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This specification covers UNS R60001, R60802, R60804, and R60901 wrought zirconium and zirconium alloy bars, rods, and wires. All material grades covered should conform to the required chemical composition requirements. Elements that are intentionally added to the melt should be identified, analyzed and reported in the chemical analysis. The zirconium and zirconium alloys should be made from ingots produced by vacuum or plasma arc melting, vacuum electron-beam melting, a combination of the three methods, or other melting processes conventionally used for reactive metals. All processes should be performed in furnaces specifically for reactive metals. Mill products included in this specification should be formed with conventional extrusion, forging, or rolling equipment that is used in primary ferrous and nonferrous plants. The cold worked and annealed materials should be in fully annealed condition unless otherwise specified. Hot worked shapes should be furnished in not descaled, mechanically descaled, or mechanically descaled and pickled finish, while cold-worked shapes should be furnished in cold-worked, ground, or pickled finish.
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1.1 This specification covers four grades of wrought zirconium and zirconium alloy bars, rod, and wire as follows:
1.1.1 R60001—Unalloyed grade,
1.1.2 R60802—Zirconium-Tin alloy (Zircaloy 2),
1.1.3 R60804—Zirconium-Tin alloy (Zircaloy 4), and
1.1.4 R60901—Zirconium-Niobium alloy.
1.2 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.
1.3 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)
UNSPSC Code 30102402(Non ferrous alloy rods)
ASTM B351 / B351M-13, Standard Specification for Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Bars, Rod, and Wire for Nuclear Application, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top