Bitumen equipment and technology

The infrastructure of a country determines the economic growth of the country to a large extent and most of the developed countries in the world like United States, France, Germany have an excellent road and highway network. Having an excellent road network ensures that people and cargo can move from one place to another in the shortest possible time reducing fuel expenses, and increasing productivity. On the other hand, in less developed countries with high corruption levels like India, poor quality material, incompetent, corrupt government officials and construction practices often result in poor quality of roads in villages, small towns, cities as well as national highways.

Due to the poor quality of material and construction techniques used, roads in India often develop potholes during heavy rainfall, and this cause traffic jams, wasting time and money, reduces fuel efficiency and also increases the money spent in vehicle repairs. Though other tropical countries like Singapore also receive a lot of rainfall the roads are in a better condition, because the officials keep themselves updated with the latest road construction technologies and ensure that these practices are incorporated in the tender when a new road is to be built, or an existing road has to be repaired or modified depending on the requirement of the local town planners.

Bitumen is one of the main materials used for road construction worldwide and the life of the road will depend to a large extent on the type of bitumen which has been used, the technique used for applying bitumen. Just like additives to pig iron ensure that stainless steel will last for a longer time, compared to mild steel, extensive research has proved that polymer additives can greatly enhance the properties of bitumen. Globecore offers a variety of polymer modified bitumen equipment which allows the user to add different additives like polymers, plasticizers and adhesives to the molten bitumen. Depending on the requirement of the customer, equipment is available in different capacities ranging from 6 m3/hour to 20 m3/hour.

Using molten bitumen can be difficult because the temperature has to be maintained and is difficult to handle, so many contractors who require bitumen prefer to use bitumen emulsion. Instead of carrying the emulsion to the site where the road has to be laid or repaired, it is more economical to invest in a bitumen emulsifying plant which can be used to produce the desired quality of bitumen at the road site. Depending on the budget of the contractor he can purchase bitumen equipment of capacity ranging from 1 to 10 cubic meters per hour. Like the polymer modified bitumen equipment, a laboratory scale bitumen emulsion plant model is available . There is a provision for diluting the bitumen emulsion at the site, and no heating will be required.

Globecore is one of the largest and most reputed manufacturers of bitumen equipment and related supplies in the world producing a wide range of bitumen emulsifying equipment for use outdoor, polymer modified bitumen equipment and bitumen emulsion storage tanks, specialized designed to keep the temperature stable. The company website has the detailed specifications of the different bitumen equipment supplied, feedback from customers worldwide, contact details and news of the latest trends in bitumen usage and road construction. Equipment is manufactured using the latest design and manufacturing technology and more than 3000 bitumen plants and equipment have been installed in over 70 countries.