Test Methods & Services

ATS laboratories and technicians are FDOT and AASHTO materials certified.  Our technicians provide asphalt testing services for Marshall and Superpave mixes as well as material testing.  Some of these materials include binder testing and binder modification testing, bitumen testing, fibers testing, asphalt rejuvenators testing, chemical additives testing, anti-strips testing and warm mix additives testing.

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Bituminous Testing & Services
T 11 FM 1-T 011 Sieve Analysis finer then No. 200
T 27C 117 / C 136  Mechanical Sieve Analysis
T 37D546  Mechanical Sieve Analysis of Mineral Filler
T 265   Moisture Content
T 304   Fine Aggregate Angularity
T 335D5821 PA DOT 622Coarse Aggregate – Fracture Faces (1 face / 2 faces)
 D4791  Flat & Elongated
T 176D2419  Sand Equivalence (Soil & Aggregate)
T 84C128FM 1-T 084 Specific Gravity – Fine Aggregate
T 85C127FM 1-T 085 Specific Gravity – Coarse Aggregate
T 304C1252  Uncompacted Voids – Fine
T 326   Uncompacted Voids – Coarse
 D7370  Relative Density and Absorption Using Vacuum Sat. & Rapid Submersion (Fine/Coarse)
T 112C142  Clay Lumps & Friable Particles
T 96C131FM 1-T 096 LA Abrasion
  FM 5-510 Acid Insolubles
T 19C29  Unit Weight BSG
 D4253  Density & Unit Weight, Solids
T 104C88  Soundness Testing
    Aggregate Breakdown, Batching & Mixing
T 30 D5444FM 1-T 030 Mechanical Sieve Analysis of Extracted Aggregate (HMA)
T 166D2726FM 1-T 166 Bulk Specific Gravity, Gmb (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
T 331D6752  Bulk Specific Gravity, Gmb by Core Lok
T 209D2041FM 1-T 209 Maximum Specific Gravity, Gmm (loose mix, breakdown, lab mix)
 D6857  Maximum Specific Gravity, Gmm by Core Lok
T 269D3203  Air Voids
 T 331 / T 209D6752 / D6857  Air Voids by Core Lok
T 308D6307FM 5-563 Asphalt Content by Ignition Oven
T 308D6307FM 5-563 Ignition Oven Calibration
T 195D2489  Particle Coating
T 305D6390 EN 12697-BDraindown
   FAA P-404Kerosene Fuel Resistance
   Shell MethodDiesel Resistance (28 days)
 D1074  Marshall Compression Strength
R 35(8) X 2   Gyration Ratio
TP 114 FM 5-599 Shear Bond Strength Testing 
TP 124   Intermediate Semi-Circular Bend (SCB) – I-FIT
 D8044  Intermediate Semi-Circular Bend (SCB) – LSU
 D8225  IDEAL-CT  – CT index
 WK71466  IDEAL-RT  – RT index
 D3549  Roadway Cores Weights & Measures
T 324  TEX-242-FHamburg Wheel Tracking Test (HWT) (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
T 340   Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA) (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
   TEX-248-FOverlay Test
T 312D6925  Superpave Gyratory Compaction (w/ Gmb)
    Gmm / Burn & Grade
R68D6926  Marshall Compaction
T 245D6927  Marshall Stability & Flow
 D6931  Indirect Tensile Strength (IDT) (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
TP 105   Low Temperature SCB
  FM 5-565 Asphalt Permeability – Falling head
 D7369  Resilient Modulus / Structural Number Coeff.
T 378   Dynamic Modulus, E* (1 temp., 1 frequency)
R84   Dynamic Modulus Master Curve
T 378   HMA Flow Number (with prep)
   The UF MethodSP Indirect Tension (IDT) UF Fracture Energy
T 322   Thermal Cracking (3 temperatures)
 D7313  Disc-Shaped Compact Tension (DCT) @ 1 temp.
T 321   Beam Fatigue @ 1 temp. / 1 frequency
T 164(A)D2172FM 5-524 Asphalt Content by Solvent Extraction (Centrifuge – Method A)
 D8159  Automated Asphalt Extraction
FM 3-D5404 Rotovap Recovery
TP 108  NZTA Rpt 265Cantabro Mass Loss
 D6627  Volatile Distillate Fraction of Cold Asphalt Mix 
