ASTM D7430 - 16a

    Standard Practice for Mechanical Sampling of Coal

    Active Standard ASTM D7430 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    6.1 It is intended that this practice be used to provide a sample representative of the coal from which it is collected. Because of the variability of coal and the wide variety of mechanical sampling equipment available, caution should be used in all stages of the sample collection process, the design of sampling system specifications, the equipment procurement and the acceptance testing of installed equipment.

    6.2 After removal from the sampling system and further preparation (Practice D2013/D2013M), the sample may be analyzed for a number of different parameters. These parameters may define the lot's value, its ability to meet specifications, its environmental impact, as well as other properties.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is divided into 4 parts A, B, C, and D. These 4 parts represent the previous standards D7256/D7256M, D4916, D4702, and D6518. These 4 standards are the 4 that govern the mechanical sampling of coal and have been combined into one document for the ease of reference of the users of these standards.

    1.2 The scope of Part A can be found in Section 4.

    1.3 The scope of Part B can be found in Section 13.

    1.4 The scope of Part C can be found in Section 19.

    1.5 The scope of Part D can be found in Section 31.

    1.6 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. For specific hazard statements, see Sections 7, 16, 21, 34, and 37.1.1.


    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

    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

    D4621 Guide for Quality Management in an Organization That Samples or Tests Coal and Coke

    D4702 Practice for Quality Management of Mechanical Coal Sampling Systems

    D4749 Test Method for Performing the Sieve Analysis of Coal and Designating Coal Size

    D4916 Practice for Mechanical Auger Sampling

    D6518 Practice for Bias Testing a Mechanical Coal Sampling System

    D7256/D7256M Practice for Mechanical Collection and Within-System Preparation of a Gross Sample of Coal from Moving Streams

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals); 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7430-16A

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    ASTM D7430-16a, Standard Practice for Mechanical Sampling of Coal, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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