Unique solutions to improve the performance of your asphalt binder testing process.
LASTRADA contains modules specific to asphalt binder suppliers, hot mix asphalt (HMA) producers, and binder testing labs. These modules are used with LASTRADA standard modules to create workflows tailored to each user’s unique process. Companies can customize reports to maintain consistency with their existing processes and company brand, as well as automate existing analysis processes.
LASTRADA’s core asphalt binder capabilities are available to every LASTRADA user. Other LASTRADA features are combined with the core asphalt capabilities to create workflow and process unique to binder producers, hot mix asphalt producers and binder testing labs.
LASTRADA’s proprietary data structure allows asphalt binder suppliers to link together the development of a binder formulation and its production along with test results. Suppliers can use LASTRADA to develop the formulations in LASTRADA’s formulation module, send the formulation to a production facility where it is converted in LASTRADA’s recipe management module into production instructions. The quality control testers have the option to note which recipe was used for the asphalt binder being tested allowing producers to evaluate or compare the performance of any recipe, formulation, and production facility.
LASTRADA hot mix asphalt producers benefit from LASTRADA asphalt receiving inspection module as well as binder property management of RAP supplies. Understanding the properties of asphalt binders in both the virgin asphalt binder supply and recycled binder sources is critical is successful consistent asphalt production in the new asphalt performance tests and balanced mix design specification. Asphalt producers can run binder tests in-house or capture results provided by their suppliers or third-party laboratories.
Engineering laboratories testing asphalt binders can fold binders into their common laboratory workflow streamlining their laboratory management process. LASTRADA is used to log samples, document and communicate work orders from customers, organize and schedule work, create reports for customers and bill for completed tests. LASTRADA Partners has a library of test reports that can used as is or modified to meet any company’s individual needs.