Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D4989-90a(1999)e1

Standard Test Method for the Apparent Viscosity (Flow) of Roofing Bitumens Using the Parallel Plate Plastometer


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of apparent viscosity of roofing bitumen by means of a parallel plate plastometer. This test method is applicable for a viscosity range from 10 to 10 10 poises (10 to 10 Pa[dot]s). See Note 1.

Note 1-This relatively simple test method of measuring viscosity uses pre-determined arbitrary shear stress levels. Since roofing bitumens are non-Newtonian other viscosity test methods may give different results.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are regarded as standard. The SI units 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D08.03
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D4989-90AR99E01
ICS Code: 91.100.50