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This specification provides the chemical and physical properties and requirements for nuclear-grade aluminum oxide powder intended for fabrication into shapes for nuclear applications. The materials shall conform to physical requirements as to particle size distribution, and specific surface area, and chemical requirements as to loss-on-ignition, and total and elemental concentrations of all impurities. Impurities may include silicaon, iron-chromium-nickel, magnesium, sodium, calcium, hafnium, fluorine, fluorine-chlorine-iodine-bromine, gadolinium, samarium, europium, and dysprosium.
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1.1 This specification provides the chemical and physical requirements for nuclear-grade aluminum oxide powder intended for fabrication into shapes for nuclear applications. Two specific uses for which this powder is intended are Al2O3 pellets and Al2O3 − B4C composite pellets for use as thermal insulator or burnable neutron absorbers, respectively.
1.2 The material described herein shall be particulate in nature.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
U.S. Government DocumentCode of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 50-Energy (10CFR 50), Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities Available from U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Mail Stop: SDE, Washington, D.C., 20401.
C809 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Aluminum Oxide and AluminumOxide-Boron Carbide Composite Pellets
C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
ANSI StandardANSI/ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology); 71.060.20 (Oxides)
UNSPSC Code 12171602(Inorganic metal oxides)
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ASTM C1031-11(2016), Standard Specification for Nuclear-Grade Aluminum Oxide Powder, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top