ASTM D1754 / D1754M - 09

    Standard Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials (Thin-Film Oven Test)

    Active Standard ASTM D1754 / D1754M | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    This method indicates approximate change in properties of asphalt during conventional hot-mixing at about 150°C [302°F] as indicated by viscosity, penetration, or ductility measurements. It yields a residue which approximates the asphalt condition as incorporated in the pavement. If the mixing temperature differs appreciably from the 150°C [302°F] level, more or less effect on properties will occur.

    Note 1—The quality of the results produced by this standard are dependent on the competence of the personnel performing the procedure and the capability, calibration, and maintenance of the equipment used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Specification D 3666 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing and sampling.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the effects of heat and air on a film of semisolid asphaltic materials. The effects of this treatment are determined from measurements of selected asphalt properties before and after the test.

    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 WarningMercury has been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency 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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPAs websitehttp://www.epa.gov/mercury/index.htmfor additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state may be prohibited by state law.

    1.4 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

    D5 Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

    D113 Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials

    D2170 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts (Bitumens)

    D2171 Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

    D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    E1137/E1137M Specification for Industrial Platinum Resistance Thermometers


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1754_D1754M-09

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