ASTM D4072 - 98(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Toluene-Insoluble (TI) Content of Tar and Pitch

    Active Standard ASTM D4072 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is useful for evaluating and characterizing tars and pitches and as one element in establishing the uniformity of shipments or sources of supply.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of toluene-insoluble matter (TI) in tar and pitch.

    1.2 Since this test method is empirical, strict adherence to all details of the procedure is necessary.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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. For specific hazard information, see 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

    D362 Specification for Industrial Grade Toluene

    D850 Test Method for Distillation of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    D4296 Practice for Sampling Pitch

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121602(Pitch)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4072

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