ASTM WK43060

    New Test Method for Determination of Moisture Content in Particulate Wood Fuels by Rapid Loss-On-Drying Analyzer

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    1. Scope

    This test method covers the quantitative determination of moisture content by means of loss in weight in particulate wood fuels down to 0.05% (w/w) using a rapid loss-on-drying analyzer.

    Rapid loss-on-drying analyzers provide an alternative to traditional oven drying methods for determination of moisture. Test times may be decreased, and they facilitate the automatic collection and storage of test data. In most cases the results are equivalent to oven methods. This standard is useful for quality control for pellet manufacturers.


    moisture analyzer; wood pellets; volatiles; water

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Garrett Rowe

    Draft Under Development