ASTM D1670 / D1670M - 11

    Standard Test Method for Failure End Point in Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D1670 / D1670M | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04


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    ASTM D1670 / D1670M

    Significance and Use

    The extent of cracking or pitting of bituminous films is a measure of the extent of deterioration due to weathering. Failure due to cracking is more accurately determined electrically than visually.

    Failure determined by this test method will depend not only on the characteristics of the bituminous material and the extent of weathering, but also on the film thickness, and the amount and type of mineral filler present.

    Tests on a similar material of known weathering characteristics (a control) exposed at the same time as the test material is strongly recommended as a check on the validity of the test results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the use of a spark generating apparatus for determination of failure due to cracking of bituminous materials undergoing accelerated or outdoor weathering on electrically conductive backings.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    D1435 Practice for Outdoor Weathering of Plastics

    D1669 Practice for Preparation of Test Panels for Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Coatings

    D4798 Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)

    D4799 Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Fluorescent UV, Water Spray, and Condensation Method)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1670_D1670M-11

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