Significance and Use
This test method can be used for quantitative determination of asphalt content in HMA paving mixtures and pavement samples for quality control, specification acceptance, and mixture evaluation studies. This test method does not require the use of solvents. Aggregate obtained by this test method may be used for gradation analysis according to Test Method D5444.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of asphalt content of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) paving mixtures and pavement samples by removing the asphalt cement in an ignition furnace. The means of sample heating may be the convection method or direct irradiation method.
Note 1—Aggregate obtained by this test method may be used for sieve analysis. Particle size degradation may occur with some aggregates.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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 limitation 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.
C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials
C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates
D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials
D979 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D1461 Test Method for Moisture or Volatile Distillates in Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing
D5444 Test Method for Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
asphalt content; asphalt paving mixtures; hot-mix asphalt; ignition method; Asphalt content; Hot-applied paving mixtures; Ignition;
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
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