TDF Standards

TDF Standards

TDF standards ASTM 6700-01 “Standard Practice for Use of Scrap Tire-Derived Fuel”

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) approved ASTM 6700-01, an International Standard for TDF, in 2006. ASTM Standard D-6700-01 “Standard Practice for Use of Scrap Tire-Derived Fuel” offers end-users and potential end-users an industry-accepted standard against which they can compare all tire chips.

The standard:

  • Provides definitive parameters for size, distribution, sampling and testing
  • Provides a single sampling and testing protocol
  • Provides guidance for the material recovery of scrap tires for their fuel value
  • Explains tdf use when blended and combusted under normal operatingconditions with originally specified fuels

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