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October 21, 2017
  All Categories  >  Asphalt Pavement Testing (+Superpave)  >  Asphalt Content
 
   
 
  Product Information
 
 
NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace by Barnstead (240V)
Model: MTAC-1-240
Price: Please Inquire
Condition: New
Warranty: Yes
Availability: Usually ships in 2-5 days
   
 
 
  Accessories
   Product Model # Price   Sale Price Qty
 Accessory Basket Kit for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnace   MTAC-1A2   $495.00      
 Accessory Kit for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnace   MTAC-1A1   $1,050.00      
 Aluminum Cool Down Plate for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A10   $36.00      
 Bottom Basket (2) for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A7   $151.00      
 ChemLube 645 Lubricant for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnace   MTAC-1A15   $30.00      
 Cool Down Cage for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A11   $191.00      
 Cover to Top Basket (2) for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A8   $41.00      
 Face Shield for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A13   $25.00      
 Headgear for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A12   $54.00      
 High Temperatur Gloves for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A14   $73.00      
 Retainer Bracket (2) for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A4   $16.00      
 Stainless Steel Basket Brush for NC Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A16   Inquire
 Thermal Printer Paper (5 Rolls) for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnace   MTAC-1A3   $26.00      
 Top Basket (2) for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A6   $233.00      
 Transport Handle for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A9   $207.00      
 Transport Tray (2) for NCAT Asphalt Ignition Furnance   MTAC-1A5   $67.00      
 
 
  Description
  Barnstead International and the National Center for Asphalt Technology have developed an environmentally friendly and cost effective method for determining asphalt content to aid in the manufacture of a consistent, high quality, and economical asphalt product.

A 12 lab round robin field test has been conducted by NCAT exclusively with the Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace. Results and proven performance are documented by NCAT.

The Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace has set the standard for the industry in the determination of asphalt content by the ignition method. This system was an integral part of the drafting and eventual passage of the ignition method standard, ASTM D6307.

This system was an integral part of the drafting and eventual passage of ASTM D6307 and AASHTO T308.

Whether you are involved in research, quality assurance or quality control, the Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace will provide you with a fast, accurate, environmentally friendly, and cost effective method of determining asphalt content.

Time Equals Money—Why Waste It!
Ignition method reduces testing time when compared to solvent extraction. A 1200–1800 gram sample of asphalt can be tested in 30-45 minutes using the Thermolyne Asphalt Content Furnace compared to more time consuming, labor-intensive solvent extraction method.

With some ignition method products the sample has to be removed from the furnace chamber and weighed externally several times during the test, wasting valuable technician time! The Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace has an internal scale, that automatically monitors the sample weight throughout the ignition process, saving valuable technician time and increasing productivity in the lab.

It’s Easy…Simply enter the sample weight and calibration factor for your particular mix design. Place your sample load into furnace chamber, close chamber door, and press “start.” The ignition testing procedure is underway.

Once the ignition process is completed, the system will automatically end the test and print the results. A periodic “beep” will then alert the technician that the test has ended. The technician can press “stop” to unlock the chamber door to remove the sample. The sample is then allowed to cool for gradation analysis.

You Deserve the Savings…And Convenience:Utilizes a standard 30 amp electrical service as compared to competitive models that require 50 amp service, which costs more to install and operate.

The ignition method replaces the costly and time consuming solvent extraction method by eliminating the primary cost of solvent purchase and the secondary cost of solvent disposal. Cost analysis has shown that the average asphalt producer can pay for the cost of the Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace in as little as 26 to 32 weeks based on solvent cost savings alone!

The modular design of refractory embedded heating elements provide extended service life and inexpensive and easy replacement when compared to competitive systems that may require shipment back to the manufacturer for heating element replacement.


For Your Safety… The Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace eliminates the exposure of the asphalt technician to harmful solvents. The automatic door-lock feature prevents opening the chamber door during the critical test time. This feature provides operator safety and helps ensure testing integrity.

Protecting Our Environment…The Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace is the only system on
the market containing a high temperature afterburner used in conjunction with a patented ceramic filter to reduce the emissions of the ignition process by up to 95%. An independent laboratory study done in conjunction with the California Transportation Department in accordance with California EPA guidelines, showed that the emissions from the furnace during the ignition test were well within EPA parameters. A laboratory hygiene study done in accordance with OSHA guidelines also proved the system poses no health threats to the laboratory technician during proper use.


The NCAT is Sensitive to Your Requirements… NCAT System has the capability to accept positive or negative correction factors for use with mixes containing hydrated lime.

This unique furnace automatically detects endpoint within .01% of the sample weight. Stability of the sample is reached once the endpoint criterion has been met for 3 consecutive minutes during the test. Endpoint sensitivity is adjustable from .01% to 0.5%.

NCAT Furnace software allows you to choose between automatic and manual test mode. In the automatic mode, the endpoint is detected; the software ends the test, prints out the results and beeps. It will continue to beep until the user presses “stop” to unlock the door, this is in accordance with AMRL specifications. In the manual mode, the endpoint is detected; the unit begins to beep but will continue to test until the user presses “stop” to end it. Once the “stop” button has been pressed, the door will unlock and the results will be printed.

NCAT Furnace software automatically compensates for weight change due to sample and basket assembly temperature change. This compensation is computed for each sample load tested, unlike competitive models that assign a fixed number to a given range of load sizes.

NCAT Furnace software computes test results as calibrated asphalt content per total weight of HMA sample or bitumen ratio per weight of dry aggregate.
 
  Features
 
  • Fast, accurate, environmentally friendly, and cost effective method of determining asphalt content.
  • A 12001800 gram sample of asphalt can be tested in 30-45 minutes
  • Automatic door-lock feature
  • Capability to accept positive or negative correction factors
  • 24 hour/7-day timer which can be programmed to preheat the furnace
 
  Testing Standards
 
  • ASTM D6307
  • AASHTO T308
 
 

Specifications

  • Temperature range 200 - 650C
  • Accurate to 0.11%.
  • Accommodate samples up to 5000 grams!
  • Utilizes a standard 30 amp electrical service
  • Endpoint sensitivity is adjustable from .01% to 0.5%.

Dimensions:

  • Net Dimensions: 21.75"(55.2 cm)W x 36.75"(93.3)H x 25.75"(65.4 )D

Weight:

  • Shipping Weight: 280 lbs. (127 kg)
 
 

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Included Accessories

  • An RS232 port provides data interface with personal computer for graphical data analysis.
  • NCAT Furnace software
 
 

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