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This specification applies to pellets of stabilized zirconium oxide used in nuclear reactors. The chemical composition requirements such as the stabilizing additive (calcium oxide or yttrium oxide), analytical chemistry methods, impurity concentration (including hafnium, boron, gadolinium, samarium, europium, dysprosium, cobalt, silicon, iron, calcium, magnesium, aluminum, titanium, thorium, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and hydrogen), and moisture concentration are prescribed. The nuclear grade pellets shall conform to the specified physical requirements which includes the following: physical dimensions, density, mechanical properties and test methods such as compressive test and thermal cycling test, and visual appearance such as end chips, circumferential chips, cracks, and fissures. The requirements for cleanliness before and after sampling and packaging are given.
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1.1 This specification applies to pellets of stabilized zirconium oxide used in nuclear reactors.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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
C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials
C1065 Specification for Nuclear-Grade Zirconium Oxide Powder
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
ANSI StandardANSI/ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications
U.S. Government DocumentCode of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 50-Energy (10 CFR 50) Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities
ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology); 71.060.20 (Oxides)
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ASTM C1066-09(2015), Standard Specification for Nuclear Grade Zirconium Oxide Pellets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top