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Asphalt Binders: Modified & Special
PRI provides complete independent third party Quality Control / Quality Assurance testing, evaluation and product certifications for modified binders and binders with unique product specifications.

Tests, evaluations and certifications encompass international and domestic specifications and procedures. Often these binders are engineered to meet specialty pavement performance requirements and conditions.

PRI has an established history in product development and improvement with these binders.

Partial listings of our services are below.
Specifications
Asphalt Rubber Binder ASTM D 6114; Specification for Asphalt Rubber Binder

Chemically Modified Asphalt Cement ASTM D 6154; Chemically Modified Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

International- China JTGT 40; Technical Requirements of Polymer Modified Asphalt, I A-D; II A-C; and III A-D

State DOTs or Other Agencies Refer to Asphalt Binders - Superpave, PMA's, PMB's, PBA's (CA) and others

State DOTs or Other Agencies - Arizona AZ DOT; PG 76-22 TR+, Hybrid Asphalt Rubber Binder

Trinidad Lake Modified Asphalt ASTM D 6626; Graded Trinidad lake Modified Asphalt Binder
Individual Test Methods or Properties Test Method
Accelerated Weathering /Aging AASHTO R 28; Practice for Accelerated Aging of Asphalt Binder Using a Pressurized Aging Vessel (PAV)

Accelerated Weathering /Aging ASTM D 6521; Practice for Accelerated Aging of Asphalt Binder Using a Pressurized Aging Vessel (PAV)

Acid or Base Modification CO DOT CP L 2214; Test Method for Determining Acid or base Modification

Compatibility ASTM D 5976; Specification for Type I Polymer Modified Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

Creep Stiffness AASHTO T 313; Determining the Flexural Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Binders Using the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)

Creep Stiffness ASTM D 6648; Determining the Flexural Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Binder Using the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)

Critical Cracking Temperature ASTM D 6816; Determining Low-Temperature Performance Grade (PG) of Asphalt Binders

Direct Tension AASHTO T 314; Determining Fracture Properties of Asphalt Binders in Direct Tension (DTT)

Direct Tension ASTM D 6723; Determining Fracture Properties of Asphalt Binder in Direct Tension (DTT)

Ductility AASHTO T 51; Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials

Ductility ASTM D 113; Ductility of Bituminous Materials

Dynamic Shear & Phase Angle AASHTO T 315; Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binders Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

Dynamic Shear & Phase Angle ASTM D 7175; Determining Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

Dynamic Shear & Phase Angle BS 536; Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

Dynamic Shear & Phase Angle EN 14770; Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

Elastic Recovery AASHTO T 301; Elastic Recovery of Asphalt Materials by Means of a Ductilometer

Elastic Recovery ASTM D 6084; Elastic Recovery Test of Bituminous Materials by Means of a Ductilometer

Elastic Recovery – State DOT State DOTs; There are 11 TM variations of T 301 & D 6084; PRI performs all procedures

Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup (COC) AASHTO T 48; Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup (COC) ASTM D 92; Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup

Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup (COC) EN 22592 (b); Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup

Flash Point, Pensky-Martens ASTM D 93; Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester

Force Ductility & Ratio AASHTO T 300; Force Ductility Test of Bituminous Materials

Fraass Breaking Point EN 12593; Temperature Below Which Bitumen Tends to Break Rather than Flow Under Some Mechanical Constraints

Heat Loss (Oven Loss) ASTM D 6; Loss on Heating of Oil and Asphaltic Compounds

Moisture - Aggregates ASTM D 1864; Moisture in Mineral Aggregate Used on Built-Up-Roofs

Multiple Stress Creep & Recovery AASHTO TP 70-07; Multiple Stress Creep Recovery Test of Asphalt Binders using A Dynamic Shear Rheometer (MSCR)

Penetration - Asphalt Binders AASHTO T 49; Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Penetration - Asphalt Binders ASTM D 5; Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Penetration - Asphalt Binders EN 1426; Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Polymer Content AASHTO T 302; Polymer Content of Polymer-Modified Emulsified Asphalt and Residue and Asphalt Binders (calibration curve required)

Resilience ASTM D 5329; Test Methods for Sealants and Fillers, Hot Applied, for Joints and Cracks in Asphaltic and Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

Rolling Thin Film Oven Test (RTFOT) AASHTO T 240; Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (RTFOT Method)

Rolling Thin Film Oven Test (RTFOT) ASTM D 2872; Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (RTFOT Method)

SBS Content by FT-IR PRI TM-031; Quantitative Analysis of Asphalts for Styrene-Butadiene Styrene Copolymer (SBS) by FT-IR

Separation (‘cigar tube test’) ASTM D 7173; Determining Separation Tendency of Polymer from Polymer Modified Asphalt

Sieve Test OH DOT 908 H; Test Method for Determining Undispersed Polymer by Hot Sieving

Sieve Test NV DOT T 730; Test Method for Determining Undispersed Polymer by Hot Sieving

Sieve Test TN DOT; Test Method for Determining Undispersed Polymer by Hot Sieving

Smoke Point FL DOT FM 5-519; Determination of Smoke Point by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

Softening Point AASHTO T 53; Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring and Ball Apparatus)

Softening Point ASTM D 36; Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring & Ball Apparatus)

Softening Point EN 1427; Softening Point of Bitumen

Solubility in TCE ASTM D 2042; Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene (also other solvents)

Solubility in TCE EN 12592; Solubility of Asphalt Material in Trichloroethylene (also other solvents)

Specific Gravity ASTM D 70; Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (pycnometer method)

Specific Gravity AASHTO T 228; Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (pycnometer method)

SSD CA DOT Test 381; Method of Determination of Asphalt Binder Properties Using Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

Thin Film Oven Test (TFOT) EN 12607-2; Effects of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials

Thin Film Oven Test (TFOT) ASTM D 1754; Test Method for Effects of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials (Thin Film Oven Method)

Thin Film Oven Test (TFOT) AASHTO T 179; Test Method for Effects of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials (Thin Film Oven Method)

Thin Film Oven Test (TFOT) ASTM D 95; Test Method for Water in petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

Tilt Oven Residue CA DOT Test 374 Method B; Method for Determining Asphalt Durability Using California Tilt Oven Durability Test

Toughness & Tenacity ASTM D 5801; Toughness and Tenacity of Bituminous Materials

Viscosity, Absolute / Dynamic EN 12596; Viscosity of Asphalt by Capillary Viscometer

Viscosity, Absolute / Dynamic AASHTO T 202; Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

Viscosity, Kinematic EN 12595; Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts

Viscosity, Kinematic AASHTO T 201; Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts

Viscosity, Kinematic ASTM D 2170; Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts

Viscosity, Rotational ASTM D 2196 (Modified); Rheological Properties of Non-Newtonian Material by Rotational (Brookfield type) Viscometer

Viscosity, Rotational ASTM D 4402; Viscosity Determinations of Unfilled Asphalts Using the Brookfield Thermosel Apparatus

Viscosity, Rotational AASHTO T 316; Viscosity Determination of Asphalt Binders using Rotational Viscometer

Water Content AASHTO T 55; Test Method for Water in petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
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