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ASTM E953 1988 Edition, March 25, 1988
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Superseded By: ASTM E953/E953M
Standard Test Method for Fusibility of Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Ash
Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2004
Additional Comments: W/D S/S BY ASTM E953/E953M
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This test method covers the observation of the temperatures at which triangular pyramids (cones) prepared from RDF ash attain and pass through certain stages of fusing and flow when heated at a specific rate in controlled, mildly-reducing, and oxidizing atmospheres.

The test method is empirical, and strict observance of the requirements and conditions is necessary to obtain reproducible temperatures and enable different laboratories to obtain concordant results.

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

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. See Section 6 for additional hazard information.