subbituminous class

n
a class of rank consisting of subbituminous C coal, subbituminous B coal, and subbituminous A coal.

ASTM D121-09a Standard Terminology of Coal and Coke. 2014.

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  • subbituminous B coal — n the rank of coal, within the subbituminous class of Classification D388, such that, on the moist, mineral matter free basis, the gross calorific value of the coal in British thermal units per pound is equal to greater than 9500 (22.10 Mj/kg)… …   Coke&Coal Terminology

  • subbituminous C coal — n the rank of coal, within the subbituminous class of Classification D388, such that, on the moist, mineral matter free basis, the gross calorific value of the coal in British thermal units per pound is equal to greater than 8300 (19.31 Mj/kg)… …   Coke&Coal Terminology

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