Kentucky Methods
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​Miscellaneous Kentucky Methods:​
KM001_08Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Qualification Program For Technicians                                                                              
KM002_08Nuclear Gauges Used For Density Of Various Materials
KM003_10Approval Of New Materials To Be Used On Transportation Projects In Kentucky
KM113_14Sampling Materials By Random Number Sampling
​Physical Section Kentucky Methods:
KM101_08Testing And Acceptance Of Steel Reinforcing Bars (Uncoated and Coated)
KM102_08Test Procedures For The Plant Inspection Of Epoxy Coated Steel Reinforcement
KM103_05Preparation And Testing Of Weld Specimens (Qualifying Shielded Metal Arc Welders)
KM106_05Test Procedures For Epoxy Coated Reinforcing Bar Installation Materials
KM107_05Falling-Head Water Permeability Of Filter Fabric:  Determination Of Permeability Coefficient And Flow Rate At A Given Change In Water Head
KM108_05Qualification Of Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welders And Preparation And Testing Of MIG Weld Specimens
KM109_06Qualification Of Steel Reinforcement Tack Welders
KM110_05Qualification Of Shielded Metal Arc Welders
KM112_05Numerical Limits For Comparing Test Results (Independent Assurance Sampling And Testing Program)
KM114_14Camera/Video Inspection Of Pipe With Alternate Methods Of Deflection Measurement
KM115_12Approval Process For Producers Of Culvert Pipe
​Chemistry Section Kentucky Methods:
KM201_08Evaluation Of Retroreflectivity On Intersection Pavement Markings Using Portable Hand-Operated Instruments
KM202_12Evaluation Of Retroreflectivity On Pavement Markings Using Portable Hand-Operated Instruments
KM203_12Evaluation Of Retroreflectivity On Permanent Pavement Markings Using Mobile 30 Meter Geometry Instruments
KM209_08Pull-Out Test For Re-Bar Anchor Systems
KM210_08Chloride Content (Concrete Admixtures)
KM221_08Agricultural Limestone
KM222_08Calcium Chloride
KM224_08Chemical Analysis Of Limestone, Fine Aggregate, Quicklime And Hydrated Lime
KM225_08Sodium Chloride
KM226_08Water For Use With Cement
KM227_08Water-Borne Preservatives
KM243_08Sampling And Testing Soils (Chemical)
KM250_08Analysis For Isocyanate Content
KM251_08Humidity Chamber Analysis Of Traffic Paints
KM253_08Chemical Analysis Of Fly Ash And Microsilica
KM254_08Chemical Analysis Of Cement
KM256_08Resistance Testing Of Structural Steel Coatings To Methyl Ethyl Ketone
KM257_08Analysis For Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS)
KM258_08Measurement And Acceptance Of Film Thickness Of Structural Steel Coatings
KM261_08Test Method For Analysis For Amine Content
KM262_08Test Method For The Analysis Of Base Number
KM263_08Test Method For Analysis Of Calcium Sulfonate
KM264_08Test Method For Analysis Of Epoxy Content
KM265_08Test Method For Insoluble Residue In Carbonate Aggregates
KM266_08Performance Based Evaluation And Acceptance Of Structural Steel Coating Systems
KM267_10Qualification of Monitoring Systems for Pavement Markings Application Vehicles
Concrete & Cement
​Concrete & Cement Section Kentucky Methods:
KM301_08Sampling Fresh Concrete
KM302_08Slump Of Portland Cement Concrete
KM303_08Air Content Of Freshly Mixed Concrete By The Pressure Method
KM304_08Air Content Of Freshly Mixed Concrete By The Volumetric Method
KM305_08Making And Curing Concrete Strength (Compressive) Test Specimens In The Field
KM306_08Test For Free Moisture Content Of Concrete Aggregates
KM308_08Method Of Measuring Length Of Drilled Cores
KM309_08Coring Rigid Pavement For Thickness
KM311_08Concrete "Truck Mixer" Inspection Procedure
KM312_08Calibration Of Continuous - Type Mixers (Concrete Mobiles)
KM313_08Measurement Of Bridge Deck Reinforcement Cover
KM314_03Evaluation Of Concrete Cylinder Results (USE THIS METHOD FOR CONTRACTS LET BEFORE 8/29/2008)
KM314_08Evaluation Of Concrete Cylinder Results (USE THIS METHOD FOR CONTRACTS LET AFTER 8/29/2008)
KM315_08Coring Bridge Deck Overlays For Thickness
KM316_08Sampling Portland Cement
KM317_08Compressive Strength Of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens Using Neoprene Caps
KM318_08Temperature Of Freshly Mixed Concrete
KM320_08Method For Approval Of Using Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC)
