Active Standard ASTM D3173 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.21
Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
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Significance and Use
Moisture as determined by this test method is used for calculating other analytical results to a moisture free basis using procedures in Practice D3180. Moisture percent determined by this test method may be used in conjunction with the air-dry moisture loss determined in Method D2013 and Test Method D3302 to determine total moisture in coal. Total moisture is used for calculating other analytical results to “as received” basis using Practice D3180. Moisture, ash, volatile matter, and fixed carbon percents constitute the proximate analysis of coal and coke.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of moisture in the analysis sample of coal or coke. It is used for calculating other analytical results to a dry basis. When used in conjunction with the air drying loss as determined in accordance with Method D2013 or Practice D346, each analytical result can be calculated to an as-received basis:
1.2 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.
D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis
D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis
D3180 Practice for Calculating Coal and Coke Analyses from As-Determined to Different Bases
D3302 Test Method for Total Moisture in Coal
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