AS 2341.18 pdf download.Methods of testing bitumen and related roadmaking products
The objective of the Test Method is to set out two procedures which use a ring and ball apparatus for the determination of the softening point of bitumens and related roadmaking products. The materials concerned have a softening point in the range 30 °C to 157 °C.
ASTM D36/D36M-14e1 is the 2014 edition. Only the 2014 edition shall be used in accordance with this Test Method.
3 Normative references
The following normative documents are referred to in this Standard in addition to those referenced in ASTM D36/D36M-14e1. The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of the content constitutes requirements of this Standard. AS/NZS 2341.21, Methods of testing bitumen and related roadmaking products, Method 21: Sample preparation AGPT-T102, Protocol for Handling Modified Binders in Preparation for Laboratory Testing
4 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this document the terms and definitions in this Test Method and ASTM D36/D36M-14e1 apply. 4.1 may indicates the existence of an option 4.2 shall indicates that a statement is mandatory 4.3 should indicates a recommendation
The requirements of ASTM D36/D36M-14e1 shall apply subject to the modifications set out in Appendix A for Australian conditions.
Delete clause and replace with the following: This Test Method determines the softening point of bitumen and polymer modified binders (PMBs) in the range from 30 °C to 157 °C using a ring-and-ball apparatus immersed in distilled water (30 °C to 80 °C] or glycerol (above 80 °C to 157 °C]. Delete clause and replace with the following: Values are stated in either SI units or imperial units in this Test Method. All measurements shall be made using SI units. Delete clause and replace with the following: The following documents are referred to in this Test Method: AS/NZS 2341.1, Methods of testing bitumen and related roadmaking products, Part 1: Precision data一Definitions AS/NZS 2341.21, Methods of testing bitumen and related roadmaking products, Method 21: Sample preparation AGPTT102, Protocol for Handling Modified Binders in Preparation for Laboratory Testing ASTM E1, Standard Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers NOTE- For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM website, www.astm.org, or contact ASTM Customer Service at email@example.com. For Annual Book of ASTM Standards volume information, refer to the standard’s Document Summary page on the ASTM website. Delete clause and replace with the following: Glycerol. Grade of glycerol which has a purity≥than 99 %. . First sentence, delete “glycerin” and replace with “glycerol”. Delete section, including Clause 8.1. Calculate the softening point of the material by averaging the softening point results obtained for the two rings. Delete clause and replace with the following: Depending on the bath medium used, choose Clause 11.2.1 or Clause 11.2.2. Delete clause and replace with the following: For softening point results obtained in the water bath: if the mean result obtained is between 28 °C and 80 °C report the result. For mean softening point results above 80。C, reject the result as invalid and repeat the determination in a glycerol bath. Delete clause and replace with the following: . For softening point results obtained in the glycerol bath: if the mean result is 84 °C or below repeat the determination in a water bath. If the mean water bath result is 80 °C or below report that result otherwise report the mean result obtained in the glycerol bath.