Significance and Use
Values of density are used for converting volumes to units of mass, and for correcting measured volumes from the temperature of measurement to a standard temperature using Practice D 4311.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative density and density of semi-solid bituminous materials, asphalt cements, and soft tar pitches by use of a pycnometer.
Note 1—An alternate method for determining the density of semi-solid and solid bituminous materials is Test Method D 3289. For materials which are too fluid for use of this test method, use Test Method D 3142.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to the regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address 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.
C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials
D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials
D3142 Test Method for Specific Gravity, API Gravity, or Density of Cutback Asphalts by Hydrometer Method
D3289 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid and Solid Bituminous Materials (Nickel Crucible Method)
D4311 Practice for Determining Asphalt Volume Correction to a Base Temperature
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
density; pycnometer; relative density; specific gravity; Asphalt roofing materials; Density--paving materials; Pitch; Pycnometer/pycnometry; Semi-solid materials; Tars;
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
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