Specifications include, but are not limited to: Thermo Scientific Thermolyne NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace or equal must:
Contain internal electronic balance that automatically monitors sample weight and determines endpoint.
Automatically print results once test has ended.
Furnace door remains locked until test completion.
Automatically compensates for weight change due to temperature changes and correction factors.
Have endpoint detention user programmable for weight loss between 0.01% and 0.5% for three consecutive readings.
Accommodate samples up to 5000 gm.
Be able to have asphalt content per total weight of sample, or bitumen ratio per weight of dry aggregate accuracy of ±0.11% or better.
Be capable to reach a temperature range 392 to 1202°F (200 to 650°C).
Have an electrical setup to be powered by 208V, 28 amps.