Standard Historical Last Updated: Nov 07, 2012
ASTM D197-87(2007)

Standard Test Method for Sampling and Fineness Test of Pulverized Coal

Significance and Use

This test method provides a means for assisting in the evaluation of pulverizers and pulverizer systems in terms of fineness specifications. It may also be used to confirm the influence of coal fineness on combustion performance and to evaluate carbon loss. By consent among interested parties, it may be used for evaluation of coal fineness in preparation, pneumatic transfer systems, etc.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the fineness by sieve analysis of coal sampled from a dry pulverizing operation. It is not applicable to products of wet milling or to fines that have clustered into an agglomerated mass.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units shall be regarded as the standard. Sample weights of 1000 g or less shall be expressed in metric units.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
Developed by Subcommittee: D05.07
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D0197-87R07
ICS Code: 73.040