ASTM D6373 - 13

    Standard Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder

    Active Standard ASTM D6373 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Abstract

    This specification covers asphalt binders graded by performance. Grading designations are related to the average seven-day maximum pavement design temperature, and minimum pavement design temperature. Asphalt binder shall be prepared by the refining of crude petroleum by suitable methods, with or without the addition of modifiers, which may be any organic material of suitable manufacture that is used in virgin or recycled condition, and that is dissolved, dispersed or reacted in asphalt cement to enhance its performance. This specification incorporates an aid for determining the critical low cracking temperature using a combination of test procedures.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification2 covers asphalt binders graded by performance. Grading designations are related to the average seven-day maximum pavement design temperature, and minimum pavement design temperature. This specification contains Table 1 and Table 2. Table 2 incorporates Practice D6816 for determining the critical low cracking temperature using a combination of Test Method D6648 and Test Method D6723 test procedures. If no table is specified, the default is Table 1.

    Note 1For asphalt cements graded by penetration at 25°C, see Specification D946. For asphalt cements graded by viscosity at 60°C see Specification D3381.
    Note 2AASHTO R 29 provides non-mandatory information for determining the performance grade of an asphalt binder.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    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

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

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

    D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials

    D946 Specification for Penetration-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

    D2042 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene

    D2170 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts (Bitumens)

    D2171 Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

    D2872 Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin-Film Oven Test)

    D3381 Specification for Viscosity-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

    D4402 Test Method for Viscosity Determination of Asphalt at Elevated Temperatures Using a Rotational Viscometer

    D5546 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Binders in Toluene by Centrifuge

    D6521 Practice for Accelerated Aging of Asphalt Binder Using a Pressurized Aging Vessel (PAV)

    D6648 Test Method for Determining the Flexural Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Binder Using the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)

    D6723 Test Method for Determining the Fracture Properties of Asphalt Binder in Direct Tension (DT)

    D6816 Practice for Determining Low-Temperature Performance Grade (PG) of Asphalt Binders

    D7175 Test Method for Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

    D7553 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in N-Propyl Bromide

    AASHTO Standards

    AASHTOM 320 Standard Specification for Performance-Graded Asphalt Binder

    AASHTOR 29 Grading or Verifying the Performance Grade of an Asphalt Binder


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6373

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