ASTM-D5546 › Standard Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Binders in Toluene by Centrifuge (Withdrawn 2017)
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1.1 This test method covers determination of the degree of solubility of asphalt binders in toluene using centrifugal separation. The method is an alternative to Test Method D 2042
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
1.4 A complete precision statement for this standard has not been developed at this time. Therefore, this standard should not be used for acceptance or rejection of a material for purchasing purposes.
1.5 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.
Significance and Use
This test method is a measure of the solubility of polymer-modified asphalt in toluene. The portion that is soluble in toluene represents the active cementing constituents. Additional tests to characterize the insoluble residue may be conducted. Such tests might include infrared spectroscopy, microscopy, ash content, and so forth.
Note 1—The quality of the results produced by this standard are dependent on the competence of the personnel performing the procedure and the capability, calibration, and maintenance of the equipment used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Specification D 3666
asphalt binder; centrifuge; solubility; toluene; Asphalt paving mixtures; Polymer-modified asphalts; Solubility; 1,1,1–Trichloroethane; ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
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July 1, 2009