Application of Bitumen: Road Construction & Onduline Roofs


Application of Bitumen: Road Construction & Onduline Roofs
  2022-01-19    Premium Petro Products


Uses of Bitumen

In 2021, India's bitumen use climbed 2.2pc above its pre-pandemic consumption level. Believe it or not, Bitumen's demand in India has surpassed concrete's demands. 

 

However, the use of Bitumen in construction projects underlines its viability. Bitumen's demand and diverse applications narrate a story about its durability and usage. However, Bitumen has several other qualities that make it an excellent choice for construction projects. 

 

What is Bitumen?

 

Bitumen is a crude oil by-product often left behind as a side product during the manufacture and distillation mechanisms of diesel, petrol, and other high-octane fuels. 

 

Bitumen is purified and distilled at various viscosity grades. It has widespread application in construction projects, ranging from different temperatures and load-bearing requirements. 

 

Bitumen waterproofing and road construction are two of their most important uses. 

 

Here are some of Bitumen's advantages, which are worth mentioning in road construction and other similar use cases.

Benefits of road construction bitumen

      Thermoplastic and viscoelastic bitumen is ideal for different road constructions depending on the stress level.

      Bitumen’s low melting point helps it adapt for road surface dressing.

      Bitumen’s stress resistance prevents roads from wear and tear, even in high traffic conditions.

      Bituminous concrete mixtures require low maintenance as compared to its plain concrete counterparts

      The heat generated by the friction of vehicles and Indian climates is not sufficient to melt bitumen VG 30 casted roads and pavements, respectively. 

•   Bitumen produces smoother road surfaces, given the lack of reinforcing joints in concrete counterparts, resulting in comfortable well-prepared, accident-prone roads.

•   Bitumen’s gradual wear-tear and quick repairability impede traffic life lesser than tar and grave alternatives.

•   Permeable asphalt treated base (PATB) uses a form of Bitumen that is suitable for subsurface drainage.

Benefits of bitumen onduline roofs

  •   Onduline roofs are lightweight solutions; hence, roofing construction meets completion faster.

    •   Onduline roofs can withstand up to 260km/h winds, offering protection to inhabitants; this is coupled with guaranteed   waterproofing, even in severe weather conditions.

    •   The composition of Bitumen onduline roofing can withstand wear and tear from repeated precipitation or debris.

   •   Bitumen is an excellent absorbent of heat and keeps the indoors cool (and energy-efficient) even during extreme     summers.

   •   Modified bitumen is less brittle in harsh winters, which prevents frequent cases of rupturing and leaking.

   •   Onduline bitumen roofing sheets are more eco-friendly than concrete.

   •   Bitumen asbestos and onduline roofs are malleable and can be molded into various tile shapes for aesthetic quality.     They are mixed for different color consistencies too.

   •   The flexibility of Bitumen roofing solutions on both sides of the climate spectrum allows for long-lasting aesthetic appeal and a low maintenance cost.

   •   Bitumen’s polymer modification permits adaptability for waterproofing basements and sub-level constructions.

    Conclusion

The Bitumen rate in India is driven by its demand. The demand has further gone up considering the volume of road construction projects undertaken by the government for accelerated completion by 2024. 

 

Regardless of whether you need Bitumen products for street paving or roofing, you have to contact an impaneled provider like Premium Petro if you wish to import premium-grade modified bitumen in India at a reasonable rate.



   




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Do you import Bitumen or Purchase Domestic?

We import Viscosity Grade bitumen directly from top refineries of Middle east countries packed & bulk both forms& provide to clients at reasonable price. Refineries specially produce bitumen with our label too.

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Are You PWD Empanelled?

Yes, we are authorized by PWD govt. of Raj. & Uttarakhand for quality bitumen.

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Where do you supply Bitumen?

We supply Bitumen from Kandla, Mumbai, Mundra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pipavav, Vadodara, Hazira & so on.

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Do you Export Bitumen?

Yes, we export Bitumen& we are no. 1 Bitumen Exporter in India in December 2021 and Jan 2022. We are the 3rd Largest Importer in packed bitumen category in India. We have pack drums available in 156kg & 180 kg. We export bitumen packed & bulk both forms. We export bitumen in Nepal Birgunj, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Kakarvitta and Still Going!

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We are located in Jaipur (Raj.) since 2017 Near PWD Office.

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What Grade or viscosity Bitumen do you supply?

We supply VG10, Vg30, VG40 in Bulk & drum both forms PAN India.

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How long does it take to process the order?

After getting confirmation of an order, we proceed the order further & upto24hours-48hourswe dispatch the order.

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Does the Prices are inclusive transportation Charges?

We quote Bitumen price only, but we can arrange transport for buyer separately.

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What is the mode of payment?

We accept Payment Through Bank Transfer, BG (Bank Guarantee), LC (letter of credit) by government approved Financer/ Bank.

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What is Bitumen Terms of Delivery?

We can Provide FOB shipments/Ex Port, CFR (Cost Freight Rate), CIF (cost Insurance & freight)

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What are the benefits / advantages of VG Bitumen over Penetration Grade?

VG bitumen is globally preferred to penetration grades (30/40, 60/70, 80/100, and soon), mainly because it is tested and classified more accurately.

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Do we have a ready-made chart to use various Bitumen Grades as per the temperature zones?

Yes, we have chart or test reports of every shipment as per viscosity, Penetration, Grade temperature & require product details.

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How would you assure about the quality of Bitumen?

Our Bitumen is certified by Refineries & NABL& IIT Roorki laboratory also. We have in house Laboratory also & we do test of every shipment.

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