Active Standard ASTM D979 / D979M | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.30
Book of Standards Volume: 04.03
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Significance and Use
Sampling is equally as important as the testing, and the sampler shall take every precaution to obtain samples that will yield an acceptable estimate of the nature and conditions of the materials which they represent.
Samples for the development of preliminary data are obtained by the party responsible for the development of the data. Samples for control of the product at the source of manufacture or storage, or at the site of use, are obtained by the manufacturer, contractor, or other parties responsible for accomplishing the work. Samples for tests to be used in acceptance or rejection decisions by the purchaser are obtained by the purchaser or his authorized representative.
This standard shall not be used for the sampling of compacted bituminous paving mixtures. shall be used.
1.1 This practice covers sampling of bituminous paving mixtures at points of manufacture, storage, delivery, or in place.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the 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.
C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
D2041 Test Method for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D2234/D2234M Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal
D2726 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
D3665 Practice for Random Sampling of Construction Materials
D5361 Practice for Sampling Compacted Bituminous Mixtures for Laboratory Testing
D5444 Test Method for Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
D6307 Test Method for Asphalt Content of Hot-Mix Asphalt by Ignition Method
D6925 Test Method for Preparation and Determination of the Relative Density of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor
D6926 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Specimens Using Marshall Apparatus
D6927 Test Method for Marshall Stability and Flow of Bituminous Mixtures
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
E141 Practice for Acceptance of Evidence Based on the Results of Probability Sampling
ICS Number Code 93.080.10 (Road construction); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)