SCoTA Specifications

The tables below summarise the coal quality specifications as listed in SCoTA.

Please note that this information is a synopsis only and should only be used in conjunction with SCoTA. You can download the contractdownload the contract in full by becoming a Licensed User.


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DES ARA


Origin: Aus Col Pol Rus SA USA
Calorific ValueCV Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific ValueCV Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% Max 14.0% Max 14.0% Max 14.0% Max 12.0% Max 12.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 24% – 35% 31% – 37% 25% – 32% 26% – 35% 22% Min 27% – 35%
Ash (ARB) 15.0% Max 11.0% Max 15.0% Max 15.0% Max 15.0% Max 14.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 0.75% Max 0.85% Max 1.0% Max 0.75% Max 1.0% Max 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,250 Min 1,200 Min 1,150 Min 1,250 Min 1,250 Min 1,430 Min
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 7.0% Max       12.0% Max  
Chlorine (ARB)           0.15% Max

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DES ARA 5700


Origin: Aus Col Pol Rus SA USA
Calorific ValueCV Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific ValueCV Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,700 5,700 5,700 5,700 5,700 5,700
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% Max 17.0% Max 14.0% Max 15.0% Max 13.0% Max 15.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 24% – 35% 31% – 37% 25% – 32% 26% – 35% 21% Min 27% – 35%
Volatile Matter (DAF) 48% Max
Ash (ARB) 17.0% Max 12.0% Max 15.0% Max 15.0% Max 17.0% Max 15.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 0.85% Max 0.85% Max 1.00% Max 0.75% Max 1.00% Max 1.00% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,250 Min 1,150 Min 1,150 Min 1,200 Min 1,250 Min 1,250 Min
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 7.0% Max       12.0% Max  
Chlorine (ARB)           0.15% Max

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ARA


Origin: Aus Col Pol Rus SA USA
Calorific ValueCV Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific ValueCV Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% Max 14.0% Max 14.0% Max 14.0% Max 12.0% Max 12.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 24% – 35% 31% – 37% 25% – 32% 26% – 35% 22% Min 27% – 35%
Ash (ARB) 15.0% Max 11.0% Max 15.0% Max 15.0% Max 15.0% Max 14.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 0.75% Max 0.85% Max 1.0% Max 0.75% Max 1.0% Max 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,250 Min 1,250 Min 1,150 Min 1,250 Min 1,250 Min 1,430 Min
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 7.0% Max       12.0% Max  
Chlorine (ARB)           0.15% Max

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NEWC


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,850
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% Max
Volatile Matter Min (ARB) 27.0%
Volatile Matter Max (ARB) 35.0%
Ash (ARB) 14.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 0.75% Max
Selenium (DB) 2 ppm Max
Boron (DB) (typical) 60 ppm
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 7.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
Size restriction No more than 30% (by weight) of the Shipment shall pass a 2mm square mesh screen (not applicable for train assembled cargoes)

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NCIG


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,850
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% Max
Volatile Matter Min (ARB) 27.0%
Volatile Matter Max (ARB) 35.0%
Ash (ARB) 14.0% Max
Sulphur(ARB) 0.75% Max
Selenium (ARB) 2 ppm Max
Boron (DB) (typical) 60 ppm
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 7.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
Size restriction No more than 30% (by weight) of the Shipment shall pass a 2mm square mesh screen (not applicable for train assembled cargoes)

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High Ash Australia (HA Aus)


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 5,500
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,300
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% Max
Volatile Matter Min (ADB) 23.0%
Volatile Matter Max (ADB) 32.0%
Ash (ARB) 23.0% Max
Sulphur (ADB) 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
IDT Min 1,200 °C in a reducing atmosphere
Chlorine (DB) 0.3% Max
Fluorine (DB) 200µg/g Max
Phosphorous (DB) 0.15% Max
Mercury (DB) 0.6µg/g Max
Arsenic (DB) 80µg/g Max
Size restriction No more than 30% (by weight) of the Shipment shall pass a 2mm square mesh screen (not applicable for train assembled cargoes)

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RB1


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,850
Total Moisture (ARB) 12.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 22.0% Min
Ash (ARB) 15.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
IDT Min 1,250 °C in a reducing atmosphere
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 12.0% Max

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RB2


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,850
Total Moisture (ARB) 12.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 25.0% Min
Ash (ARB) 15.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
IDT Min 1,250 °C in a reducing atmosphere
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 12.0% Max

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RB2 5700


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,700
Total Moisture (ARB) 13.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 21.0% Min
Ash (ARB) 17.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
IDT Min 1,250 °C in a reducing atmosphere

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RB3


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 5,500
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,300
Total Moisture (ARB) 14.0% Max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 20.0% Min
Ash (ARB) 23.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm
IDT Min 1,150 °C in a reducing atmosphere

