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Significance and Use
This test method provides one measure of tensile properties of bituminous materials and may be used to measure ductility for specification requirements.
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for determining the ductility of a bituminous material measured by the distance to which it will elongate before breaking when two ends of a briquet specimen of the material, of the form described in Section 4, are pulled apart at a specified speed and at a specified temperature. Unless otherwise specified, the test shall be made at a temperature of 25 ± 0.5°C and with a speed of 5 cm/min ± 5.0 %. At other temperatures the speed should be specified.
1.2 Because of the large number of methods for obtaining test samples, it is impractical to discuss specific products in this test method. Refer to individual product specifications for guidance in obtaining a test sample.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values in parenthesis in inch-pound units are provided for informational purposes only.
1.4 Warning—Mercury has been designated by EPA and many state agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPA’s website (http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm) for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury or mercury containing products, or both, in your state may be prohibited by state law.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials
D5 Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials
D1754 Test Method for Effects of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials (Thin-Film Oven Test)
D2872 Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin-Film Oven Test)
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
E77 Test Method for Inspection and Verification of Thermometers
E220 Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques
E644 Test Methods for Testing Industrial Resistance Thermometers
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)