Bitumen Suitable For Different Temperatures

Suitable Bitumen For Different Environment Temperatures

The table below shows the grade of bitumen that must use in asphalt or hot asphalt concretes and also the consumption limit of each of the mentioned bitumen according to the location and weather conditions of the region.

Bitumen 60/70 would be suitable for consumption in most parts of the country with a temperate and warm climate, Bitumen 85/100 would be suitable for consumption in cold (northwestern) provinces of the country, especially in the high mountains of these areas, and bitumen 40/50 would be Suitable in Tropical (hot) such as the Persian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman.

 Atmospheric  Bitumen penetration 

Average annual temperature 
 Light and medium traffic  heavy traffic  
Cold weather less than 7 degrees150-120100-85
Warm air between 7 and 24 degrees100-8570-60
Very hot weather over 24 ° C70-6050-40



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