ASTM D8097 - 17

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Bulk Density for Specific Size Fractions of Calcined Petroleum Coke Using a Transaxial Pressure Pycnometer

    Active Standard ASTM D8097 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The bulk density is an indicator of calcined petroleum coke porosity and packing capability which is an important coke property for anode production in aluminum industry. This procedure will allow an automated measurement of specific sized fractions ranging from 8 mm to 0.25 mm coke particles.

    5.2 Results from this test method are used in determining coke specifications, classification purposes, and for quality control.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The test method covers the determination of bulk density for a specific size fraction of calcined petroleum coke using an automated pycnometer that compacts coke by applying transaxial pressure under a controlled force.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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 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

    D6969 Practice for Preparation of Calcined Petroleum Coke Samples for Analysis

    D6970 Practice for Collection of Calcined Petroleum Coke Samples for Analysis

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    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/D8097-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8097-17, Standard Test Method for Determination of Bulk Density for Specific Size Fractions of Calcined Petroleum Coke Using a Transaxial Pressure Pycnometer, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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