The Flashpoints of Various Release Agents (ARAs)
- PavePro – 400°F +
- Diesel – 130°F
- Citrus – 115°F
The chart above shows the various flashpoints of PavePro, diesel fuel and citrus.
PavePro has the highest flash point of any asphalt release agent clocking in well over 400°F+. In fact, PavePro’s flash point is so high that we aren’t able to test it in the standard flash point testing procedure. Not to mention it is not banned by the EPA, nor considered hazardous material by the RCRA, making it the safest solvent on the market for both flash point and biodegradability.
The Problem with Diesel Fuel As A Solvent or Release Agent
Citrus Is Even Worse
Sure, citrus is legal, but with a flashpoint 15°F below diesel fuel, it evaporates away faster than diesel. While it might be an effective cleaner, you will find yourself re-applying citrus-based ARAs to get the cleaning results you want.
PavePro Evaporates Slowly
PavePro – 50 shovel loads
Diesel – 37 shovel loads
Citrus – 25 shovel loads
The chart above shows the total number of shovel loads of asphalt before buildup occurs.
It was developed to replace the use of solvents and cleaners like citrus and diesel fuel for cleaning asphalt off of tools and equipment. Not only is it much safer to use in asphalt operations, but PavePro is more effective because it doesn’t evaporate away allowing it to work longer and harder than its competition. Additionally, PavePro leaves behind a slick, oily film that works as a release agent on your tools and paving equipment. It stays on longer and works harder so that you can spend less time cleaning up at the end of the day.