ASTM D8157 - 19

    Standard Guide for Qualification Testing of Coatings Used in Coating Service Level I in Nuclear Power Plants

    Active Standard ASTM D8157 | Developed by Subcommittee: D33.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide presents concise guidance and approach to developing a test document for qualifying a coating for CSLI service, whether a new or existing coating. Guidance for evaluating existing qualification test data for applicability is presented in Guide D8104.

    4.2 The requirements for qualification testing can be found in Quality Assurance Criteria III (Design Control), IX (Control of Special Processes), and XI (Test Control) of 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, as implemented, respectively, by Requirements III, IX, and XI of NQA-1. A test document developed per this guide is intended to be compliant with these requirements.

    4.3 This guide implements the guidance provided in Guide D5144 for qualification of coatings for use in CSLI service. Additional guidance is provided in Regulatory Guide 1.54, Revisions 0 through 3, as may be invoked by the licensee.

    4.4 For plants with a license basis that predates the requirements of ANSI N5.12 and N101.2, this guide also is applicable. For these plants, the coatings or coating systems may be designated as acceptable, rather than qualified.

    4.5 All qualification testing shall comply with the licensee’s approved quality assurance program.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides an approach to identifying the need for and development of a test document to qualify coatings for Coating Service Level I (CSLI) service in nuclear power plants.

    1.2 It is the intent of this guide to provide a recommended basis for establishing a coatings qualification test document, not to mandate a singular basis for all test documents. Variations or simplifications of the process described in this guide may be appropriate for any given operating or new construction nuclear power plant depending on its licensing commitments.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus

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

    D3912 Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Coatings and Linings for Use in Nuclear Power Plants

    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

    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

    D5163 Guide for Establishing a Program for Condition Assessment of Coating Service Level I Coating Systems in Nuclear Power Plants

    D7108 Guide for Establishing Qualifications for a Nuclear Coatings Specialist

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E648 Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

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

    E1461 Test Method for Thermal Diffusivity by the Flash Method

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

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI N101.2

    ANSI N5.12 Protective Coatings (Paints) for the Nuclear Industry, 1974

    NFPA Standards

    NFPA 253 Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

    NFPA 255

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.01 (Nuclear energy in general); 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D8157-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8157-19, Standard Guide for Qualification Testing of Coatings Used in Coating Service Level I in Nuclear Power Plants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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