Active Standard ASTM D6543 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.23
Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
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Significance and Use
5.1 Online analyzers are used to provide quality data on lots of coal. The resulting quality data are used as a production tool or for some contractual application. This guide provides means of evaluating the system and data produced.
5.2 The user should become familiar with the document's terminology and layout. The section on test design and data collection will provide the means by which all the analysis data will be gathered. The test design should be carefully considered to assure meeting the user's requirements.
5.3 The procedures defined in this guide can be used to test the accuracy and precision of an online analyzer, for acceptance after its installation, to check precision and accuracy during routine use (quality control), when changes are made to the system, when the nature of the coal being tested changes, and to determine mathematical factors to be used for calibration of the online analyzer.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D121 Terminology of Coal and Coke
D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis
D2234/D2234M Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal
D4702 Practice for Quality Management of Mechanical Coal Sampling Systems
D6518 Practice for Bias Testing a Mechanical Coal Sampling System
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations
E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics
ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)