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  D5444 FM 1-T 030   Mechanical Sieve Analysis of Extracted Aggregate (HMA)
T 166 D2726 FM 1-T 166   Bulk Specific Gravity, Gmb (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
T 331 D6752     Bulk Specific Gravity, Gmb by Core Lok
T 209 D2041 FM 1-T 209   Maximum Specific Gravity, Gmm (loose mix, breakdown, lab mix)
  D6857     Maximum Specific Gravity, Gmm by Core Lok
T 269 D3203     Air Voids
 T 331 / T 209 D6752 / D6857     Air Voids by Core Lok
T 308 D6307 FM 5-563   Asphalt Content by Ignition Oven
T 308 D6307 FM 5-563   Ignition Oven Calibration
T 195 D2489     Particle Coating
T 305 D6390   EN 12697-B Draindown
      FAA P-404 Kerosene Fuel Resistance
      Shell Method Diesel 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-F Hamburg Wheel Tracking Test (HWT) (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
T 340       Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA) (no prep, loose mix, lab mix)
      TEX-248-F Overlay Test
T 312 D6925     Superpave Gyratory Compaction (w/ Gmb)
        Gmm / Burn & Grade
R68 D6926     Marshall Compaction
T 245 D6927     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 Method SP 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) D2172 FM 5-524   Asphalt Content by Solvent Extraction (Centrifuge – Method A)
  D8159     Automated Asphalt Extraction
FM 3-D5404   Rotovap Recovery
TP 108     NZTA Rpt 265 Cantabro 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