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  • ASTM D 3302/D3302M : 2019

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    Standard Test Method for Total Moisture in Coal

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  28-09-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  21-10-2019

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This test method covers the measurement of the total moisture in coal as it exists at the site, at the time, and under the conditions it is sampled. It is applicable to coals as mined, processed, shipped, or used in normal commercial pursuits. It is not applicable to coal-water slurries, sludges, or pulverized products under 0.5 mm-diameter sieve size. It is applicable to coals of all ranks within the recognized limitations imposed by oxidation and decomposition characteristics of lower rank coals. Because of its empirical nature, strict adherence to basic principles and permissive procedures are required for valid results (see Appendix X1). This complete standard is available to producers, sellers, and consumers as a total moisture method when other procedures or modifications are not mutually agreed on.

    1.2Since coal can vary from extremely wet (water-saturated) to completely dry, special emphasis must be placed on the sampling, sample preparation, and the moisture determination itself to ensure total reliability of measurement. Therefore, this standard entails collection of the gross sample, sample preparation, and the method of determination.

    1.3While it is recognized that such a standard may be unwieldy for routine usage in commercial operations, it can provide a common base for agreement in cases of dispute or arbitration. The complete standard is referred to as the referee method. Embodied in the standard is the commercial method starting with the crushed and divided sample when the gross sample is not too wet to crush and divide. See Practice D2961/D2961M and Test Method D3173 for other moisture methods.

    1.4Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.5This 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.

    1.6This 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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    Committee D 05
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 6796 : 2021 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Production of Coal, Coke and Coal Combustion Samples for Interlaboratory Studies
    ASTM D 388 : 2019 : REV A Standard Classification of Coals by Rank
    ASTM D 346/D346M : 2011 : R2019 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis
    ASTM D 291/D291M : 2020 Standard Test Method for Bulk Density of Crushed Bituminous Coal
    ASTM D 2013/D2013M : 2021 Standard Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 2013 : 2000 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Practice of Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis
    ASTM D 5865 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke
    ASTM D 2013 : 2000 : REV A Standard Practice of Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis
    ASTM D 2013 : 2000 Standard Practice of Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis
    ASTM D 2234/D2234M : 2009 Standard Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal
    ASTM D 5865 : 1999 : REV A Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke
    ASTM D 5865 : 2001 : REV A Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke
    ASTM D 388 : 1999 Standard Classification of Coals by Rank
    ASTM D 121 : 2000 : EDT 1 Standard Terminology of Coal and Coke
    ASTM D 7430 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Mechanical Sampling of Coal
    ASTM D 121 : 2001 Standard Terminology of Coal and Coke
    ASTM D 5865 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke
    ASTM D 7430 : 2018 : REV A : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Mechanical Sampling of Coal
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