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This specification covers 14 grades of road tar as follows: RT-1, RT-2, RT-3, RT-4, RT-5, RT-6, RT-7, RT-8, RT-9, RT-10, RT-11, RT-12, RT.C.B.-5, and RT.C.B.-6. The tar shall conform to the requirements prescribed for (1) water content, (2) specific gravity, (3) specific viscosity, (4) distillate content, (5) softening point of residue from distillation, and (6) total bitumen soluble in carbon disulfide. The properties enumerated shall be determined by the specified test methods including Engler and float tests, distillation test, and ring-and-ball test.
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1.1 This specification covers 14 grades of tar as follows: RT-1, RT-2, RT-3, RT-4, RT-5, RT-6, RT-7, RT-8, RT-9, RT-10, RT-11, RT-12, RT.C.B.-5, and RT.C.B.-6.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4 Test Method for Bitumen Content
D20 Test Method for Distillation of Road Tars
D36 Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
D70 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D139 Test Method for Float Test for Bituminous Materials
D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials
D1665 Test Method for Engler Specific Viscosity of Tar Products
ICS Number Code 93.080.10 (Road construction)
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ASTM D490-92(2016), Standard Specification for Road Tar, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top