ASTM D167 - 12a

    Standard Test Method for Apparent and True Specific Gravity and Porosity of Lump Coke

    Active Standard ASTM D167 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    Apparent and true specific gravity, as determined by this test method, are influenced by the type of coals carbonized and the operating and preparational conditions of that carbonization, that is, charge bulk density, heating rate, and pulverization level. In turn, these properties directly influence the performance in processes using coke.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of apparent specific gravity (Sections 2 to 9) and true specific gravity (Sections 10 to 13) of lump coke larger than 25-mm (1-in.) size and calculating porosity (Section 14) from the specific gravity data.

    1.2 The values given in SI units shall be regarded as the standard. Inch-pound units shall be accepted on an equivalent basis.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D121 Terminology of Coal and Coke

    D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101604(Coke)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0167-12A

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D167-12a, Standard Test Method for Apparent and True Specific Gravity and Porosity of Lump Coke , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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