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1.1 This specification covers hot- and cold-finished zirconium and zirconium alloy bars, rod, and wire, other than those required for reforging, including rounds, squares, and shapes.
1.2 One unalloyed grade and three alloy grades for use in nuclear applications are described.
1.3 The products covered include the following sections and sizes:
|Rounds, squares and hexagons Flats||3/8 in. (9.5 mm) and over in diameter or size 1/ 4 to 10 in. (6.4 to 250 mm) incl in width and 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) and over in thicknessA|
|Rounds in coils for subsequent reworking||1/4 to 3/4 in. (6.4 to 19 mm) in diameter|
|Wire||less than 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) in diameter or size|
1.4 Unless a single unit is used, for example corrosion mass gain in mg/dm2, the values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore each system must be used independently of the other. SI values cannot be mixed with inch-pound values.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portions of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B350/B350M Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Ingots for Nuclear Application
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E21 Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E114 Practice for Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Straight-Beam Contact Testing
E214 Practice for Immersed Ultrasonic Testing by the Reflection Method Using Pulsed Longitudinal Waves
G2/G2M Test Method for Corrosion Testing of Products of Zirconium, Hafnium, and Their Alloys in Water at 680F [360C] or in Steam at 750F [400C]
ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods); 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)