ASTM E279 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Abrasion Resistance of Iron Ore Pellets, Lump, and Sinter by the Tumbler Test

    Active Standard ASTM E279 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is a comparative method intended primarily to test materials for compliance with compositional specifications or for monitoring. It is assumed that all who use these procedures will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Appropriate quality control practices must be followed such as those described in Guide E882.

    5.2 This test method is used to monitor the feed to blast furnaces and gas-based direct reduction plants for process control.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a relative measure of the resistance of iron ore pellets, lump, and sinter to degradation by impact and by abrasion.

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

    1.3 Results given by this test method should be similar to those from ISO 3271 (see Appendix X1 for details).

    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.

    ISO Standards

    ASTM Standards

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E276 Test Method for Particle Size or Screen Analysis at No. 4 (4.75-mm) Sieve and Finer for Metal-Bearing Ores and Related Materials

    E389 Test Method for Particle Size or Screen Analysis at No. 4 (4.75-mm) Sieve and Coarser for Metal-Bearing Ores and Related Materials

    E877 Practice for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Iron Ores and Related Materials for Determination of Chemical Composition and Physical Properties

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.060.10 (Iron ores)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101601(Iron ore)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E0279-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E279-18, Standard Test Method for Determination of Abrasion Resistance of Iron Ore Pellets, Lump, and Sinter by the Tumbler Test, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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