ASTM D7226 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Viscosity of Emulsified Asphalts Using a Rotational Paddle Viscometer

    Active Standard ASTM D7226 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The viscosity of emulsified asphalts characterizes their flow properties and affects their utility at 50°C or at other temperatures. The sprayability and workability of an emulsified asphalt are directly related to its viscosity for many applications. The material must be thin enough to be sprayed yet thick enough such that it will not flow from the crown or grade of the road. For mixing grade emulsified asphalts the viscosity will affect its workability and resulting film thickness on the aggregate. This test method is useful to measure the apparent viscosity of emulsified asphalt at a temperature of 50°C, 25°C, or another agreed-upon temperature. The preset temperature and rotational speed at 100 RPM allow for an automated and consistent determination of an emulsified asphalt viscosity within a short time.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method utilizes the rotational paddle viscometer to measure the viscosity of emulsified asphalt. It is applicable to all the emulsified asphalts described in Specifications D977 and D2397.

    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 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

    D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials

    D977 Specification for Emulsified Asphalt

    D2397 Specification for Cationic Emulsified Asphalt

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121600(Asphalts)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D7226

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D7226-13, Standard Test Method for Determining the Viscosity of Emulsified Asphalts Using a Rotational Paddle Viscometer, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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