Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015
ASTM D6136/D6136M-97(2013)e1

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 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 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: D08.04
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D6136_D6136M-97R13E01
ICS Code: 85.060; 91.060.20