AS 2341.12:2020 Methods of testing bitumen and related roadmaking products Method 12: Determination of penetration.
The objective of this Test Method is to specify the procedures for the determination of the penetration of bitumen and related roadmaking products. It is applicable to bituminous materials with penetrations less than or equal to 200 (0.1 mm).
ASTM D5/D5M-19 is the 2019 edition. Only the 2019 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 D5/D5M-19. 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, Method of testing bitumen and related roadmaking products, Method 21:
AGPT-T 102, 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 D5/D5M-19 apply.
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The requirements of ASTM D5/D5M-19 shall apply subject to the modifications set out in Appendix A for Australian conditions.
This Test Method was prepared by the Australian members of Joint Standards Australia/Standards
New Zealand Committee CH-025, Bitumen and Related Products (for Roadmaking), to supersede
After consultation with stakeholders in both countries, Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand decided to develop this Test Method as an Australian Test Method rather than an Australian/New Zealand Test Method.
The objective of this Test Method is to specify procedures for the determination of the penetration of bitumen and related road making products. It is applicable to bituminous materials with penetrations less than or equal to 200 (0.1 mm).
This Test Method references ASTM D5/D5M-19, Standard Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials, for use in Australia, subject to modifications set out in Appendix A.AS 2341.12 pdf download.