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    ASTM D6511 / D6511M - 18

    Standard Test Methods for Solvent Bearing Bituminous Compounds

    Active Standard ASTM D6511 / D6511M | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.04

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These tests are useful in sampling and testing solvent bearing bituminous compounds to establish uniformity of shipments.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for sampling and testing solvent bearing bituminous compounds for use in roofing and waterproofing.

    1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:







    Weight per gallon


    Nonvolatile content




    Ash content


    Water content




    Behavior at 60°C [140°F]


    Pliability at –0°C [32°F]


    Aluminum content


    Reflectance of aluminum roof coatings


    Strength of laps of rolled roofing adhered with roof adhesive


    Adhesion to damp, wet, or underwater surfaces


    Mineral stabilizers and bitumen


    Mineral matter


    Volatile organic content


    1.3 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.

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

    1.5 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

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    D4 Test Method for Bitumen Content

    D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity

    D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

    D140/D140M Practice for Sampling Asphalt Materials

    D146/D146M Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Bitumen-Saturated Felts and Woven Fabrics for Roofing and Waterproofing

    D224 Specification for Smooth-Surfaced Asphalt Roll Roofing (Organic Felt)

    D249 Specification for Asphalt Roll Roofing (Organic Felt) Surfaced with Mineral Granules

    D562 Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer

    D1475 Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products

    D2369 Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings

    D2824/D2824M Specification for Aluminum-Pigmented Asphalt Roof Coatings, Nonfibered, and Fibered without Asbestos

    D4017 Test Method for Water in Paints and Paint Materials by Karl Fischer Method

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151505(Roofing membranes)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D6511_D6511M-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6511 / D6511M-18, Standard Test Methods for Solvent Bearing Bituminous Compounds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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