Pressure Aging Vessel
Designed to meet AASHTO R28, ASTM D6521 and EN 14769

Touch-screen controller with front panel user interface for complete control 


Platinum RTD temperature measurement 


Easy-to-use system completes a test in just three simple steps 

NEXT Generation PAV

James Cox & Son’s New Generation Pressure Aging Vessel (CS-PAV1) uses heated, pressurised air to simulate long-term oxidative aging of asphalt binders. The PAV consist of an ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and CE certified stainless steel pressure vessel, steel cabinet with encased band heaters, and integral pressure measurement control. This state of the art system meets ASTM D6521, AASHTO R28, and EN 14769 requirements and includes a platinum RTD device to ensure accurate temperature resolution and uniformity. A pressure relief valve and high- temperature thermal shut-down are included as standard safety features. A USB port located on the front of the unit allows the user to easily store test data and upgrade software when necessary. The CS-PAV1 Pressure Aging Vessel uses a Touch-screen controller with front panel user interface for complete control and monitoring of all test processes. The system has an operating pressure range of 2.1 ±0.1mPa and temperature range of 80°—115°C, with resolution of 0.1°C. This easy-to-use system completes a test in three simple steps: 

1. set the temperature and pressure 

2. insert specimens 

3. press the start button 

The CS-PAV1 includes a set of ten specimen pans, a precision anodized aluminum sample holder with lifting handle, and a specimen handling tool. Additional pans can be ordered as necessary. Compressed air with a pressure of at least 350psi (2.4MPa) and a regulator must be user provided. 

  • State-of-the-art system meets ASTM D6521, AASHTO R28, and EN 14769 requirements 
  • Includes touch screen controller with front panel user interface with easy to use step-through operation 
  • Bench top unit with integral vessel/oven design with top opening door 
  • CE certified vertical stainless steel pressure vessel with encased band heaters and integral pressure measurement and control 
  • Thermo Regulation: Proportional control with integral and derivative function 
  • Platinum RTD temperature measurement 
  • Includes 10 specimen pans 
  • Precision anodized aluminum sample holder 
  • Includes specimen handling tool 



Dimensions (LxWxH) mm 

750 x 545 x 660 

Weight (approx.) Kg 120
Electrical Supply

110 or 230 Volts; 50 or 60 Hz @ 13A 

PAV1 is highly advanced and easy to use system.

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