ASTM C758 - 04(2010)

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Metal

    Active Standard ASTM C758 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods are designed to show whether a given material meets the purchaser's specifications.

    An assay is performed to determine whether the material has the specified plutonium content.

    Determination of the isotopic content of the plutonium is made to establish whether the effective fissile content is in compliance with the purchaser's specifications.

    Impurity content is verified by a variety of methods to ensure that the maximum concentration limit of specified impurities is not exceeded. Determination of impurities is also required for calculation of the equivalent boron content (EBC).

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, nuclear, and radiochemical analysis of nuclear-grade plutonium metal to determine compliance with specifications.


    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

    C697 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Dioxide Powders and Pellets

    C698 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Mixed Oxides ((U, Pu)O2)

    C759 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Nitrate Solutions

    C852 Guide for Design Criteria for Plutonium Gloveboxes

    C1009 Guide for Establishing a Quality Assurance Program for Analytical Chemistry Laboratories Within the Nuclear Industry

    C1068 Guide for Qualification of Measurement Methods by a Laboratory Within the Nuclear Industry

    C1108 Test Method for Plutonium by Controlled-Potential Coulometry

    C1128 Guide for Preparation of Working Reference Materials for Use in Analysis of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Materials

    C1156 Guide for Establishing Calibration for a Measurement Method Used to Analyze Nuclear Fuel Cycle Materials

    C1165 Test Method for Determining Plutonium by Controlled-Potential Coulometry in H2SO4 at a Platinum Working Electrode

    C1168 Practice for Preparation and Dissolution of Plutonium Materials for Analysis

    C1206 Test Method for Plutonium by Iron (II)/Chromium (VI) Amperometric Titration

    C1210 Guide for Establishing a Measurement System Quality Control Program for Analytical Chemistry Laboratories Within the Nuclear Industry

    C1235 Test Method for Plutonium by Titanium(III)/Cerium(IV) Titration

    C1268 Test Method for Quantitative Determination of Americium 241 in Plutonium by Gamma-Ray Spectrometry

    C1297 Guide for Qualification of Laboratory Analysts for the Analysis of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Materials

    C1307 Test Method for Plutonium Assay by Plutonium (III) Diode Array Spectrophotometry

    C1415 Test Method for 238Pu Isotopic Abundance By Alpha Spectrometry

    C1432 Test Method for Determination of Impurities in Plutonium: Acid Dissolution, Ion Exchange Matrix Separation, and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopic (ICP/AES) Analysis

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0758-04R10

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