KM322_08Estimating Concrete Strength By The Maturity Method
KM323_09Qualification Process For Producers Of Ready Mix Concrete
KM324_08Unit Weight Of Concrete
KM325_08Acceptance Procedures For Fly Ash For Concrete
KM326_1210-Foot Rolling Straight Edge Test
​Asphalt Mixtures and Liquid Asphalt Section Kentucky Methods:
KM401_05Calibrating And Checking Cold-Feed Flow On Asphalt Mixing Plants
KM404_05Sampling Liquid Asphalt Materials
KM405_05Extraction Of Binder From Asphalt Paving Mixtures
KM407_08Sieve Analysis Of Aggregate From Asphalt Mixing Plants
KM409_06Compression - Deflection Test For Preformed Compression Joint Seals
KM411_09Preparing Ingredient Materials For, And Performing, A Laboratory Mix Design Of An Asphalt Mixture
KM415_08Non-Volatile Test For Asphalt Mastic
KM416_08Plastic Set Test For Asphalt Mastic
KM420_09Coring Asphalt Pavement For Thickness
KM421_09Establishing The Job-Mix Formula Of Asphalt Mixtures By The Contractor
KM422_08Asphalt Releasing Agent
KM423_08Effect Of Water On Cohesion Of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures
KM424_08Method For Designing Open-Graded Friction Course Mixtures
KM425_05Sampling Asphalt Mixtures
KM426_15Requirements For Process-Control Testing And Inspection Of Asphalt Mixtures By The Contractor
KM427_05Method For Designing Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled-Asphalt Pavement (RAP)
KM433_08Wet-Sieve Analysis Of Aggregates Used In Asphalt Mixtures
KM434_09Determination Of Moisture Content In Asphalt Mixtures (Rapid Field Test)
KM435_05Method For Acceptance Of Asphalt Mixtures By Mixture Property Analysis
KM436_08Asphalt Binder Content Determination Of Asphalt Mixtures By Plant Recordation
KM437_08Determination Of Asphalt Binder Content Of Asphalt Mixtures Using The Nuclear Asphalt Content Gauge
KM438_08Asphalt Binder Content Determination Of Asphalt Mixtures Based On The Maximum Specific Gravity
KM439_08Sampling Asphalt Mixtures From The Paving Site
KM442_09Method For Coring And Determining Percent Of Solid Density Of In-Place, Compacted, Asphalt Mixture Courses
KM443_09Method For Verifying A Contractor’s Laboratory Mix Design
KM444_06Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Approved Supplier Certification (ASC) Program For Performance-Graded (PG) Asphalt Binders
KM445_05Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Approved Supplier Certification  Program For Emulsified Asphalts (EASC)
KM446_08Chemical Interaction Tests For Traffic Loop Encapsulant
KM447_08Cure Test For Traffic Loop Encapsulant
KM448_09Evaluation Of Asphalt Pavement With Substandard Properties
KM449_05Determining The Permeability Of In-Place Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Using The Air-Induced Permeameter (AIP)
​Geotechnical Section Kentucky Methods:
KM501_08Determining The California Bearing Ratio Of Laboratory Compacted Soils And Soil - Aggregate Mixtures
KM502_08Consolidated, Undrained Triaxial Compression Test On Cohesive Soils
KM503_08Measurement Of Pore Pressure In Soils
KM511_08Moisture-Density Relations (Proctor Density)
KM512_08One Point Proctor Method
KM513_08Determination Of Slake Durability Index
KM514_08Jar Slake Test
KM519_08Particle Size Analysis Of Soils (Hydrometer Test)
KM520_08Subgrade Chemical Stabilization Test
KM521_08Unconsolidated, Undrained Compressive Strength Of Cohesive Soils In Triaxial Compression
KM522_08Unconfined Compression Test On Soil
KM523_08Unconfined Compression Test On Rock
​Aggregate Section Kentucky Methods:​
KM604_14Determination Of The Percentage Of Shale In Aggregate
KM605_08Specific Gravity And Absorption Of Fine Aggregate
KM606_08Percentage Of Material Finer Than A No. 200 Sieve By Use Of A Pycnometer (Wash Test)
KM608_08Aggregate Producer Quality Control
KM610_14Soundness Of Aggregate By Use Of Sodium Sulfate
KM615_14Determination Of Coal And Lignite In Aggregates
KM618_14Metallic Iron Content In Slag
KM620_08Wet Sieve Analysis Of Fine And Coarse Aggregate
KM623_14Pore Index Value Of Aggregate
KM626_14Resistance Of Concrete To Freeze-Thaw Testing
KM627_08Procedure For Verifying Oven Temperature
KM628_08Procedure For Verifying Measured Sieves
KM629_14Length Change Of Hardened Concrete Due To Alkali-Carbonate Reactivity