ASTM D5865 / D5865M - 19

    Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke

    Active Standard ASTM D5865 / D5865M | Developed by Subcommittee: D05.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The gross calorific value can be used to compute the total calorific content of the quantity of coal or coke represented by the sample for payment purposes.

    5.2 The gross calorific value can be used for computing the calorific value versus sulfur content to determine whether the coal meets regulatory requirements for industrial fuels.

    5.3 The gross calorific value can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of beneficiation processes.

    5.4 The gross calorific value can be required to classify coals according to Classification D388.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method pertains to the determination of the gross calorific value of coal and coke by either an isoperibol or adiabatic combustion calorimeter.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 8.

    1.4 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

    D121 Terminology of Coal and Coke

    D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis

    D388 Classification of Coals by Rank

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D2013 Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis

    D3173 Test Method for Moisture in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke

    D3177 Test Methods for Total Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke

    D3180 Practice for Calculating Coal and Coke Analyses from As-Determined to Different Bases

    D4239 Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion

    D7582 Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke by Macro Thermogravimetric Analysis

    E144 Practice for Safe Use of Oxygen Combustion Vessels

    E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations

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

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory

    E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.040 (Coals)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D5865_D5865M-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5865 / D5865M-19, Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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