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Significance and Use
5.1 Vibrated bulk density (VBD) is an indicator of calcined petroleum coke porosity, which affects its suitability for use in pitch-bonded carbon applications. (Warning—Vibrated bulk density for a sample of calcined petroleum coke is strongly dependent upon average particle size and particle size range. Bulk density tends to increase with decreasing coke size. A narrow particle size range for this test minimizes the possibility for variation due to skewing of the test sample toward either screen defining the sample.)
1.1 This test method covers the determination of bulk density of a representative 2-kg sample of calcined petroleum coke, after vibration to increase compaction, using a semi-automatic apparatus.
1.2 The procedure is applied, but not limited, to particles passing through a 4.75-mm opening sieve and retained on a 1.18-mm opening sieve. Further, the procedure is applied, but not limited, to a specific test sample having particles passing through a 0.85-mm opening sieve and retained on a 0.425-mm opening sieve. This procedure could also be applied to other sieve fractions being agreed on in the aluminum industry as specified in .
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 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.
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
ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)
UNSPSC Code 15101604(Coke)
ASTM D7454-14e1, Standard Test Method for Determination of Vibrated Bulk Density of Calcined Petroleum Coke using a Semi-Automated Apparatus, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top