ASTM D5515 - 97(2010)e1

    Standard Test Method for Determination of the Swelling Properties of Bituminous Coal Using a Dilatometer

    Active Standard ASTM D5515 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    Values of the dilatation properties of coals may be used to predict or explain the behavior of a coal or blends during carbonization or in other processes such as gasification, liquefaction, and combustion.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method specifies a procedure for the measurement of the swelling of bituminous coal using a dilatometer.

    1.2 The test method is limited in applicability to those coals which have a free swelling index 1 as determined in accordance with Test Method D720.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units () are to be regarded as standard.

    1.4 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

    D720 Test Method for Free-Swelling Index of Coal

    D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis

    D2234/D2234M Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal

    International Standardization Organization (ISO) Standards

    ISO8264 Hard Coal--Determination of the Swelling Properties Using a Dilatometer


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5515-97R10E01

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