Active Standard ASTM E2367 | Developed by Subcommittee: E12.10
Book of Standards Volume: 06.01
Significance and Use
The chromaticity of the stripe is determined by means of the tristimulus values X, Y and Z for the CIE 1931 (2°) standard observer for CIE standard illuminant A, which are converted to the chromaticity coordinates (x, y) and shown in the CIE 1931 (x, y)-chromaticity diagram. Refer to Practice E 308
Under the same conditions of illumination and viewing, the chromaticity coordinates (x, y) represent the nighttime color of pavement markings in vehicle headlamp illumination as seen by drivers of the vehicles.
The chromaticity of pavement (road) markings may change with traffic wear and require periodic measurement to ensure that the chromaticity is maintained within boundaries (see Specification D 6628
As specified by CEN EN 1436 and Test Method E 1710
It shall be the responsibility of the user to employ an instrument having the specified observation and entrance angles.
1.1 This test method covers measurement of the nighttime chromaticity coordinates (x, y) of horizontal pavement markings, such as traffic stripes and surface symbols, using a portable retroreflection colorimeter that can be placed on the road delineation to measure the chromaticity at a prescribed geometry.
1.2 The entrance and observation angles of the retrorecolorimeter affect the readings. As specified by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN EN 1436), the entrance and observation angles shall be 88.76 and 1.05, respectively.
1.3 This test method is intended to be used for field measurement of pavement markings but may be used to measure the chromaticity of materials on sample panels before placing the marking material in the field.
1.4 The portable retroreflection colorimeter may integrate measurement of the coefficient of retroreflected luminance R
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.
D6628 Specification for Color of Pavement Marking Materials
E284 Terminology of Appearance
E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System
E811 Practice for Measuring Colorimetric Characteristics of Retroreflectors Under Nighttime Conditions
E1710 Test Method for Measurement of Retroreflective Pavement Marking Materials with CEN-Prescribed Geometry Using a Portable Retroreflectometer
Other StandardCENEN1436 Road Marking MaterialsRoad Marking Performance for Road Users Available from European Committee for Standardization, Central Secretariat (CEN), rue de Stassart 36, B1050 Brussels, Belgium
ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light); 93.080.30 (Road equipment and installations)