ASTM D291 - 07(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Cubic Foot Weight of Crushed Bituminous Coal

    Active Standard ASTM D291 | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This test method concerns the compaction of crushed coal to determine either its compacted or uncompacted weight, for purposes such as charging coke ovens.


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers two procedures for determining the cubic foot weight of crushed coal less than 11/2 in. (37 mm) in size, such as is charged into coke ovens, as follows:

    1.1.1 Procedure A—The cone procedure for determining an uncompacted weight per cubic foot (cubic metre).

    1.1.2 Procedure B—The dropped-coal procedure for determining a compacted weight per cubic foot (cubic metre), comparable to actual bulk densities attained in coke ovens.

    1.2 This test method is not applicable to the testing of powdered coal as used in boiler plants, nor to the determination of weights per cubic foot of coal in storage piles.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Mass may be expressed in metric values.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D440 Test Method of Drop Shatter Test for Coal

    D2234/D2234M Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal

    D3038 Test Method for Drop Shatter Test for Coke

    D3302 Test Method for Total Moisture in Coal

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

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101601(Coal)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0291-07R12

    Citation Format

    ASTM D291-07(2012), Standard Test Method for Cubic Foot Weight of Crushed Bituminous Coal, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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