ASTM D6136 / D6136M - 97(2013)e1

    Standard Test Method for Kerosine Number of Unsaturated (Dry) Felt by Vacuum Method

    Active Standard ASTM D6136 / D6136M | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The ability to absorb kerosine is an indication of the ability to absorb hot asphalt. The kerosine number is used in calculating saturation efficiency.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative saturating capacity of unsaturated (dry) felt papers used in roofing.

    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.

    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

    D585 Practice for Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Fiberboard, and Related Product

    D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method

    D3699 Specification for Kerosine


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.060 (Paper and board); 91.060.20 (Roofs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 60121902(Felt)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6136_D6136M-97R13E01

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