STP280

    Coal-Tar Flat-Roof Pitch

    Published: Jan 1960


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    Abstract

    Raw materials and production methods for coal-tar flat-roof pitch and specifications for fiat-roof bituminous materials are discussed. The importance of satisfactory long-term service as a basis for specifications of basic types is emphasized. Properties of bitumens determined by long-term basic fundamental studies which govern the success or failure of roofing binders are described. Particular reference is made to the chemical, water absorption, rheological, and adhesion properties; the resistance to light, water, and oxidation; and the results of accelerated and atmospheric exposure. Investigations of the properties of currently available bituminous materials for flat-roof construction are described and data presented. The authors recommend coal-tar pitch for dead level and low slope roofs and non-Newtonian asphalts for higher slope built-up roofing structures.


    Author Information:

    Fair, WF
    Koppers Co., Inc., Verona, Pa.

    Chamberlain, MD
    Koppers Co., Inc., Verona, Pa.


    Paper ID: STP38457S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D08.22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38457S


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