Coal Chemistry Technician Training

    Discounted Rate Early Bird Discount: ASTM automatically applies a discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class.
    *After the early bird period expires, registrants are subject to standard pricing.


    How You Will Benefit

    Implementation of new regulations for power plant emissions will increase the demand for testing of fossil fuels and plant emissions. Until now, comprehensive training on the coal characterization standards that are used every day around the world was not available outside of the laboratories that use these standards. Now ASTM offers you the opportunity to receive a comprehensive review of good laboratory practices in coal chemistry focusing on the standards most frequently used in coal chemistry labs.


    Who Should Attend

    Laboratory technicians and chemists, professionals new to testing, and anyone working in fossil fuel testing laboratories will benefit from this course. A B.S. Chemist degree or a Chemical Technician degree or equivalent with 3-5 years experience is recommended.


    Course Outline

    This class starts immediately after the close of the ASTM Committee D05 on Coal and Coke meeting. Participants are invited to come to the D05 meeting and stay for the class.


    Day One (1:00pm -5:00 pm)

    * Composition and Classifications of Coal

    * ASTM International and Coal Standards

    * Preparation of Coal Samples

    *Calculating Analytical Values of Coal to Different Bases


    Day 2 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

    * Proximate Analysis

    * Ultimate Analysis

    * Precision and Bias

    * Miscellaneous Analyses

    * Composition of Coal and Coke Ash

    * Thermal Swelling and Plastic Properties of Coals


    ASTM Coal Chemistry Techncian Training Certificate Program
    Each attendee will have the option of paying a $95 fee to take an examination at the conclusion of the course to receive an ASTM Coal Chemistry Technician Training Certificate. The examination will be composed of multiple choice questions. Each student who receives a score of 80% or better will receive a certificate indicating they have successfully achieved the learning objective of the course.

    The benefits of receiving a certificate include:

    • Helping employers judge the skills of existing or potential employees
    • Allowing certificate holders to differentiate themselves from others in their profession and advance their careers
    • Listing in the ASTM Directory of Certificate Holders


    Fee of $995 Includes:

    * Free 1-year membership in ASTM International and Committee D05

    * Copy of the Annual Book of ASTM Standard, Volume 05.06, Gaseous Fuels, Coal, and Coke

    * Copy of Coal Analysis

    * Course Notes

    * Certificate of Completion with 1.4 Continuing Education Units

    * Refreshment Breaks


    About the Instructor

    This course is taught by Dr. John T. Riley, Professor Emeritus from Western Kentucky University, where he taught advanced analytical and coal chemistry courses. Dr. Riley has served as Manager of the Coal and Fuel Characterization Laboratory, Director of the Center for Coal Science, and Director of the Materials Characterization Center of Western Kentucky University. Dr. Riley is the Vice Chairman of ASTM International Committee D05 on Coal and Coke and belongs to numerous other professional societies. He is the author or coauthor of hundreds of papers presented at scientific meetings, and 168 publications. Dr Riley received his B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Western Kentucky University and his Ph.D. in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Kentucky.


    Professional Engineers
    If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.


    Free Membership in ASTM International
    Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D05 on Coal and Coke. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)