It is also worth mentioning the advantages of this new foaming equipment from an occupational health viewpoint. When dealing with materials that are manufactured at lower temperatures, there is less risk of coming into contact with high temperature products.
The laboratory equipment replicates the manufacturing conditions of the bitumen foam in the asphalt plants and is used to carry out studies to optimize both bitumen foaming parameters and the design of bituminous mixtures, as it is coupled with a mixer and the bitumen foam mixtures are studied in real conditions.
In the words of Emilio Moreno, Manager of the Technical Support and Business Development area's Asphalts Laboratory: "This new equipment allows us to provide an exclusive integral service to our customers, at the same time connecting with new low-emissions and environmentally friendly technology when using Repsol bituminous products."
In this way, the Asphalts team can provide laboratory services to customers that require this low-temperature technology, which is becoming increasingly popular in Spain.