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ASTM D3143/D3143M-13

Standard Test Method for Flash Point of Cutback Asphalt with Tag Open-Cup Apparatus

Standard Test Method for Flash Point of Cutback Asphalt with Tag Open-Cup Apparatus D3143_D3143M-13 ASTM|D3143_D3143M-13|en-US Standard Test Method for Flash Point of Cutback Asphalt with Tag Open-Cup Apparatus Standard new BOS Vol. 04.03 Committee D04
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Significance and Use

4.1 This test method is useful in determining that an asphalt cutback has been prepared with solvents that meet the desired range of flammability, and that the product has not been contaminated with lower flash point solvents.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of flash points by the Tag Open-Cup Apparatus of cutback asphalts having flash points of less than 93°C [200°F].

Note 1Specifications commonly designate the Cleveland Open Cup (Test Method D92–IP 36) Method for asphalt cements and cutback asphalts having flash points above 79°C [175°F].
Note 2This procedure follows in general the procedure outlined in Test Method D1310, but is restricted to cutback asphalt having flash points of less than 93°C [200°F].

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 Warning—Mercury has been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and many state agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPA’s website ( for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state may be prohibited by state law.

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

1.5 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D04.47
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D3143_D3143M-13
ICS Code: 13.220.50; 91.100.50; 93.080.20