This part of ISO 13909 defines the basic terms used in the sampling of solid mineral fuels, describes the
general principles of sampling and details the information to be provided in the documentation and the
sampling report. It also lists the other parts and gives guidance on the selection of the appropriate part.
ISO 13909 does not include sampling of brown coals and lignites, or sampling from coal seams, for
which guidance is given in ISO 14180. Manual sampling of coal and coke is covered in ISO 18283.