Jan 09, 2019
Minimal Impact of Operator Variables when using the Automated Extraction Machine (PaveAnalyzer) for asphalt binder and filler extraction from Asphalt Mixtures (Preliminary Results)
Sep 25, 2018
Illinois Flexibility Index Test (I-FIT) is an asphalt cracking test developed at the Illinois Center of Transportation. Here’s how to perform I-FIT.
Aug 26, 2018
There are three specific areas where projects could be deficient in testing and summarizing data. Here are three steps to improve your quality control (QC).
Aug 26, 2018
If you want to reduce the variability of your gyratory specimen test results, you must improve the uniformity of the asphalt specimens you produce. Here are a few basic tips for compacting better asphalt specimens.
Jul 25, 2018
Having lab equipment in proper calibration gives you a better chance at proper measurements and testing results. Dan Ridolfi of Lastrada Partners, El Dorado Hills, California, stated the calibration and maintenance of lab equipment is just as important as the calibration and maintenance of the asphalt and aggregate equipment at the plant. “A producer never […]
Jun 05, 2018
If you need to take liquid asphalt cement (AC) samples from your 4-inch or 6-inch line that feeds liquid AC to your mixer, the engineers at Maxam Equipment, Kansas City, Mo., have developed a sampling device to assist you. This in-line capture features an enclosed sampling system to dispense the asphalt into quart or gallon […]
May 25, 2018
Sometimes samples are sent to an outside lab to perform a test you cannot perform in-house. Sometimes you’ll have a contract dispute that requires testing performed by a third party. In either case, following a few best practices will save a lot of headaches and ensure the sample you sent represents the material produced. Here are four keys for the best lab tests.