Method D-5865-07a

Standard Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke

This method determines the gross calorific value of coal and coke using either a isoperibol (calorimeter where the surrounding jacket is maintained at constant temperature) or adiabatic (variant temperature) bomb calorimeter.  content of the quantity of coal or coke represented by the sample for payment purposes.

The gross calorific value can be used for computing the calorific value versus sulfur content to determine whether the coal meets regulatory requirements for industrial fuels, used to evaluate the effectiveness of beneficiation processes, or classify coals according to Classification D 388.

This method replaces ASTM D3286-96.





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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   None specified in method.
Preservatives:   None
Required Preps:   None
Collection Method:   Grab sampling
Analytical Methodology:   Isoperibol or adiabatic bomb calorimeter

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.