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 contract in full by becoming a Licensed User.


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DES ARA


For cargos originating from: Aus Col Pol Rus SA USA
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific Value 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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DAP RTM


For cargos originating from: Aus Col Pol Rus SA USA
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% max 16.0% 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 12.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max
Sulphur (ARB) 0.75% max 1.0% 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 1,100 min 1,150 min 1,100 min 1,250 min 1,200 min
Calcium Oxide in Ash (DB) 7.0% max       12.0% max  
Chlorine (ARB)           0.15% max

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ARA


For cargos originating from: Aus Col Pol Rus SA USA
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific Value 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


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 (ARB) 22.0%
Volatile Matter Max (ARB) 35.0%
Ash (ARB) 23.0% max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70
IDT Min 1,200 °C in a reducing atmosphere
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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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
ng>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)   Max0.6µg/g
Arsenic (DB)   Max 80µg/g

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FOB INDO


  INDO A INDO B INDO C
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 5,500 4,900
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,800 5,350 4,600
Total Moisture (ARB) 15.0% max 22.0% max 28.0% max
Volatile Matter (ADB) 36 – 45% 36 – 45% 36 – 45%
Ash (ADB) 15.0% max 15.0% max 10.0% max
Sulphur (ADB) 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max
Nitrogen (DAF) 2.4% max 2.4% max 2.4% max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 40 min 40 min 40 min
IDT (°C) 1,200 min 1,150 min 1,100 min
Topsize 50mm 50mm 50mm

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FOB COL


Specifications  
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,750
Total Moisture (ARB) 16.0% max
Volatile Matter Min (ARB) 31.0%
Volatile Matter Max (ARB) 37.0%
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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CFR SOUTH CHINA 5500


For cargos originating from: Col Aus Rus Indo SA USA Boh
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250
Total Moisture (ARB) 19.0% max 15.0% max 18.0% max 22.0% max 14.0% max 17.0% max 17.0% max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 30% – 42% 22% – 35% 30% – 38% 36% – 45% 20% min 28% – 37% 20% – 30%
Ash (ARB) 15.0% max 23.0% max 24.0% max 15.0% max 23.0% max 15.0% max 14.0% max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 0.9% max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 40 (min) 45 – 70 45 – 70 40 (min) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,100 min 1,200 min 1,100 min 1,150 min 1,150 min 1,100 min 1,100 min

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CFR SOUTH CHINA 6000


For cargos originating from: Col Aus Rus Indo SA USA Boh
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750
Total Moisture (ARB) 16.0% max 15.0% max 14.0% max 15.0% max 12.0% max 12.0% max 15.0% max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 31% – 37% 24% – 35% 26% – 35% 36% – 45% 21% min 27% – 35% 25% – 31%
Ash (ARB) 12.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max 16.0% max 15.0% max 14.0% max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% max 0.75% max 0.75% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 0.9% max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 40 (min) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,100 min 1,250 min 1,100 min 1,200 min 1,250 min 1,200 min 1,200 min

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CFR Krishnapatnam, India 5500


For cargos originating from: Col Aus Rus Indo SA USA Boh
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250 5,250
Total Moisture (ARB) 19.0% max 15.0% max 18.0% max 22.0% max 14.0% max 17.0% max 17.0% max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 30% – 42% 22% – 35% 30% – 38% 36% – 45% 20% min 28% – 37% 20% – 30%
Ash (ARB) 15.0% max 23.0% max 24.0% max 15.0% max 23.0% max 15.0% max 14.0% max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 0.9% max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 40 (min) 45 – 70 45 – 70 40 (min) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,100 min 1,200 min 1,100 min 1,150 min 1,150 min 1,100 min 1,100 min

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CFR Krishnapatnam, India 6000


For cargos originating from: Col Aus Rus Indo SA USA Boh
Calorific Value Basis (kcal/kg NCV) 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Calorific Value Min (kcal/kg NCV) 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750
Total Moisture (ARB) 16.0% max 15.0% max 14.0% max 15.0% max 12.0% max 12.0% max 15.0% max
Volatile Matter (ARB) 31% – 37% 24% – 35% 26% – 35% 36% – 45% 21% min 27% – 35% 25% – 31%
Ash (ARB) 12.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max 15.0% max 16.0% max 15.0% max 14.0% max
Sulphur (ARB) 1.0% max 0.75% max 0.75% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 1.0% max 0.9% max
Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70 40 (min) 45 – 70 45 – 70 45 – 70
Nominal Topsize 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
IDT (°C) 1,100 min 1,250 min 1,100 min 1,200 min 1,250 min 1,200 min 1,200 min

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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 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% For Coal with VM≠ between 21.0% and 22.5% (inclusive), the Min shall be 40%

For Coal with VM≠ greater than 22.5%, the Min shall be calculated in accordance with the following formula:
(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

MBI = ((Fe2O3+K2O+Na2O+CaO+MgO) / (SiO2+Al2O3)) x Ash (db) / (100-VM (db)) x 100

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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