A STUDY OF VACUUM EXTRACTOR, VACUUM PYCNOMETER, AND NUCLEAR PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING ASPHALT CONTENT IN ASPHALT CONCRETE
This report documents a study of three test procedures used to determine the asphalt content of bituminous mixes. The primary equipment used for the three procedures were a vacuum extractor, a vacuum pycnometer (Yale), and a Troxler Nuclear Asphalt Content Gage (Model 2226). The test equipment, accuracy, cost, and repeatability are discussed for each procedure and recommendations regarding procedure selection are presented. /FHWA/
- Prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
5900 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA United States 95819
- Scrimsher, T
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 97 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt concrete; Concrete; Costs; Equipment; Instruments for measuring density; Nuclear tests; Testing; Vacuum
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pycnometers
- Old TRIS Terms: Extractors; Nuclear testing; Vacuum apparatus
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00165729
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-TL3127-77-05Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: D-3-52
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM