ASTM D546 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Mineral Filler for Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    Active Standard ASTM D546 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.51

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    ASTM D546

    Significance and Use

    The method is used to determine compliance of mineral fillers with the grading requirements of Specification D242.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the sieve analysis of mineral fillers used in bituminous paving mixtures.

    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.

    Note 1—Regarding sieves, per ASTM Specification E11, the values stated in SI units shall be considered standard for the dimensions of the wire cloth openings and the diameter of the wires used in the wire cloth. When sieve mesh sizes are referenced, the alternate inch-pound designations are provided for information purposes and enclosed in parentheses.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    C110 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

    C786 Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement and Raw Materials by the 300-m (No. 50), 150-m (No. 100), and 75-m (No. 200) Sieves by Wet Methods

    D242 Specification for Mineral Filler For Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    D422 Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0546-10

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