. The main harmonised standards affect traditional bitumen, whose specifications are provided for in the UNI EN 12591 standard, enforced in January 2011, and polymer bitumen, which has to be marked in compliance with UNI EN 14023.

The CE marking for cationic bituminous emulsions is reported in the harmonised standard UNI EN 13808 in effect since August 2015.

Bituminous conglomerates, bitumen and bitumen emulsions.

Harmonised standards related with CE marking for hot bituminous conglomerates are included in the UNI EN 13108 series and after co-existing for some time they became binding since March 2008.

Bitumen is regulated by several standards depending on its composition. The main harmonised standards affect traditional bitumen, whose specifications are provided for in the UNI EN 12591 standard, enforced in January 2011, and polymer bitumen, which has to be marked in compliance with UNI EN 14023.

The CE marking for cationic bituminous emulsions is reported in the harmonised standard UNI EN 13808 in effect since August 2015.

Reference product

Harmonised standard

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 1: Asphalt Concrete

EN 13108-1

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 2: Asphalt Concrete for Very Thin Layers (BBTM)

EN 13108-2

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 3: Soft Asphalt

EN 13108-3

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 4: Hot Rolled Asphalt

EN 13108-4

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 5: Stone Mastic Asphalt

EN 13108-5

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 6: Mastic Asphalt

EN 13108-6

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 7: Porous Asphalt

EN 13108-7

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Specifications for paving grade bitumens

EN 12591

Bitumen and bituminous binders – Specification framework for special paving grade bitumen
Part 1: Hard paving grade bitumens

EN 13924

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Specification framework for polymer modified bitumens

EN 14023

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Framework for specifying cut-back and fluxed bituminous binders

EN 15322

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Framework for specifying cationic bituminous emulsions

EN 13808

Based on applicable laws, the manufacture shall:

  • Supply a well documented monitoring system for the production process in compliance with the applicable harmonised standards; such documents are defined as “Factory Production Control (FPC)” documents;
  • Carry out preliminary tests and plan a regular monitoring plan;
  • Classify and declare – based on the test results – product features in compliance with the standards.

Harmonised standards require certification level +2 for the whole product range. It is therefore necessary to involve a third certification body to perform the preliminary check and monitor the production process.

The so-called cold asphalt is a bituminous material, which is currently not covered by CE marking, yet increasingly more often used. Its performance and composition must nonetheless be monitored.

The Ministerial Decree No. 69 of March 28th, 2018 was recently issued to stop classifying recovered bituminous conglomerate – also known as milled material – as waste material, provided that all environmental and composition prerequisites are satisfied, as per part b) of Annex 1, used as constituent in hot bituminous conglomerates, cold bituminous conglomerates and road substrates.

Tender specifications require checks on bituminous conglomerates, bituminous emulsions and, if necessary, on cold asphalt used in road building sites. Our company can guarantee technical and laboratory assistance also in this case.

Reference product

Harmonised standard

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 1: Asphalt Concrete

EN 13108-1

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 2: Asphalt Concrete for Very Thin Layers (BBTM)

EN 13108-2

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 3: Soft Asphalt

EN 13108-3

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 4: Hot Rolled Asphalt

EN 13108-4

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 5: Stone Mastic Asphalt

EN 13108-5

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 6: Mastic Asphalt

EN 13108-6

Bituminous mixtures – Material specifications
Part 7: Porous Asphalt

EN 13108-7

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Specifications for paving grade bitumens

EN 12591

Bitumen and bituminous binders – Specification framework for special paving grade bitumen
Part 1: Hard paving grade bitumens

EN 13924

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Specification framework for polymer modified bitumens

EN 14023

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Framework for specifying cut-back and fluxed bituminous binders

EN 15322

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Framework for specifying cationic bituminous emulsions

EN 13808

Based on applicable laws, the manufacture shall:

  • Supply a well documented monitoring system for the production process in compliance with the applicable harmonised standards; such documents are defined as “Factory Production Control (FPC)” documents;
  • Carry out preliminary tests and plan a regular monitoring plan;
  • Classify and declare – based on the test results – product features in compliance with the standards.

Harmonised standards require certification level +2 for the whole product range. It is therefore necessary to involve a third certification body to perform the preliminary check and monitor the production process.

The so-called cold asphalt is a bituminous material, which is currently not covered by CE marking, yet increasingly more often used. Its performance and composition must nonetheless be monitored.

The Ministerial Decree No. 69 of March 28th, 2018 was recently issued to stop classifying recovered bituminous conglomerate – also known as milled material – as waste material, provided that all environmental and composition prerequisites are satisfied, as per part b) of Annex 1, used as constituent in hot bituminous conglomerates, cold bituminous conglomerates and road substrates.

Tender specifications require checks on bituminous conglomerates, bituminous emulsions and, if necessary, on cold asphalt used in road building sites. Our company can guarantee technical and laboratory assistance also in this case.

Our services

Our company is a SITEB member and we also have a stable test lab and a mobile test lab unit – both UNI EN ISO 9001 certified.

The laboratory is equipped with all of the necessary resources to collect samples directly, in compliance with the UNI EN 12697-27 standard (loose or paved conglomerate).

This way, our technical staff can support companies for:

  • Preparing all documents and procedures required;
  • Studying mixes;
  • Carrying out all required tests on site with a fully equipped mobile lab.

