ASTM C708 - 08

    Specification for Nuclear-Grade Beryllium Oxide Powder

    Active Standard ASTM C708 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification defines the physical and chemical requirements of nuclear-grade beryllium oxide (BeO) powder to be used in fabricating nuclear components.

    1.2 This specification does not include requirements for health and safety. , , It recognizes the material as a Class B poison and suggests that producers and users become thoroughly familiar with and comply to applicable federal, state, and local regulations and handling guidelines.

    1.3 Special tests and procedures are given in Annex A1 and Annex A2.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C373 Test Method for Water Absorption, Bulk Density, Apparent Porosity, and Apparent Specific Gravity of Fired Whiteware Products

    C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials

    C1233 Practice for Determining Equivalent Boron Contents of Nuclear Materials

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/ASMENQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.060.20 (Oxides)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C0708-08

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