This test method is used to make continuous temperature measurements of asphalt mix produced in a production facility. Accurate and continuous temperature measurements ensure users of production conditions of the asphalt mixture. Many situations occur when producing asphalt mixtures can require close attention to the temperature of a mixture, for example, when using warm mix additives or when producing a balanced mix design, it may be imperative to use lower production temperatures.
Quick temperature reading response times using infrared technology can improve operator plant control though reduced waste, less energy usage, less rejected hot or cold loads and improved loader operations
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.