BS EN 12697-4:2015 - Bituminous mixtures. Test methods. Bitumen recovery: Fractionating column

BS EN 12697-4:2015

Bituminous mixtures. Test methods. Bitumen recovery: Fractionating column

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2015



This European Standard specifies a test method for the recovery of soluble bitumen from bituminous mixtures from pavements in a form suitable for further testing. The procedure is suitable for the recovery of paving grade bitumen and is also suitable for mixtures containing volatile matter such as cut-back bitumen but the results may be less precise. This European Standard is the reference method for mixtures containing volatile matter, but the rotary evaporator procedure (see EN 12697‑3) for mixtures with paving grade bitumen.


There is limited experience of recovery when polymer-modified bitumen is used.

Standard NumberBS EN 12697-4:2015
TitleBituminous mixtures. Test methods. Bitumen recovery: Fractionating column
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 12697-1:2012, EN 12697-38, EN 12697-3, EN 12594
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 1427, EN 1426
ReplacesBS EN 12697-4:2005
International RelationshipsEN 12697-4:2015
DescriptorsFractionating columns, Asphalts, Bitumens, Pavements (roads), Construction materials, Extraction methods of analysis, Columns (glass), Bituminous products
Title in FrenchMélanges bitumineux. Méthodes d'essai. Récupération des bitumes à la colonne à distiller
Title in GermanAsphalt. Prüfverfahren. Rückgewinnung des Bindemittels: Fraktionierkolonne
ISBN978 0 580 87447 5
File Size1.08 MB

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