Significance and Use
Uranium hexafluoride is a basic material used to prepare nuclear reactor fuel. To be suitable for this purpose the material must meet criteria for uranium content, isotopic composition and metallic impurities in Specification C 787 and C 996. This practice results in the complete dissolution of the sample for uranium and impurities analysis, and determination of isotopic distribution by mass spectrometry as described in, for example, Test Methods C 761.
1.1 This practice covers the dissolution of UF6 from a P-10 tube to provide solutions for analysis.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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. For specific safeguard and safety precaution statements, see Section 8.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C761 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride
C787 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride for Enrichment
C996 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride Enriched to Less Than 5 % 235U
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
dissolution; P-10 tube; uranium hexafluoride; uranium hexafluoride dissolution; Dissolution; P-10 tube; Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) ;
ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)
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