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This specification covers three sets of physical requirement limits for asphalt cements graded by viscosity at a specified temperature for use in pavement construction. The purchaser shall indicate the applicable table of limits. The cements shall be prepared from crude petroleum by suitable methods, and if needed, volume corrections should be made as well. The properties for which the materials shall be tested on and should conform to are water content, viscosity, penetration, Cleveland open cup flash point, solubility in trichloroethylene, ductility, and behavior during thin-film oven and rolling thin-film oven tests on residue.
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1.1 This specification covers asphalt cements graded by viscosity at 60°C [140°F] for use in pavement construction. Four sets of limits are offered in this specification. The purchaser shall specify the applicable table of limits. In the event the purchaser does not specify limits, Table 1 shall apply. For asphalt cements graded by penetration at 25°C [77°F]. See Specification D946. If needed, volume corrections for asphalt cements should be made according to Practice D4311.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D5 Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials
D36 Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
D70 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D113 Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials
D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials
D946 Specification for Penetration-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction
D1754 Test Method for Effects of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials (Thin-Film Oven Test)
D2042 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene
D2170 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts (Bitumens)
D2171 Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer
D2872 Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin-Film Oven Test)
D4311 Practice for Determining Asphalt Volume Correction to a Base Temperature
D7553 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in N-Propyl Bromide
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30111601(Cement); 30121504(Bitumen)
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ASTM D3381 / D3381M-13, Standard Specification for Viscosity-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top