Pressure Ageing Vessel (PAV3)

///Pressure Ageing Vessel (PAV3)
SKU: B091N

Pressure Ageing Vessel (PAV3)


The unit has been developed to simulate the accelerated ageing of

bitumen and bituminous binders after 5 to 10 years.

The sample is exposed to high pressure and temperature for 20

hours, to simulate the effect of a long time oxidative ageing by

verifying the penetration and softening point characteristics.

PAV3 features include:

– Touch screen controller with front panel user interface with easy

to use step-thru operation.

– Bench top unit with integral vessel/oven design.

– USB port on front unit with software upgrades and data storage.

– Remote capabilities: with APP control PAV with smart phone,

tablet or IPad.

– Timer to set time and date for automatic preheat.

Construction: CE certified vertical stainless steel pressure vessel

with encased band heaters and integral pressure measurement

control. Temperature is measured by Platinum RTD.


– Operating pressure: 2.1 +/- 0.1 Mpa

– Temperature range: 80°C to 115°C, res: 0.1°C

– Test temperature uniformity: +/- 0.5°C

– Time to return to set point temperature: less than 60 min.

The unit is supplied complete with:

10 specimen pans AASHTO T179; O-Ring; precision anodized

aluminum sample rack; Hex socket wrench; specimen loading/

unloading tool; single stage regulator; high pressure hose assembly;

instruction manual. Power supply: 230V 1Ph 50/60Hz 10A

Dimensions: 760x460x700 mm. Weight: 130 kg

NOTE: a source of compressed air with a pressure of at least 325

psi and a pressure regulator is required to operate the PAV