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1.1 The viscosity-temperature chart covered by this standard is a convenient means of plotting data for estimating the viscosity of asphalts at any temperature within a limited range. Conversely, the chart may be used to ascertain the temperature at which a desired viscosity is attained.
1.2 The chart is suitable for original asphalt cements and for asphalts recovered from laboratory aging tests or extracted from pavements.
1.3 The chart is based on a viscosity–temperature relationship that can be plotted using any appropriate set of units. For convenience, charts based on both conventional and SI units are provided.
1.4 The range of the chart is sufficient for roofing asphalts.
1.5 The range of the chart is sufficient for liquid asphalts (bitumens) whose viscosity exceeds 0.01 Pa.S (10 centipoise).
1.6 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D341 Practice for Viscosity-Temperature Charts for Liquid Petroleum Products
D2170 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts (Bitumens)
D2171 Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer
D3205 Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalt with Cone and Plate Viscometer
D4402 Test Method for Viscosity Determination of Asphalt at Elevated Temperatures Using a Rotational Viscometer
D4957 Test Method for Apparent Viscosity of Asphalt Emulsion Residues and Non-Newtonian Bitumens by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)
ASTM D2493 / D2493M-09, Standard Viscosity-Temperature Chart for Asphalts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top