ASTM D5341 - 99(2010)e1

    Standard Test Method for Measuring Coke Reactivity Index (CRI) and Coke Strength After Reaction (CSR)

    Active Standard ASTM D5341 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    When coke lumps descend in the blast furnace, they are subjected to reaction with countercurrent CO2 and to abrasion as they rub together and against the walls of the furnace. These concurrent processes physically weaken and chemically react with the coke lumps, producing an excess of fines that can decrease burden permeability and result in increased coke rates and lost hot metal production. This test method is designed to measure indirectly this behavior of coke in the blast furnace.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method, patterned after the Nippon Steel test procedure, describes the equipment and techniques used for determining lump coke reactivity in carbon dioxide (CO2) gas at elevated temperatures and its strength after reaction in CO2 gas by tumbling in a cylindrical chamber referred to as an I-tester.

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

    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

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

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

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

    British Carbonization Research Association Report

    CarbonizationResearc The Evaluation of the Nippon Steel Corporation Reactivity and Post-Reaction-Strength Test for Coke. Available from British Carbonization Research Association, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101604(Coke)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5341-99R10E01

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