1.1 This specification covers the classification, processing, and properties of nuclear grade graphite billets with dimensions sufficient to meet the designer’s requirements for fuel elements, moderator or reflector blocks, in a high temperature gas cooled reactor. The graphite classes specified here would be suitable for reactor core applications where neutron irradiation induced dimensional changes are a significant design consideration.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. (See IEEE/ASTM SI 10.)
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C559 Test Method for Bulk Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles
C709 Terminology Relating to Manufactured Carbon and Graphite
C781 Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Materials for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Components
C838 Test Method for Bulk Density of As-Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Shapes
C1233 Practice for Determining Equivalent Boron Contents of Nuclear Materials
D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis
D2638 Test Method for Real Density of Calcined Petroleum Coke by Helium Pycnometer
NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990.
chemical properties; mechanical properties; nuclear graphite; physical properties; processing; Isotropic nuclear graphites; Nuclear graphite ;
ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)
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