RN-Bitum LLC Together with JSC Ryazan Oil Refining Company (JSC RNPK) Held the 2nd Technical Seminar on Bitumen Materials

March 2018

On the basis of JSC RNPK, a subsidiary of PJSC Rosneft Oil Company, the 2nd Technical seminar on bitumen materials was held, organized by RN-Bitum LLC jointly with the oil refining company. The event was aimed at increasing the awareness of bitumen materials operators of RN-Bitum LLC on technical issues in order to improve the efficiency and quality of interaction with end-users.

Seminar attendees discussed actual issues of quality control of bitumen materials and the correctness of the test results’ processing. The requirements for the use of metrological parameters for the main test methods, product quality issues, as well as the specifics of the works during testing were considered.

Within the framework of the seminar, a line of new special bitumen materials of RN-Bitum LLC – PBB Alfabit Aero and PBB Alfabit Most according to the standard developed by the Company (STO 48355631-002-2016) was presented. Special brands of PBB Alfabit have increased operational characteristics for solving specific practical problems in different segments of bridge and airfield construction. High requirements for heat resistance and crack resistance, ageing resistance and lamination, and in the case of PBB Alfabit Aero, also increased the resistance to various anti-icing and deicing agents to provide not only the reliability and durability of structures (estimated service life), but also traffic safety requirements.

Further, the seminar focused on launching the production of bituminous binders according to new PG classification according to PNST 85-2016 “Binding materials petroleum bituminous. Technical requirements based on temperature range of exploitation”, polymer modified bitumen according to STO State Company “Russian Highways” and bitumen emulsions that meet the requirements of GOST 52128-2003, for which Rosneft Bitumen is currently developing its own standard.

The technical support function development for the end customers and the delivery of a wide range of innovative high-tech bituminous binders are among the crucial tasks of Rosneft Bitumen.