Here are some of the cases in which you can use our mobile lab unit:

  • Defining aggregate grading composition of constituent aggregates (coarse, fine, mixed, filler);
  • Defining aggregate grading composition of recovered BC (RA) and of the binder content;
  • Analytic determination of dose percentage;
  • Analysis of the mix, composition requirements (aggregate grading and binder content);
  • Analysis of the mix, composition, volumetric and mechanic requirements (tender specifications mix: aggregate grading, binder content and Marshall or volumetric parameters);
  • Mix optimisation (if necessary);
  • Additional tests (for mix optimisation);
  • Defining mix dosing and pre-dosing recipes (recipe);
  • Processing preliminary type report (integrating data on constituent material requirements, specification of validation method and sample compaction method).

Find the list of tests performed on conglomerate, bitumen and emulsions below.

Our services

Our company is a SITEB member and we also have a stable test lab and a mobile test lab unit – both UNI EN ISO 9001 certified.

The laboratory is equipped with all of the necessary resources to collect samples directly, in compliance with the UNI EN 12697-27 standard (loose or paved conglomerate).

This way, our technical staff can support companies for:

  • Preparing all documents and procedures required;
  • Studying mixes;
  • Carrying out all required tests on site with a fully equipped mobile lab.

Here are some of the cases in which you can use our mobile lab unit:

  • Defining aggregate grading composition of constituent aggregates (coarse, fine, mixed, filler);
  • Defining aggregate grading composition of recovered BC (RA) and of the binder content;
  • Analytic determination of dose percentage;
  • Analysis of the mix, composition requirements (aggregate grading and binder content);
  • Analysis of the mix, composition, volumetric and mechanic requirements (tender specifications mix: aggregate grading, binder content and Marshall or volumetric parameters);
  • Mix optimisation (if necessary);
  • Additional tests (for mix optimisation);
  • Defining mix dosing and pre-dosing recipes (recipe);
  • Processing preliminary type report (integrating data on constituent material requirements, specification of validation method and sample compaction method).

Find the list of tests performed on conglomerate, bitumen and emulsions below.

Bituminous conglomerates, bitumen and bitumen emulsions tests

Test type

Test method

Bitumi

Determination of needle penetration

UNI EN 1426

Determination of the softening point – Ring and Ball method

UNI EN 1427

Determination of the Fraass breaking point

UNI EN 12593

Determination of the tensile properties of modified bitumen by the force ductility method

UNI EN 13589

Determination of the elastic recovery of modified bitumen

UNI EN 13398

Determination of dynamic viscosity of bituminous binder using a rotating spindle apparatus

UNI EN 13302

Determination of the resistance to hardening under influence of heat and air

UNI EN 12607-1

Determination of needle penetration

UNI EN 1426

Determination of the softening point – Ring and Ball method

UNI EN 1427

Determination of storage stability of modified bitumen

UNI EN 13399

Test type

Test method

Emulsioni

Determination of particle polarity of bituminous emulsions

EN 1430

Determination of efflux time by the efflux viscometer

EN 12846

Determination of water content in bituminous emulsions

EN 1428

Determination of residual binder and oil distillate from bitumen emulsions by distillation

EN 1431

Determination of settling tendency of bituminous

EN 12847

Determination of breaking behaviour

EN 13075-1

Determination of mixing stability with cement of bituminous emulsions

EN 12848

Determination of adhesivity of bituminous emulsions by water immersion test

EN 13614

Determination of needle penetration

EN 1426

Determination of the softening point – Ring and Ball method

EN 1427

Determination of the Fraass breaking point

EN 12593

Determination of the elastic recovery of modified bitumen

EN 13398

Test type

Test method

Bitumen and bituminous binders

Determination of needle penetration

EN 1426

Determination of the softening point – Ring and Ball method

EN 1427

Determination of the Fraass breaking point

EN 12593

Determination of the tensile properties of modified bitumen by the force ductility method

EN 13589

Determination of the elastic recovery of modified bitumen

EN 13398

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Determination of dynamic viscosity of bituminous binder using a rotating spindle apparatus

EN 13302

Bitumen and bituminous binders
Determination of the resistance to hardening under influence of heat and air – Part 1: RTFOT method

EN 12607-1

Determination of needle penetration

EN 1426

Determination of the softening point – Ring and Ball method

EN 1427

Bitumen and bituminous binders – Determination of storage stability of modified bitumen

EN 13399

Test type

Test method

Bituminous emulsions

Determination of particle polarity of bituminous emulsions

EN 1430

Determination of efflux time by the efflux viscometer

EN 12846

Determination of water content in bituminous emulsions

EN 1428

Determination of residual binder and oil distillate from bitumen emulsions by distillation

EN 1431

Determination of settling tendency of bituminous emulsions

EN 12847

Determination of breaking behaviour

EN 13075-1

Determination of mixing stability with cement of bituminous emulsions

EN 12848

Determination of adhesivity of bituminous emulsions by water immersion test

EN 13614

Determination of needle penetration

EN 1426

Determination of the softening point – Ring and Ball method

EN 1427

Determination of the Fraass breaking point

EN 12593

Determination of the elastic recovery of modified bitumen

EN 13398

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