Active Standard ASTM D2042 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.47
Book of Standards Volume: 04.03
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Significance and Use
This test method is a measure of the solubility of asphalt in trichloroethylene. The portion that is soluble in trichloroethylene represents the active cementing constituents.
Note 2—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
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the degree of solubility in trichloroethylene of asphalt materials having little or no mineral matter.
Note 1—This method is not applicable to tars and their distillation residues or highly cracked petroleum products. For methods covering tars, pitches, and other highly cracked petroleum products, and the use of other solvents, see Test Methods D 4, D 2318, and D 2764
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
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. Specific precaution statements are given in Section 7.
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
D4 Test Method for Bitumen Content
D2318 Test Method for Quinoline-Insoluble (QI) Content of Tar and Pitch
D2764 Test Method for Dimethylformamide-Insoluble (DMF-I) Content of Tar and Pitch
D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials
AASHTO StandardT44 Solubility of Bituminous Materials in Organic Solvents
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)