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Asphalt Binders: Penetration and Viscosity - Graded
PRI provides complete independent third party Quality Control / Quality Assurance testing and evaluation and product certifications for Penetration and Viscosity Graded Binders.

Evaluations and certification services encompass international and domestic specifications and procedures. Various countries and/or agencies, and/or state DOTs may have minor variations to the AASHTO / ASTM / EN specifications. PRI's testing supports these variations.

Partial listing of our services are noted below.
Specifications
AASHTO AASHTO M 20; Specification for Penetration-Graded Cement for Use in Pavements Construction (individual DOT’s may have additional requirements)

AASHTO AASHTO M 226; Specification for Viscosity-Graded Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

ASTM ASTM D 3381; Specification for Viscosity-Graded Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

ASTM ASTM D 946; Specification for Penetration-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavements Construction

ASTM ASTM D 946; Specification for Penetration-Graded Cement for Use in Pavements Construction (individual DOT’s may have additional requirements)

ASTM ASTM D 3381; Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction – Tables 1-3; Viscosity

International - China National Standards GB/T 15180; Technical Requirements AH-50 through AH-130

International - China Petroleum Industry SH 552; # 60 through # 200

International - European Standard (EN)- see country EN 12591; Bitumen and Bituminous Binders – Specification for Paving Grade Bitumen

International - Russia GOST 22245-90; Standard for Viscous Petroleum Road Bitumen (Pen-Graded with Climate Overlay)

State DOTs or Other Agencies See individual state specifications for additional requirements
Individual Test Methods or Properties Test Method
Ductility AASHTO T 51; Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials

Ductility ASTM D 113; Ductility of Bituminous Materials

Ductility GOST 11505; Ductility of Bituminous Materials

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, Cleveland Open Cup (COC) GOST 4333; Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup

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

Fraass Breaking Point GOST 11507; Temperature Below Which a 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

Paraffin Content EN 12606-1; Test Method for Determination of Paraffin Wax Content

Penetration AASHTO T 49; Test Method Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Penetration ASTM D 5; Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Penetration EN 1426; Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Penetration GOST 11501; Penetration of Bituminous Materials

Resistance to Hardening EN 12607-1 or -3

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)

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

Softening Point GOST 11506; Softening Point of Bitumen

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

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

Solubility in TCE AASHTO T 44; Solubility of Bituminous Materials

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

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

Spot Test AASHTO T 102; Spot Test of Asphaltic Materials

Stain Index ASTM D 2746; Staining Tendency of Asphalt

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

Thin Film Oven Test (TFOT) GOST 11506; 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)

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

Viscosity, Absolute / Dynamic ASTM D 2171; Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

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

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, Kinematic EN 12595; Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts

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

Water Content ASTM D 95; Test Method for Water in petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
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