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1.1 This specification covers uranium oxides, including processed byproducts or scrap material (powder, pellets, or pieces), that are intended for dissolution into uranyl nitrate solution meeting the requirements of Specification C788 prior to conversion into nuclear grade UO2 powder with a 235U content of less than 5 %. This specification defines the impurity and uranium isotope limits for such urania powders that are to be dissolved prior to processing to nuclear grade UO2 as defined in Specification C753.
1.2 This specification provides the nuclear industry with a general standard for such uranium oxide powders. It recognizes the diversity of conversion processes and the processes to which such powders are subsequently to be subjected (for instance, by solvent extraction). It is therefore anticipated that it may be necessary to include supplementary specification limits by agreement between the buyer and seller.
1.3 The scope of this specification does not comprehensively cover all provisions for preventing criticality accidents, for health and safety, or for shipping. Observance of this specification does not relieve the user of the obligation to conform to all international, national, state and local regulations for processing, shipping, or any other way of using urania powders (see 2.2 and 2.3).
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C696 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Uranium Dioxide Powders and Pellets
C753 Specification for Nuclear-Grade, Sinterable Uranium Dioxide Powder
C788 Specification for Nuclear-Grade Uranyl Nitrate Solution or Crystals
C799 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Uranyl Nitrate Solutions
C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials
C996 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride Enriched to Less Than 5 % 235U
C1233 Practice for Determining Equivalent Boron Contents of Nuclear Materials
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
ANSI StandardANSI/ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications
U.S. Government DocumentFederal Regulations Title 10, (Energy) Part 50, Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities
ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)
UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel)
ASTM C1334-05(2010), Standard Specification for Uranium Oxides with a 235U Content of Less Than 5 % for Dissolution Prior to Conversion to Nuclear-Grade Uranium Dioxide, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top