ASTM D7643 - 10

    Standard Practice for Determining the Continuous Grading Temperatures and Continuous Grades for PG Graded Asphalt Binders

    Active Standard ASTM D7643 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    The continuous grading temperatures and continuous grade are used for informational purposes only and are not used for the sale or purchase of asphalt binders. The continuous grading temperatures and continuous grade may be used for forensic or research studies and when producing, blending, modifying, or otherwise evaluating asphalt binders. This guide is applicable to Specification D6373, Tables 1 and 2.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is used to determine the continuous grading temperatures and continuous grade for an asphalt binder graded in accordance with the specification criteria specified in D6373, Standard Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binders.

    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

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

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

    D6373 Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7643-10

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