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ASTM D3176-09

Standard Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke

Standard Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke D3176-09 ASTM|D3176-09|en-US Standard Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke Standard new BOS Vol. 05.06 Committee D05
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Significance and Use

Summarizing the ash content and the content of the organic constituents in a specific format under the heading, Ultimate Analysis, provides a convenient and uniform system for comparing coals or cokes. This tabulation used with that of Proximate Analysis (Practice D3172) permits cursory valuation of coals for use as fuel or in other carbonaceous processes and of cokes for metallurgical purpose.


1.1 This practice covers the term ultimate analysis as it is applied to the analysis of coal and coke. The information derived is intended for the general utilization by applicable industries, to provide the basis for evaluation, beneficiation, or for other purposes.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
Developed by Subcommittee: D05.21
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3176-09
ICS Code: 75.160.10