Savings and Convenience
Ignition method reduces testing time when compared to solvent extraction: a 1200 to 1800g asphalt sample can be tested in 30 to 45 min.
Internal scale monitors sample weight throughout the process, saving technician time and increasing productivity, as samples need not be removed and weighed
Standard 30A electrical service is used (50A service costs more to install and operate)
Modular design of refractory embedded heating elements provides extended service life and inexpensive, easy replacement
Accessory start-up kit (AY1087X1)
The Thermo Scientific NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace, developed in conjunction with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), set the industry standard for determining asphalt content by the ignition method. This system was integral to the drafting and passage of ASTM™ D6307 and AASHTO T308. A 12-lab roundrobin field test was conducted by NCAT exclusively with this furnace. Results and proven performance are documented by NCAT.