ASTM D3038 - 93(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Drop Shatter Test for Coke

    Active Standard ASTM D3038 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    ASTM D3038

    Significance and Use

    The values determined in this test, when evaluated in terms of pertinent experience with other cokes, may be used as indications of the extent to which a given coke will break in conventional transit and handling beyond the point of sampling.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the application of two procedures for the determination of the property of coke of withstanding breakage when dropped under specified test conditions.

    1.2 Procedure A, used when the coke sample contains 50 % or less of 100 mm (4 in.) after removal of coke smaller than 50 mm (2 in.). Procedure A appears in Sections 6-9.

    1.3 Procedure B, used when the coke sample contains more than 50 % 100 mm (4 in.) after removal of coke smaller than 50 mm (2 in.). Procedure B appears in Sections 10-13.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 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

    D293 Test Method for the Sieve Analysis of Coke

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

    D4621 Guide for Quality Management in an Organization That Samples or Tests Coal and Coke

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E323 Specification for Perforated-Plate Sieves for Testing Purposes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101604(Coke)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3038-93R10

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