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FOB INDO 4200


  Typical Rejection
Calorific Value (kcal/kg GAR) 4,200 Min 4,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 3,800  
Total Moisture (ARB) 36% Max 39%
Inherent Moisture (ADB) 12%  
Volatile Matter (ADB) 40% 35 – 45%
Ash (ADB) 6% Max 8%
Sulphur (ADB) 0.4% Max 0.5%
Nitrogen (DAF) Max 2.4%
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 50 45 – 60
IDT (°C) 1,200 Min 1,150 Min
Sizing 0-50mm 95% <90%
Chlorine (DB)   Max 0.3%
Fluorine (DB)   Max 120µg/g
Phosphorus (DB)   Max 0.15%
Mercury (DB)   Max 0.6µg/g
Arsenic (DB)   Max 80µg/g

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COL 5700


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,700
Total Moisture (ARB) 17.0% Max
Volatile Matter Min (ARB) 31.0%
Volatile Matter Max (ARB) 37.0%
Volatile Matter (DAF) 48.0% Max
Ash (ARB) 12.0% Max
Sulphur (ARB) 0.85% Max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
IDT Min 1,150 °C in a reducing atmosphere
Nominal Topsize 50 mm

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HCCA FOB Australia Metallurgical Coal


  Basis / Typical Min / Max Price Adjustment +/- Per From Basis Adjustment
Floor Cap
Total Moisture (AR) 10.0% 13.0% Max 1.0% 1.0% 10.0% 8.0% 13.0%
Moisture (AD) 1.0%
Ash (AD) 9.5% 10.5% Max 1.4% 1.0% 9.5% 8.0% 10.5%
Volatile Matter (AD) 23.0% 21.0% Min / 25.0% Max 0.4% 1.0% 23.0% 21.0% 25.0%
Total Sulphur (AD) 0.60% 0.80% Max 1.20% 0.10% 0.60% 0.60% 0.80%
Calculated CSR 1 68.0 62.0 Min 0.3% 1.0 68.0 62.0 72.0
Phosphorus in Coal (AD) 0.050% 0.090% Max
Max Dilatation (ISO 23873) 90% Where VM is 21.0%-22.5%, Min = 40%. Where VM > 22.5%, Min = (16 x VM – 320)
Vitrinite Type v10-v15 95% 90% Min
Lowest sub-lot Crucible Swelling Number (CSN) 5 Min
MBI (Modified Basicity Index) 2.50 Max
CSN 8
Mean Max Reflectance 1.20%
Max Fluidity 1000 ddpm
Size (Nominal) 0-50mm
Quality Specifications
  Basis / Typical Min / Max
Total Moisture (AR) 10.0% 13.0% Max
Moisture (AD) 1.0%
Ash (AD) 9.5% 10.5% Max
Volatile Matter (AD) 23.0% 21.0% Min / 25.0% Max
Total Sulphur (AD) 0.60% 0.80% Max
Calculated CSR 1 68.0 62.0 Min
Phosphorus in Coal (AD) 0.050% 0.090% Max
Max Dilatation (ISO 23873) 90% Where VM is 21.0%-22.5%, Min = 40%. Where VM > 22.5%, Min = (16 x VM – 320)
Vitrinite Type v10-v15 95% 90% Min
Lowest sub-lot Crucible Swelling Number (CSN) 5 Min
MBI (Modified Basicity Index) 2.50 Max
CSN 8
Mean Max Reflectance 1.20%
Max Fluidity 1000 ddpm
Size (Nominal) 0-50mm

Price Adjustments
  Price Adj +/- Per From Basis Adj Floor Adj Cap
Total Moisture (AR) 1.0% 1.0% 10.0% 8.0% 13.0%
Ash (AD) 1.4% 1.0% 9.5% 8.0% 10.5%
Volatile Matter (AD) 0.4% 1.0% 23.0% 21.0% 25.0%
Total Sulphur (AD) 1.20% 0.10% 0.60% 0.60% 0.80%
Calculated CSR 0.3% 1.0 68.0 62.0 72.0


1 Calculated CSR = globalCOAL HCCA MV CSR formula:
425.4*MMR-150.2*(MMR)2+4.87*Log(MF)-12.35*MBI+2.58*MBI*Log(MF)-237.6

Log(MF) = Log10 (Maximum Fluidity). Log (MF) of >3.50 must be entered as 3.50
Modified Basicity Index (MBI) = ((Fe2O3+K2O+Na2O+CaO+MgO) / (SiO2+Al2O3)) x Ash (db) / (100-VM (db)) x 100

See our Met Coal Calculators to help calculate CSR and the final price of coal delivered.

The following brands are deliverable under the specification for HCCA Branded Transactions:
Goonyella, Moranbah North, Illawarra, Oaky Creek, North Goonyella
Each is a 'Branded Metallurgical Coal' as defined in the HCCA RSS.


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