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noncaking coal [1 record]

Record 1 2012-03-09


Subject field(s)
  • Classification of Coal
  • Characteristics of Coal

Coal that does not fuse together or cake when heated but burns freely.


Coals with a high index are referred to as coking coals; those with a low index are referred to as free-burning coal.


As opposed to "caking coal."

Key term(s)
  • non-caking coal
  • freeburning coal
  • freeash coal
  • nonbaking coal


  • Classification des charbons
  • Caractéristiques des charbons

Lignite : Charbon non agglomérant dont le pouvoir calorifique supérieur n’atteint pas 23 860 kJ[kilojoules]/kg[kilogrammes] (5 700 kcal[kilocalories]/kg) sur échantillon exempt de cendres humides et contenant plus de 31 % de matières volatiles sur produit sec exempt de matières minérales.


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