T 164(10) / T 165D1074/D1075  Effect of Water on Cohesion of Marshall Mix
T 182D3625  Stripping Evaluation by Boil Test
   VTM-13VDOT Stripping Evaluation
T 283D4867FM 1-T 283 Stripping Evaluation by TSR
  FM 5-508 FDOT Effectiveness of Anti-Strip Additives
M320 / M332 D6373 Performance Grade Verification
M320 / M332 Recovered PG Verification
Section 916 FDOT PG with Delta Tc
R 29 D7643 Performance Grade Determination
M320 / M332 D7643 Recovered PG Determination
ATS Recovered RAP AV & PG HT
T 350 D7405 Multiple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR)
T 49 D5 Penetration
T 316 D4402 Asphalt Binder – Rotational Viscosity
T 316 D4402 Mixing & Compaction Temperatures (2 Temps)
T 316 D4402 Viscosity Blending Chart (5 Temps)
T 240 D2872 Rolling Thin Film Oven & Mass Loss
R 28 Pressure Aging Vessel (20 Hours)
T 73 D93 Flash Point – PMCC
T 48 D92 FM 5-519 Flash Point (COC) / Fire Point
T 228 D70 Specific Gravity @ 25C
T 44 D2042 AS2341.8 Solubility in TCE or Toluene
T 313 D6648 Creep Stiffness – BBR (w/out and w/ aging)
T 301 FTIR Polymer content
FAA P-632 Emulsified Asphalt Spray Seal Coat Testing (Airports)
T 47 D6 Loss on Heating – Binder, Emulsion, Coal Tar
T 111 D8078 Ash Content (Mineral Content)
T 315 D7175 Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)
T 202 D2171 Absolute Viscosity
T 53 D36 Softening Point
D7173 TX 5406 Separation by SP or DSR
ATS Binder Blending (paddle mixing || high shear mixing)
T 51 D113 FM 1-T 51 Ductility 25C / 4C
T 59 D977 / D2397 Saybolt Viscosity
T 59 D6997 Residue and Oil Distillate by Distillation
T 59 FM 1-T059 Emulsion Residue Content by Evaporation
T 59  D2939 Emulsion Test for Protective Coatings
T 59 D6934 Particle Charge of Cationic Emulsified Asphalts
T 59 D6936 Demulsibility
T 59 pH
T 59 D6935 Cement Mixing
T 59 D6933 Sieve Test
T 59 D6998 Aggregate Coating
T 59 D6999 Miscibility with Water
T 59 D6930 Settlement and Storage Stability
T 59 D244 Freezing Test
T 59 D6937 Density of Emulsified Asphalts
T 50 Float Test for Asphalt Materials
R 78 D7497 Emulsion Residue Using Low Temperature Evaporation
D7403 Emulsion Residue Using Low Temperature Vacuum Distillation
T 78 Distillation of Cutback Asphalt Products
M140 Emulsified Asphalts
M208 Cationic Emulsions
M316 Polymer Modified Emulsified Asphalts
M 323 / R35  MS-2Superpave Asphalt Mix Design
   FAA – 10HFAA P-401 / P-403
   FAA – 10HFAA P-404 – Out of State || Florida Contractors
R 35  MS-2Volumetric Calculations
   MS-2Marshall Asphalt Mix Design
PP 77D7064FM 5-588NCHRP Rpt 877OGFC / PFC Mix Design
R 46D6390  SMA Mix Design
   ATSMix Design Verification @ optimum
   MS-14Cold In-Place Recycling Design
   per requirementsCold Patch Design
    Superpave Asphalt Mix Design – Revision
   ATSInspection Travel (mileage and professional time)
 D5361  Preliminary Roadway Coring
  FM 5-509 Rolling Straightedge


FIELD Services
D5361 Preliminary Roadway Coring
FM 5-509 Rolling Straightedge
QC / QA Level 1 Plant or Roadway QC/QA Technician/Inspector (density monitoring, roadway coring & cross slope measurement)
QC / QA Level 2 Plant or Roadway QC/QA Technician/Inspector (yield measurements, rolling straightedge & project documentation)
QC / QA Levels 1 & 2 Plant or Roadway QC/QA Technician/Inspector (all of the above)
ATS Engineer, P.E. Review, Analysis and Report
ATS Project Manager / Visual Inspection
ATS Administrative Oversight
ATS Review, Analysis and Report
ATS Engineering Analysis Report (EAR) – Testing
ATS Engineering Analysis Report (EAR) – Review, Analysis and Report
ATS Expert Witness / Litigation Support
ATS Sign & Seal Report