ASTM D5187 - 21

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Crystallite Size (Lc) of Calcined Petroleum Coke by X-Ray Diffraction

    Active Standard ASTM D5187 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The crystallinity of petroleum coke, as reflected by the Lc value, is a general measure of quality affecting suitability for end use and is a function of the heat treatment.

    5.2 The crystallite thickness is used to determine the extent of such heat treatment, for example, during calcination. The value of the Lc determined is not affected by coke microporosity or the presence of foreign, non-crystalline materials such as dedust oil.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the mean crystallite thickness of a representative, pulverized sample of calcined petroleum coke by interpretation of a X-ray diffraction pattern produced through conventional X-ray scanning techniques.

    1.2 Calcined petroleum coke contains crystallites of different thicknesses. This test method covers the determination of the average thickness of all crystallites in the sample by empirical interpretation of the X-ray diffraction pattern. The crystallite diameter (La) is not determined by this test method.

    1.3 The values stated in SI (metric) units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are provided for information purposes 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    D6969 Practice for Preparation of Calcined Petroleum Coke Samples for Analysis

    D6970 Practice for Collection of Calcined Petroleum Coke Samples for Analysis

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101604(Coke)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5187-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5187-21, Standard Test Method for Determination of Crystallite Size (Lc) of Calcined Petroleum Coke by X-Ray Diffraction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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