ASTM D7496 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Emulsified Asphalt by Saybolt Furol Viscometer

    Active Standard ASTM D7496 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    ASTM D7496

    Significance and Use

    Viscosity has significance in the use of emulsified asphalt because it is a property which affects their utility. When used in application types of construction, the material must be thin enough to be uniformly applied through the spray bar of distributor, yet thick enough so that it will not flow from the crown or grade of the road. For mixing grade emulsions, the viscosity may affect mixibility and resulting thickness of film on the aggregate. The viscosity of many emulsions is affected by shear. Therefore, strict adherence to test procedure is necessary to achieve precision.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method utilizes the Saybolt Furol viscometer to measure the consistency of emulsified asphalt. It is applicable to all the emulsified asphalts specified in Specifications D977 and D2397.

    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

    D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity

    D244 Test Methods and Practices for Emulsified Asphalts

    D977 Specification for Emulsified Asphalt

    D2397 Specification for Cationic Emulsified Asphalt

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.060 (Measurement of volume, mass, density, viscosity); 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7496-11

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