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    D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants

    Title: Symposium on Graphite Testing for Nuclear Applications: The Validity and Extension of Test Methods for Material Exposed to Operating Reactor Environments

    Dates: Thursday September 23 2021 - Friday September 24 2021

    Location: Virtual; ,

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    About the Event

    The Symposium on Graphite Testing for Nuclear Applications: The Validity and Extension of Test Methods for Material Exposed to Operating Reactor Environments will be held Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, 2021. Sponsored by ASTM Subcommittee D02.F on Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Products, the symposium will be held virtually via Webex.

    Objective and Scope

    The ASTM D02.F subcommittee has developed and continues to maintain a suite of standards and guides for graphite testing, the majority of which were developed with the participation of graphite manufacturers for use on as-manufactured graphite where there are no specimen volume or geometry constraints. Over recent years, the subcommittee has focused on nuclear applications and the applicability of these standards to small specimens and small specimen populations. This symposium will provide a forum for national laboratories, academics, nuclear graphite specialists, new reactor designers, nuclear regulators and individuals working in the nuclear waste management and decommissioning industry to develop this theme further by reviewing the applicability of standards to materials exposed to operating reactor environments.

    Topics for this symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Measurements on irradiated samples
    • Measurements on oxidized samples
    • Measurement on samples impregnated with molten salts
    • Measurement requirements and issues from a nuclear regulator perspective

    Particular attention should be given to processes for the handling and testing of material, the implications of test result validity in the absence of certified standards, and confidence in and representativeness of test results in the context of operating plant conditions.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Technical Program

    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click on D02 Technical Program.

    Registration Information

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    ASTM Member Fee50.00
    Non-Member Fee75.00

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium and submit it to ASTM Symposia Operations. A certificate will be emailed to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairs.

    Symposium Chair:
    Nassia Tzelepi
    Phone: +44 7894836532

    Symposium Co-Chair:
    Will Windes
    Phone: +1 (208) 526-6985

    Symposium Co-Chair:
    Martin Metcalfe
    Phone: +44 7715362026

    Standards Development Meetings

    Committee D02 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information about the committee and its meetings, please visit the committee’s homepage at D02 Homepage or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Alyson Fick at

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