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Addendum to the MOC General Specification Part 1

ADDENDUM TO THE MOC NOVEMBER 1998 GENERALSPECIFICATIONS


PART ONE
GENERAL

Addendum to the MOC General Specification Part 1


SECTION 1.09 SUPERVISION STAFF FACILITIES

1.09.5

Project Laboratory

1.9.5.5

Testing Equipment, Test and Specifications


Add the following:

Contractor shall furnish the following Superpave Quality Control Test equipment as part
of the Project Laboratory.
Asphalt Content Ignition Furnace
Nuclear Density Gauge (Thin Layer)
Programmable Rotational Viscometer
1.9.5.5.1

Equipment Specifications for Superpave Asphalt Content Ignition Furnace

9.5.5.1.1.1

General

The Asphalt Content Ignition Furnace shall rapidly determine asphalt content without the
use of solvents and allowing the determination of the aggregate gradation. It shall also include an
accurate weighing system to continuously measure the weight loss of the bituminous mixture
during combustion and automatically display the percent asphalt content.
9.5.5.1.1.2

Asphalt Content Ignition Furnace Specifications

Performance
Sample size 3500 grams
Scale readout resolution : + 0 Grams
Precision at 6% AC for 1250 grams: + 0.06%
Test Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Electrical
Power source: 08/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Peak power consumption: 6400/8500 watt
Amps: 31/36
Heat up time: 25 to 550 C in 25 min
Furnace operating temperature: 25 to 800C
After burner temperature: above 900C
Plug: NEMA 6-50 P
Software
Data Storage: Up to 300 test results/correction factors
Positive or negative aggregate correction factor
Programmable weight loss limit for measurement
Interface: RS-232 for data transfer to computer or printer
Baud Rate: 600 to 9600 Baud
Automatic startup and shut down timer
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Mechanical
Width
Outside
Dimensions
61 cm (24 in.)
Chamber
Dimensions
30.5 cm (12 in.)
Weight: 94.12 kg (208 lbs)
9.5.5.1.1.3

Depth

Height

81 cm (32 in.)

92.25 cm (37.5 in)

45.7 cm (18 in.)

30.5 cm (12 in.)

Standard Accessory Equipment

One set of 3 sample trays


Printer
One pair of high temperature insulated gloves
One face shield
One sample heat protection cage
One sample cool down tray
Data collection and storage console
One sample carrying fixture
10 ft. (4 diameter) metal exhaust pipe

1.9.5.5.2

Equipment Specifications for a Nuclear Testing Gauge (Thin Layer)

1.9.5.5.2.1

General

The Nuclear Testing Gauge shall provide fast and efficient measurement of the in
place density of aggregates and asphalt pavements including thin layer asphalt overlays in
accordance with ASTM Test Methods D2922, D3017 and D2950.
1.9.5.5.2.2

Detailed Equipment Specifications

Detailed equipment specifications can be obtained from the MOC materials and
Research Department.
1.9.5.5.3

Equipment Specifications for Programmable Rotational Viscometer

1.09.5.5.3.1

Background

A rotational viscometer is used to determine the apparent viscosity of asphalts at


various elevated temperatures other than those used for viscosity measurements in ASTM
D4402. The specimen test temperature must be closely controlled and monitored and can be
achieved through the use of a thermosel device.

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1.09.5.5.3.4

General Requirements

The rotational viscometer must function as a stand-alone device and also have
the capability of being controlled and operated remotely through the use of a computer. The
rotational viscometer shall be able to perform the testing as required in AASHTO TP48 and
include the following functions and capabilities:
1. A built-in microprocessor for test data storage and analysis.
2. Built-in user friendly programming
3. Test data display to include spindle number, RPM, specimen temperature,
viscosity, shear rate, and sear stress.
4. Included computer interface and software (IBM PC compatible).
5. Test specimen temperature control and monitoring system.
1.9.5.5.3.3

Software and Other Programmable Rotation Viscometer Specifications

Operating software to control rotational viscometer and thermosel, collect and


store test data, perform data analysis from any IBM or compatible computer via RS232 serial
port.
Provide a clear and simple, operating and instruction manual for software,
viscometer, and temperature controller equipment.
SUBSET EQUIPMENT QUANTITIES WHICH TOGETHER COMPRISE ONE COMPLETE
PROGRAMMABLE ROTATIONAL VISCOMETER SYSTEM
Description of Subsets

Quantities

Rotational Viscometer, Programmable


Base with Power Supply
Laboratory Stand
Signal Output Cable
Carrying Case
Programmable Temperature Controller (Thermosel)
Sample Chamber
Operating Software
Spindles (Required do determine viscosity from
20 mPaS to 500,000 mPaS)

1.09.5,5.3.4

Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Sets

Detailed Programmable Rotational Viscometer Equipment Specifications

Detailed equipment specifications can be obtained from the MOC Materials and
Research Department.

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