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Significance and Use
This practice is useful as an indicator of the relative susceptibility of bituminous-coated aggregate to water, but should not be used as a measure of field performance because such correlation has not been established. If loss of adhesion due to water is indicated, testing by other procedures should be conducted to further evaluate the mixture.
This practice should not be used for acceptance/rejection by owner agencies.
1.1 This practice covers a rapid procedure for visually observing the loss of adhesion in uncompacted bituminous-coated aggregate mixtures due to the action of boiling water.
1.2 Units—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 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.
D979 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
UNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates)
ASTM D3625 / D3625M-12, Standard Practice for Effect of Water on Bituminous-Coated Aggregate Using Boiling Water, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top