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Significance and Use
5.1 This test method is useful in characterizing pitches as one element in establishing uniformity of shipments and sources of supply. With this method, the density is determined to two decimal places, which is sufficient for most applications. If a more precise measurement is required (three decimal places), use Test Methods D2320 or D71.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of pitch density by helium pycnometer. It is applicable at a range of room temperatures of 15 to 35°C.
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.
D71 Test Method for Relative Density of Solid Pitch and Asphalt (Displacement Method)
D2320 Test Method for Density (Relative Density) of Solid Pitch (Pycnometer Method)
D2962 Practice for Calculating Volume-Temperature Correction For Coal-Tar Pitches
D4296 Practice for Sampling Pitch
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)
UNSPSC Code 30121602(Pitch); 41103316(Pycnometers)
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ASTM D4892-14, Standard Test Method for Density of Solid Pitch (Helium Pycnometer Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top