ASTM E872 - 82(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Volatile Matter in the Analysis of Particulate Wood Fuels

    Active Standard ASTM E872 | Developed by Subcommittee: E48.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.06


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The test procedures described in this test method can be used to determine the percentage of gaseous products, exclusive of moisture vapor, of any particulate wood fuel meeting the requirements specified in this test method.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method determines the percentage of gaseous products, exclusive of moisture vapor, in the analysis sample of particulate wood fuel that is released under the specific conditions of the test. The particulate wood fuel may be sanderdust, sawdust, pellets, green tree chips, hogged fuel, or other type particulate wood fuel having a maximum particle volume of 16.39 cm3 (1 in.3). Volatile matter, when determined as herein described, may be used to indicate yields on processes to provide the basis for purchasing and selling or to establish burning characteristics.

    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

    D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis

    E871 Test Method for Moisture Analysis of Particulate Wood Fuels


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E0872

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