EN 1427; ASTM D36; AASHTO E53
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General description

The Ring and Ball method of determine the softening point bituminous materials.

The softening point is considered to the temperature of the fluid when the ball penetrates the specimens and touches the lower plate.

This test method covers the determination of the softening point of bitumen in the range from 30 to 157°C immersed in the distilled water, USP glycerin, or ethylene glycol

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AS 0170 Softening Point (Ring and Ball) Apparatus complete with all accessories.


AS 0171 Rings with collars, pack of 2

AS 0172 Thermometer ASTM 150C IP 600C

AS 0173 Thermometer ASTM 160C IP 610C

AS 0174 Balls, pack of 50

AS 0175 Pyrex Glass Jar, 600ml