1.1 This test method specifies a method for the determination of loosed and tapped bulk density of plutonium oxide powder. 1.2 This test method is applicable when limited quantities of powder (10 mL or less) are available for performance of the measurements. Alternative test methods, such as Test Method B527 or D7481, may be used when sufficient quantities are available. 1.3 This test method contains notes that are explanatory and are not part of the mandatory requirements of the method. 1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. 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.
This test method is intended for determination of bulk or tap density, or both, for plutonium oxide or similar metallic powders or compounds in the nuclear industry. It is intended for use when the quantity of available material for performing the measurements is limited due to reasons such as nuclear safety or laboratory-scale limits on nuclear inventory.
powder metallurgy; packed density; apparent density; nuclear materials
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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