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Ring and Ball Apparatus


Ring & Ball Apparatus SL-BT-001
IS 1205 1985, IP 58/63 & ASTM D 36.
This apparatus is used to determine Softening point of Bitumen. It is
that temperature at which a sample of bituminous material loaded
by a 9.5mm dia steel ball, drops a specified distance when heated
under specified conditions.
Specification : The apparatus consists of steel bracket with a sliding
plate support. That support has two holes of 10mm dia on which a
ring and ball guide can be kept. A central hole on this plate is for
inserting thermometer. Supplied with a glass beaker approximate
600ml, high and a hand stirrer and 2 Nos. 9.5mm dia steel balls.
Ring & Ball Apparatus (Electrical) SL-BT-002
ASTM D36, AASHTO T 53, BS 2000
Electrical heating, with a Heater and Energy Regulator, Suitable for
operation on 230 V, 50Hz, Single Phase, A.C. supply. Each unit is
supplied with bath of heat resistant glass and the following.
Tapered Rings, Ball Centering Guide, Steel Ball, of 9.5mm dia, Ring
Holder, Electric Heater (Hot Plate)
Dean Stark SL-BT-003
ASTM D 95,D244
Used to determine the water in petroleum products or bituminous
materials by distilling them with volatile solvent. The equipment
comprises electric heater with thermoregulator, glass still, support
stand, condenser, receiving trap, clamp.