ASTM D5 / D5M - 13

    Standard Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D5 / D5M | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1  The penetration test is used as a measure of consistency. Higher values of penetration indicate softer consistency.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the penetration of semi-solid and solid bituminous materials.

    1.2 The needles, containers and other conditions described in this test method provide for the determinations of penetrations up to 500.

    Note 1For guidance in preparing and testing emulsion residue specimens for this test method, please refer to Section 35 of Test Method D244.

    1.3 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 nonconformance with 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.


    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

    D36 Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)

    D244 Test Methods and Practices for Emulsified Asphalts

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E77 Test Method for Inspection and Verification of Thermometers

    E1137/E1137M Specification for Industrial Platinum Resistance Thermometers

    E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids

    ISO Standard

    ISOStandard468 Surface Roughness--Parameters, Their Values and General Rules for Specifying Requirements


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0005_D0005M-13

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