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Significance and Use
3.1 Silver-indium-cadmium alloy is used as a control material in nuclear reactors. In order to be suitable for this purpose, the material must meet the specifications for assay and impurity content. These test methods are designed to show whether or not a given material meets the specifications as given in Specification .
3.1.1 An assay is performed to determine whether the material has the chemical composition specified.
3.1.2 The impurity content is determined to ensure that the maximum concentration limit of impurities is not exceeded.
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear grade silver-indium-cadmium (Ag-In-Cd) alloys to determine compliance with specifications.
1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:
Silver, Indium, and Cadmium by a Titration Method
Trace Impurities by Carrier-Distillation Spectro-
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard and precautionary statements, see Section and Practices .
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C752 Specification for Nuclear-Grade Silver-Indium-Cadmium Alloy
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E115 Practice for Photographic Processing in Optical Emission Spectrographic Analysis
Other DocumentNBS Circular 602 Available from National Institute
ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)
UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)
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ASTM C760-90(2020), Standard Test Methods for Chemical and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Silver-Indium-Cadmium Alloys, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top