ASTM D713 - 12

    Standard Practice for Conducting Road Service Tests on Fluid Traffic Marking Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D713 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This practice is an accelerated evaluation of bead retention, retroreflectivity, daytime color, night time color, and wear characteristics of fluid traffic marking materials. It is used to determine the useful life of such markings in the field. The same procedures are applicable to evaluating longitudinal lines to determine service life.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the determination of the relative service life of fluid traffic marking materials such as paint, thermoplastic, epoxy, and polyester products under actual road conditions using transverse test lines. Materials under test are applied under prescribed conditions and periodic observations are made using prescribed performance criteria.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    D711 Test Method for No-Pick-Up Time of Traffic Paint

    D913 Practice for Evaluating Degree of Traffic Paint Line Wear

    D6628 Specification for Color of Pavement Marking Materials

    E1710 Test Method for Measurement of Retroreflective Pavement Marking Materials with CEN-Prescribed Geometry Using a Portable Retroreflectometer

    E2367 Test Method for Measurement of Nighttime Chromaticity of Pavement Marking Materials Using a Portable Retroreflection Colorimeter


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes); 93.080.30 (Road equipment and installations)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121700(Road and railroad construction materials)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0713-12

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