ASTM D8104 - 17

    Standard Guide for Determining Coating Qualification Test Data Applicability

    Active Standard ASTM D8104 | Developed by Subcommittee: D33.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 For conformance with the intent of the criteria listed in 2.2 and 2.3, coating qualification tests are founded on plant-specific test parameters that realistically reflect or bound the material and process variables that can reasonably be expected to influence qualification testing performance.

    4.2 This guide provides guidance for evaluating existing coating system qualification data for applicability to the nuclear plant desiring to use a coating system not previously used in the plant or to qualify an existing coating system.

    4.3 It is recognized that new-build plants, as well as small modular reactors currently under development, may have design features that differ from those of the operating plants that formed the basis for the existing test data. Therefore, careful review is required to assure that coating performance requirements critical to the new design are adequately addressed in the existing data or the need for additional coating testing is identified.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The purpose of this guide is to identify evaluation variables that can be used to determine whether existing coating qualification test data (for example, design basis accident or DBA, chemical resistance, fire resistance, thermal conductivity, etc.) meet the respective nuclear power plant qualification requirements or whether requalification is required. Guidance on developing a coating qualification test plan/procedure to qualify a new coating is beyond the scope of this standard.

    1.2 This guide is intended for use in new construction and for refurbishing existing coating systems applied to concrete and metal substrates within containment.

    1.3 This guide is intended for the use by, or under the supervision of, a person knowledgeable in coating technology and coatings used in CSL I applications, such as a person meeting the requirements of Guide D7108 or equivalent.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D3911 Test Method for Evaluating Coatings Used in Light-Water Nuclear Power Plants at Simulated Design Basis Accident (DBA) Conditions

    D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser

    D4082 Test Method for Effects of Gamma Radiation on Coatings for Use in Nuclear Power Plants

    D4258 Practice for Surface Cleaning Concrete for Coating

    D4259 Practice for Abrading Concrete

    D4260 Practice for Liquid and Gelled Acid Etching of Concrete

    D4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coating and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities

    D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers

    D5139 Specification for Sample Preparation for Qualification Testing of Coatings to be Used in Nuclear Power Plants

    D5144 Guide for Use of Protective Coating Standards in Nuclear Power Plants

    D7108 Guide for Establishing Qualifications for a Nuclear Coatings Specialist

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E1269 Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

    E1530 Test Method for Evaluating the Resistance to Thermal Transmission of Materials by the Guarded Heat Flow Meter Technique

    G14 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Pipeline Coatings (Falling Weight Test)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.20 (Nuclear power plants. Safety)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8104-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8104-17, Standard Guide for Determining Coating Qualification Test Data Applicability, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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