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ASTM D3172-13(2021)e1

Standard Practice for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke

Standard Practice for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke D3172-13R21E01 ASTM|D3172-13R21E01|en-US Standard Practice for Proximate Analysis of Coal and Coke Standard new BOS Vol. 05.06 Committee D05
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Significance and Use

4.1 Test methods, as herein described, can be used to establish the rank of coals, show the ratio of combustible to incombustible constituents, provide the basis for buying and selling, and evaluate for beneficiation or for other purposes.


1.1 This practice covers the determination of moisture, volatile matter, and ash and the calculation of fixed carbon on coals and cokes sampled and prepared by prescribed methods and analyzed according to ASTM established procedures.

1.2 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.

1.3 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
Developed by Subcommittee: D05.21
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D3172-13R21E01
ICS Code: 75.160.10