SPECIFICATIONS FOR MASTIC ASPHALT (LIMESTONE FINE AGGREGATE) FOR ROADS AND FOOTWAYS

THIS METRIC REVISION REPLACES THE EARLIER IMPERIAL STANDARD. IT DEFINES ITS SCOPE AND THE TERMS USED ARE DEFINED. SAMPLING AND TEST METHODS ARE SPECIFIED BY REFERENCE TO OTHER BRITISH STANDARDS. A TABLE SETS OUT THE TEST LIMITS (PENETRATION SOFTENING POINT; LOSS ON HEATING, PENETRATION OF RESIDUE AFTER HEATING, SOLUBILITY AND ASH CONTENT) FOR THE PERMITTED CEMENTS (BITUMEN, REFINED LAKE ASPHALT OR A MIXTURE, OF BOTH). LIMITS ARE ALSO GIVEN FOR THE GRADING AND CALCIUM CARBONATE CONTENT OF THE LIMESTONE FINE AGGREGATE AND THE GRADING OF THE COARSE AGGREGATE. REQUIREMENTS ARE GIVEN FOR THE QUALITY AND TYPE OF COARSE AGGREGATE, AND FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND COMPOSITION OF THE MASTIC ASPHALT ITSELF. A TABLE LISTS THE PERMITTED LIMITS OF COMPOSITION BY ANALYSIS (BITUMEN CONTENT AND GRADING OF MINERAL MATTER). DETAILS ARE GIVEN FOR REMITTING ON SITE AND THREE APPENDICES RESPECTIVELY DEAL WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LAYING, INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN WITH ENQUIRIES AND ORDERS AND A VERSION OF THE STANDARD IN IMPERIAL UNITS TO BE USED DURING THE TRANSITION TO METRIC UNITS.

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    BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE

    2 PARK STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W1A 2BS
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 580 07754 3
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BS 1447: 1973 Standard
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM