ASTM C785 - 08

    Standard Specification for Nuclear-Grade Aluminum Oxide Pellets

    Active Standard ASTM C785 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to pellets of aluminum oxide that may be ultimately used in a reactor core, for example, as filler or spacers within fuel, burnable poison, or control rods. In order to distinguish between the subject pellets and burnable poison pellets, it is established that the subject pellets are not intended to be used as neutron-absorbing material.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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

    C559 Test Method for Bulk Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles

    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

    C1233 Practice for Determining Equivalent Boron Contents of Nuclear Materials

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/ASMENQA-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, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology); 71.060.20 (Oxides)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0785-08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C785-08, Standard Specification for Nuclear-Grade Aluminum Oxide Pellets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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