ASTM C1008-99

    Standard Specification for Sintered (Uranium-Plutonium) Dioxide Pellets-Fast Reactor Fuel

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing rigid electrical insulation normally manufactured in flat sheet or plate form. They are generally used as terminal boards, spacers, voltage barriers, and circuit boards.

    Note 1—For tests applying to vulcanized fiber reference should be made to Test Methods D 619.

    Note 2—This standard resembles IEC 60893-2, Specification for Rigid Industrial Laminated Sheets Based On Thermosetting Resins for Electrical Purpose, Methods of Tests.

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    1.2 The test methods appear in the following sections:

    TestSectionsASTM Test Method
    Acetone extractable matter 83 to 84D 494
    Arc resistance47 D 495
    Ash56 to 60 ...
    Bonding strength49 to 54...
    Burning rate and flame resistance61 to 75...
    Compressive strength25 D 695
    Conditioning4 D 6054
    Dissipation factor34 to 40D 669
    Dielectric strength28 to 33D 149
    Expansion (linear thermal)76D 696
    Flexural properties12 to 24D 790
    Hardness (Rockwell)55 D 785
    Insulation resistance and resistivity41 to 46D 257
    Permittivity34 to 40D 150
    Resistance to impact26 D 256
    Tensile properties7 to 11D 638
    Thickness5 to 6D 374
    Tracking resistance48 D 2132
    Warp or twist77 to 82...
    Water absorption27 D 570

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The metric equivalents of inch-pound units given in these test methods may be approximate.

    1.4 This is a fire-test-response standard. See Sections 61 through 75, which are the procedures for burning rate and flame resistance.

    1.5 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 31.1 and 61.5.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C698 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Mixed Oxides ((U, Pu)O2)

    C753 Specification for Nuclear-Grade, Sinterable Uranium Dioxide Powder

    C757 Specification for Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Dioxide Powder, Sinterable

    C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials

    C1165 Test Method for Determining Plutonium by Controlled-Potential Coulometry in H2SO4 at a Platinum Working Electrode

    C1204 Test Method for Uranium in Presence of Plutonium by Iron(II) Reduction in Phosphoric Acid Followed by Chromium(VI) Titration

    C1206 Test Method for Plutonium by Iron (II)/Chromium (VI) Amperometric Titration

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/ASMENQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications

    U.S. Government Documents

    U.S.NuclearRegulator Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1008-99

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