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    ASTM D244 - 09(2017)

    Standard Test Methods and Practices for Emulsified Asphalts

    Active Standard ASTM D244 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.42

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method measures the amount of water present in the emulsified asphalt, as distinguished from either bitumen or petroleum solvent.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods and practices, given under the headings titled Composition, Consistency, Stability, and Examination of Residue, cover the examination of asphalt emulsions composed principally of a semisolid or liquid asphaltic base, water, and an emulsifying agent. The test methods cover the following tests and practices:





     Water Content

    4 – 10

     Residue and Oil Distillate by Distillation

    See Test Method

     Residue by Evaporation

    See Test Method

     Particle Charge of Cationic Emulsified Asphalts

    See Practice



     Viscosity (Saybolt Furol)

    See Test Method




    See Test Method


    See Test Method

     Cement Mixing

    See Test Method

     Sieve Test

    See Test Method

     Aggregate Coating

    See Practice

     Miscibility with Water

    See Practice


    See Practice

     Coating Ability and Water Resistance

    11 – 18

     Storage Stability of Asphalt Emulsion

    See Test Method

    Examination of Residue

    19 – 26

    Identification Test for Rapid Setting Cationic Emulsified Asphalt

    27 – 34

    Identification of Cationic Slow Set Emulsions

    See Practice

    Field Coating Test on Emulsified Asphalts

    35 – 40

    Emulsified Asphalt/Job Aggregate Coating Test

    41 – 46

    Density of Emulsified Asphalt

    See Test Method

    Residue by Low-Temperature Vacuum Distillation

    See Test Method

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    C778 Specification for Standard Sand

    D5 Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

    D70 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels at Atmospheric Pressure

    D113 Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials

    D128 Test Methods for Analysis of Lubricating Grease

    D139 Test Method for Float Test for Bituminous Materials

    D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials

    D977 Specification for Emulsified Asphalt

    D2042 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene

    D2397 Specification for Cationic Emulsified Asphalt

    D3289 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid and Solid Asphalt Materials (Nickel Crucible Method)

    D6929 Practice to Evaluate the Effect of Freezing on Emulsified Asphalts

    D6930 Test Method for Settlement and Storage Stability of Emulsified Asphalts

    D6933 Test Method for Oversized Particles in Emulsified Asphalts (Sieve Test)

    D6934 Test Method for Residue by Evaporation of Emulsified Asphalt

    D6935 Test Method for Determining Cement Mixing of Emulsified Asphalt

    D6936 Test Method for Determining Demulsibility of Emulsified Asphalt

    D6937 Test Method for Determining Density of Emulsified Asphalt

    D6997 Test Method for Distillation of Emulsified Asphalt

    D6998 Practice for Evaluating Aggregate Coating using Emulsified Asphalts

    D6999 Practice for Miscibility of Emulsified Asphalts

    D7402 Practice for Identifying Cationic Emulsified Asphalts

    D7403 Test Method for Determination of Residue of Emulsified Asphalt by Low Temperature Vacuum Distillation

    D7496 Test Method for Viscosity of Emulsified Asphalt by Saybolt Furol Viscometer

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0244-09R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D244-09(2017), Standard Test Methods and Practices for Emulsified Asphalts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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