702.01 Asphalt Binder

1. Specification:

Section 702.01 C&MS,  Appendix J  Policies and Instructions

2. Sampling and/or Inspection Requirements:

Acceptance for use of asphalt binder will be under one of the following acceptance plans: (Field)

Asphalt Binder Certification:

Details of this procedure are covered in S1032. Asphalt binder arriving at a project under this plan will be handled as follows:

Verify that the producer is authorized to make certified shipments. Authorization for shipment under certification procedure will be listed in Producer/Suppliers information in CMS and on the Intranet Approved List.

Obtain the Transport Truck Inspection Certification and record information from shipping ticket. Both documents shall be retained at the asphalt concrete plant.

Take a minimum of one sample for each project.

Use asphalt binder.


If documentation cannot be verified, under either Certification, the asphalt binder must be approved before use. Sample at destination following the procedure outlined below.

Field Sampling Procedure:

The sample is to be taken from the sampling valve in the line supplying asphalt cement to the asphalt concrete plant.

At least one gallon of asphalt binder must be run through the sampling valve immediately before the sample is taken.

The sample shall be shipped to the OMM Asphalt Materials Section through the District Laboratory in an approved container from the container list.

When necessary, the sample  shall be wiped, while it is hot, with a clean dry rag or paper.

Samples shall be accompanied by a TE-31.

3. Methods of Test:

AASHTO M 226, Table 2.