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This project was aimed at providing the Australian coal industry with a clear, concise, unbiased and critical "Manual of Modern Coal Testing Methods" that might be of useful to coal technologists to solve problems relating the use of their coals.
The project team consisted of Lindsay Juniper (UST), Richard Sakurovs (CSIRO Energy Technology), Bob Creelman (UST) and John Pohl (UST), who carried out this review with a total ACARP budget of $52,000.
The Manual summarises the purpose, applicability, and limitations of a range of standard and modern coal testing Methods that have potential to assist the coal company technologist to better evaluate coal performance. It is presented in two volumes:
- Volume 1: The Manual: Sets out the Modern Coal Testing Methods in summarised form that can be used as a quick guide to practitioners to assist in selecting the best technique to solve their problems
- Volume 2: Appendices: Provides detailed information regarding the methods discussed in Volume 1.
It is intended that the Manual will be useful to coal technologists in dealing with their customers and to assist in providing a proactive approach to coal marketing activities. It is hoped that the size of Volume 1 will be small enough to fit in brief cases while travelling overseas, and be used as a reference manual during marketing discussions. It is also hoped that Volume 2 will provide sufficient background on the modern coal testing methods for practitioners to understand the underlying usefulness of the methods.