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1. (WO2001032767) METHOD FOR ENHANCING ASPHALT PROPERTIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/032767    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/027714
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 07 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: C10C 3/06
Applicants: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY (Formerly EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY)
Inventors: GALE, Mary, Josephine
MORAN, Lyle, Edwin
BELL, James, David
ACHIA, Biddanda, Umesh
Title: METHOD FOR ENHANCING ASPHALT PROPERTIES
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for making an asphalt product having an enhanced flash point and lower volatility, comprising vacuum distilling in vacuum distillation zone (9) a blend of high boiling petroleum fraction having an initial boiling point of at least 270 °C and a crude to produce a product asphalt having a flash of from 265 °C to 300 °C.