IP 522: Bitumen and bituminous binders - Determination of cohesion of bituminous binders with pendulum test

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2008
  • Method reapproved: None
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: January 2008


This European Standard specifies a method for measuring the cohesion of bituminous binders at temperatures in the range of (- 10 °C) to (+ 80 °C) and for expressing the relationship between cohesion and temperature.

This method is applicable for pure bitumen, modified bitumen and fluxed bitumen; in the case of fluxed bitumen, the test can be performed on the binder containing fluxant or on binder from which the solvent has been removed. For bitumen emulsions, the test is carried out on the residual binder obtained after recovery and the method used to recover the binder should be reported.

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