ASTM E1552 - 08

    Standard Test Method for Determining Hafnium in Zirconium and Zirconium Alloys By Direct Current Plasma—Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E1552 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF Version 3 $37.00   ADD TO CART
    Print Version 3 $37.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 6 $44.40   ADD TO CART


    Significance and Use

    When zirconium materials are used in nuclear applications, it is necessary that hafnium, a neutron absorber, be present only at very low concentrations.

    This test method is useful in testing materials for compliance with the compositional requirements as given in Specifications B 349/B 349M, B 350/B 350M, B 351/B 351M, B 352/B 352M, B 353, B 493, B 494/B 494M, B 495, B 523/B 523M, B 550/B 550M, B 551/B 551M, B 653/B 653M, B 658/B 658M, B 752, and B 811.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of hafnium in zirconium and zirconium alloys in concentrations greater than 0.003 %.

    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 problems, 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B349/B349M Specification for Zirconium Sponge and Other Forms of Virgin Metal for Nuclear Application

    B350/B350M Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Ingots for Nuclear Application

    B351/B351M Specification for Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Bars, Rod, and Wire for Nuclear Application

    B352/B352M Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Sheet, Strip, and Plate for Nuclear Application

    B353 Specification for Wrought Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Seamless and Welded Tubes for Nuclear Service (Except Nuclear Fuel Cladding)

    B493 Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Forgings

    B494/B494M Specification for Primary Zirconium

    B495 Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Ingots

    B523/B523M Specification for Seamless and Welded Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Tubes

    B550/B550M Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Bar and Wire

    B551/B551M Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Strip, Sheet, and Plate

    B614 Practice for Descaling and Cleaning Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Surfaces

    B653/B653M Specification for Seamless and Welded Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Welding Fittings

    B658/B658M Specification for Seamless and Welded Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Pipe

    B752 Specification for Castings, Zirconium-Base, Corrosion Resistant, for General Application

    B811 Specification for Wrought Zirconium Alloy Seamless Tubes for Nuclear Reactor Fuel Cladding

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E1097 Guide for Determination of Various Elements by Direct Current Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.99 (Other non-ferrous metals and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141751(Zirconium Zr); 41115403(Spectrometers)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1552-08

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    ASTM E1552

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top