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1.1 This specification covers seamless and welded wrought zirconium and zirconium-alloy tubes for nuclear application. Nuclear fuel cladding is covered in Specification B 811.
1.2 Five grades of reactor grade zirconium and zirconium alloys suitable for nuclear application are described.
1.2.1 The present UNS numbers designated for the five grades are given in Table 1.
1.3 Unless a single unit is used, for example corrosion mass gain in mg/dm, 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.
1.4 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
B811 Specification for Wrought Zirconium Alloy Seamless Tubes for Nuclear Reactor Fuel Cladding
E8 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
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
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 77.150.99 (Other products of non-ferrous metals)