THE USE OF BITUMEN EMULSIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS

THE TYPES AND GRADES OF BITUMEN EMULSION AVAILABLE TO ROAD AUTHORITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THEIR PROPERTIES ARE DESCRIBED AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE ON THE CORRECT HANDLING AND APPLICATION OF THE EMULSION ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION. THE TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION WHERE BITUMEN EMULSION WAS FOUND TO GIVE SATISFACTORY RESULTS ARE DESCRIBED AND THE MORE COMMON ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS ARE DETAILED. THE MANUFACTURE OF BITUMEN EMULSION IS DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY MEANS OF A SIMPLIFIED FLOW DIAGRAM. SPECIFICATIONS FOR ANIONIC BITUMEN EMULSION, CATIONIC BITUMEN EMULSION, BITUMEN GRADE, AND VISCOSITY OF BITUMEN EMULSION ARE DETAILED. SELECTION OF BITUMEN EMULSION TYPE IS DISCUSSED AND THE VARIOUS APPLICATIONS ARE LISTED. SPECIFICATION RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR SURFACE TREATMENTS, PREMIX AND SLURRY. THE HANDLING OF DRUMMED MATERIAL, SPRAYING FROM BULK DISTRIBUTORS AND HAND SPRAYING ARE REVIEWED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    S Afr Council Sci Indus Res Nat Rd Inst

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  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Recom
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1973 12:00AM