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Standard Test Method for Volatile Matter in the Analysis of Particulate Wood Fuels

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Standard Test Method for Volatile Matter in the Analysis of Particulate Wood Fuels


1.1 This test method determines the percentage of gaseous products, exclusive of moisture vapor, in the analysis sample of particulate wood fuel that is released under the specific conditions of the test. The particulate wood fuel may be sanderdust, sawdust, pellets, green tree chips, hogged fuel, or other type particulate wood fuel having a maximum particle volume of 16.39 cm (1 in. ). Volatile matter, when determined as herein described, may be used to indicate yields on processes to provide the basis for purchasing and selling or to establish burning characteristics.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.


Burning characteristics; Gases; Green tree chips; Hogged fuel; Sanderlust; Weight loss; Wood products-wood fuel; volatile matter content (of particulate wood fuels), test,; Volatile matter content; particulate wood fuels, test

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1982 R98 EDITION



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Publication Date

May 28, 1982

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

3 pages

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