Standard Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder
|Publication Date:||1 August 2007|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
This specification2 covers asphalt binders graded by performance. Grading designations are related to the average seven-day maximum pavement design temperature, and minimum pavement design temperature. This specification contains Table 1 and Table 2. Table 2 incorporates Practice D 6816 for determining the critical low cracking temperature using a combination of Test Method D 6648 and Test Method D 6723 test procedures. If no table is specified, the default is Table 1.
NOTE 1-For asphalt cements graded by penetration at 25°C, see Specification D 946. For asphalt cements graded by viscosity at 60°C see Specification D 3381.
NOTE 2-AASHTO R 29 provides non-mandatory information for determining the performance grade of an asphalt binder.
2 This specification is based on SHRP Product 1001 and AASHTO MP1.