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Calibration of Bitumen Sprayers: General Introduction and List of Methods
  • Publication no: AGPT-T530-18
  • Published: 19 June 2018

This test method provides an overview of the Austroads sprayer calibration test methods (AGPT/T531 – T536)

The application of the binder at the correct design rates depends on the design, manufacture and maintenance of the bitumen sprayer, appropriate calibration methods, and the operating procedures and skills and competency of the operator.

The performance requirements discussed in this document apply to purpose-built mechanical bitumen sprayers for the application of hot and/or cold bituminous materials used in sprayed sealing.

These requirements do not apply to spraying equipment used exclusively for hand sprayed work or where the pressure source is compressed air and pressurised tank.

  • 1.         Preface
  • 2.         Foreword
  • 3.         Scope
  • 4.         General
  • 5.         References
  • 6.         Sprayer Calibration Requirements
    • 6.1        General
    • 6.2        Sprayer Calibration Certificates
  • 7.         Safety Disclaimer, and Legal and Environmental Requirements
  • 8.         Testing of Various Types of Bitumen Sprayers
  • 9.         Equipment Required for Testing
    • 9.1        Collection Device
      • 9.1.1     Fixed Test Trough
      • 9.1.2     Test Mat
      • 9.1.3     Portable Trough
    • 9.2        Bitumen Sprayer
      • 9.2.1     Bitumen Pump
      • 9.2.2     Spray Bar
    • 9.3        Timing Device
  • 10.        Reporting
    • 10.1      Sprayer Calibration Certificate