Standard Active Last Updated: Nov 17, 2021
ASTM D6136/D6136M-15(2021)

Standard Test Method for Kerosine Number of Unsaturated (Dry) Felt by Vacuum Method

Significance and Use

4.1 The ability to absorb kerosine is an indication of the ability to absorb hot asphalt. The kerosine number is used in calculating saturation efficiency.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative saturating capacity of unsaturated (dry) felt papers used in roofing.

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 are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

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

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D08.04
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D6136_D6136M-15R21
ICS Code: 85.060; 91.060.20