1.1 These test methods cover the quantitative determination of bitumen in hot-mixed paving mixtures and pavement samples. Aggregate obtained by these test methods may be used for sieve analysis using Test Method C 117 and Test Method C 136.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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. Specific hazards are given in Section 7.
Note 1—The results obtained by these test methods may be affected by the age of the material tested, with older samples tending to yield slightly lower bitumen content. Best quantitative results are obtained when the test is made on mixtures and pavements shortly after their preparation. It is difficult to remove all the asphalt when some aggregates are used and some chlorides may remain within the mineral matter affecting the measured asphalt content.
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