ASTM D140 / D140M - 14

    Standard Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D140 / D140M | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Sampling is as important as testing, and precautions shall be taken to obtain samples to show the true nature and condition of the materials.

    3.2 Samples are taken for either of the following two purposes:

    3.2.1 To represent as nearly as possible an average of the bulk of the materials sampled, or

    3.2.2 To ascertain the maximum variation in characteristics which the material possesses.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice applies to the sampling of bituminous materials at points of manufacture, storage, or delivery.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0140_D0140M-14

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