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This specification covers mineral-colloid-stabilized, concentrated, emulsified, and refined coal tar suitable for use as weather-protective and aliphatic-solvent resistant coatings over bituminous pavements, such as those found at airports, parking areas, and driveways. The emulsion shall be homogeneous and exhibit no separation or coagulation of components that cannot be overcome by moderate stirring. Specimens shall be sampled and shall undergo tests to examine their conformance with physical properties such as uniformity, wet film continuity, resistance to freezing, density, residue by evaporation, water content, resistance to volatilization and residue weight loss, solubility of residue in CS2, ash of residue, drying time, flexibility, and resistance to heat, kerosene, and water.
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1.1 This specification covers mineral-colloid-stabilized, concentrated, emulsified, refined coal tar suitable for use as weather-protective and aliphatic-solvent resistant coatings over bituminous pavements, such as those found at airports, parking areas, and driveways. The specification for this material was previously covered by Federal Specification RP355.
Note 1—Dilute the concentrated emulsion after testing and prior to application to meet the application specification requirements. Application shall be made in accordance with Practice D3423.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 6, of this specification: 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.
D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials
D490 Specification for Road Tar
D2939 Test Methods for Emulsified Bitumens Used as Protective Coatings
D3423 Practice for Application of Emulsified Coal-Tar Pitch(Mineral Colloid Type)
ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)
UNSPSC Code 30121501(Coal tar)
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ASTM D5727 / D5727M-00(2011)e1, Standard Specification for Emulsified Refined Coal Tar (Mineral Colloid Type), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top