ASTM E2415 - 05(2012)

    Standard Practice for Installing Piezoelectric Highway Traffic Sensors

    Active Standard ASTM E2415 | Developed by Subcommittee: E17.52

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice addresses the installation of piezoelectric sensors that support traffic recording devices which are used for monitoring highway traffic characteristics. Thus, this practice provides information that must be used with professional judgment by qualified persons within governmental agencies and private firms to aid in the management of roads and roadway traffic.

    5.2 Traffic monitoring is important to the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The purpose of this practice is to ensure that traffic monitoring procedures produce traffic data and summary statistics that are adequate to satisfy diverse and critical traffic information needs.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the installation of piezoelectric tire-force sensors that are used to detect axles when counting, classifying, or weighing vehicles as part of a roadway traffic monitoring program. Piezoelectric sensors are often used in pairs and combined with other roadway sensors such as inductive loops to classify and weigh vehicles.

    1.2 The practice applies only to piezoelectric tire-force sensors used for the detection of vehicle axles on a roadway.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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

    E867 Terminology Relating to Vehicle-Pavement Systems

    E1318 Specification for Highway Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Systems with User Requirements and Test Methods

    E1442 Practice for Highway-Traffic Monitoring

    E1572 Practice for Classifying Highway Vehicles from Known Axle Count and Spacing

    E1957 Practice for Installing and Using Pneumatic Tubes with Roadway Traffic Counters and Classifiers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.30 (Road equipment and installations)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46161527(Traffic flow sensor)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2415-05R12

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