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ASTM D7403-19

ASTM D7403-19

Standard Test Method for Determination of Residue of Emulsified Asphalt by Low Temperature Vacuum Distillation

2019-08-16 /Active
Significance and Use:

3.1 This test method can be used for quantitative determination of residue in emulsified asphalts at a temperature of 135 °C (275 °F) with a 60-min distillation test using current distillation apparatus. This method is suitable to obtain residues for service evaluation, quality control, and research. This distillation method is not intended to produce residues equivalent to the Test Method D6997 260 °C (500 °F) distillation procedure.

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 D3666 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing, sampling, inspection, etc. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Specification D3666 alone does not completely ensure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors; following the suggestions of Specification D3666 or some similar acceptable guideline provides a means of evaluating and controlling some of those factors.


1.1 This method covers the quantitative determination of residue in emulsified asphalts composed principally of a semisolid or liquid asphaltic base, water, and an emulsifying agent. The emulsified asphalts will generally contain polymeric materials. It is especially suitable for emulsified asphalt residue properties that may be altered at the high-temperature 260 °C (500 °F) distillation. Since there is currently not a precision statement for this procedure, it is recommended to the user that this procedure not be used for buy/sell purposes at the present time.

1.2 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 The text of this standard reference 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 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

asphalt; distillation; emulsified asphalt; emulsion; low-temperature; vacuum;
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