ASTM D4239 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion

    Active Standard ASTM D4239 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Sulfur is part of the ultimate analysis of coal and coke.

    4.2 Results of the sulfur analysis are used for evaluation of coal preparation and cleaning, evaluation of potential sulfur emissions from coal and coke combustion or conversion processes, and evaluation of coal and coke quality in relation to contract specifications, as well as for scientific purposes.

    4.3 The competency of laboratories with respect to use of this standard can be established through reference to Practice D7448.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of sulfur in samples of coal or coke by high-temperature tube furnace combustion.

    1.1.1 Two analysis methods are described.

    1.2 When automated equipment is used, either method can be classified as an instrumental method.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 All percentages are percent mass fractions unless otherwise noted.

    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

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

    D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis

    D3173 Test Method for Moisture in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke

    D3176 Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke

    D3180 Practice for Calculating Coal and Coke Analyses from As-Determined to Different Bases

    D7448 Practice for Establishing the Competence of Laboratories Using ASTM Procedures in the Sampling and Analysis of Coal and Coke

    D7582 Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke by Macro Thermogravimetric Analysis

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    ISO Standard

    ISO11722 Solid Mineral Fuels-Hard Coal - Determination of Moisture in the general analysis test sample by drying in nitrogen


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal); 15101604(Coke)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4239

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4239-14, Standard Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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