ASTM E955 - 88(2009)e1

    Standard Test Method for Thermal Characteristics of Refuse-Derived Fuel Macrosamples

    Active Standard ASTM E955 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is available to producers and users of RDF as a means of determining thermal characteristics of a large sample of RDF without extensive processing of the laboratory sample. It is intended that the results obtained be used to monitor changes in the fuel characteristics of RDF over a period of time.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of moisture, noncombustibles and combustibles, and the calculation of higher heating value content of a large mass of refuse-derived fuel-three (RDF).

    1.2 This test method may be applicable to any waste material, including residues from combustion, from which a representative sample can be prepared.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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. See Section 7 for additional hazard information.


    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

    E711 Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Refuse-Derived Fuel by the Bomb Calorimeter

    E791 Test Method for Calculating Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Data from As-Determined to Different Bases


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15100000(Fuels); 77100000(Environmental management)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0955-88R09E01

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