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Standard Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke

ASTM-D3176 - 1989 R02 EDITION - SUPERSEDED -- See the following: ASTM-D22 ASTM-D271
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Standard Practice for Ultimate Analysis of Coal and Coke


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 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

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 D 3172) permits cursory valuation of coals for use as fuel or in other carbonaceous processes and of cokes for metallurgical purpose.


coal; coke; industries; ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

05.06 (Gaseous Fuels; Coal and Coke)

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75.160.10 (Solid fuels Including coal products, coke, peat, wood, derivatives of coal pyrolysis, etc. Coals, see 73.040)

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1989 R02 EDITION



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Sept. 29, 1989

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3 pages

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