ASTM D8159 - 19

    Standard Test Method for Automated Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Asphalt Mixtures

    Active Standard ASTM D8159 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method is used for quantitative determination of asphalt binder in asphalt mixtures and asphalt pavement samples for specification acceptance, service evaluation, control, and research.

    4.2 Aggregates obtained by this method may be used for sieve analysis using Test Method D5444. Extracted asphalt binder from this test method may be recovered using Test Method D1856 or Practice D5404/D5404M.

    Note 1: The quality of results produced by this standard is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing the procedure and the capability, calibration, and maintenance of the equipment used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Specification D3666 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing, sampling, inspection, etc. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Specification D3666 alone does not completely ensure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors; following the suggestions of Specification D3666 or some similar acceptable guidance provides a means of evaluating and controlling some of those factors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of asphalt binder content in asphalt mixtures and pavement specimens, using the automated computer controller or human-machine interface system (HMI), to perform a solvent extraction for specification acceptance, service evaluation, quality control, and research.

    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 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.4 An ILS is being conducted according to Practice E691 and will be available on or before December 2018. Therefore, this standard should not be used for acceptance or rejection of a material for purchasing purposes.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    D979/D979M Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    D1461 Test Method for Moisture or Volatile Distillates in Asphalt Mixtures

    D1856 Test Method for Recovery of Asphalt From Solution by Abson Method

    D2042 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene

    D2872 Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin-Film Oven Test)

    D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D5404/D5404M Practice for Recovery of Asphalt from Solution Using the Rotary Evaporator

    D5444 Test Method for Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate

    D5546 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Binders in Toluene by Centrifuge

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D8159-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8159-19, Standard Test Method for Automated Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Asphalt Mixtures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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