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Significance and Use
Temperature monitors are used in surveillance capsules in accordance with Practice E 2215
The magnitude of the reduction of radiation damage with overheating depends on the composition of the material and time at temperature. Guide E 900
This guide is IIIE of Master Matrix E 706
1.1 This guide describes the application of melt wire temperature monitors and their use for reactor vessel surveillance of light-water power reactors as called for in Practice E 185.
1.2 The purpose of this guide is to recommend the selection and use of the common melt wire technique where the correspondence between melting temperature and composition of different alloys is used as a passive temperature monitor. Guidelines are provided for the selection and calibration of monitor materials; design, fabrication, and assembly of monitor and container; post-irradiation examinations; interpretation of the results; and estimation of uncertainties.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E185 Practice for Design of Surveillance Programs for Light-Water Moderated Nuclear Power Reactor Vessels
E706 Master Matrix for Light-Water Reactor Pressure Vessel Surveillance Standards, E 706(0)
E794 Test Method for Melting And Crystallization Temperatures By Thermal Analysis
E900 Guide for Predicting Radiation-Induced Transition Temperature Shift in Reactor Vessel Materials, E706 (IIF)
E2215 Practice for Evaluation of Surveillance Capsules from Light-Water Moderated Nuclear Power Reactor Vessels
ICS Number Code 27.120.20 (Nuclear power plants. Safety)
UNSPSC Code 92121701(Surveillance or alarm maintenance or monitoring)
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ASTM E1214-11, Standard Guide for Use of Melt Wire Temperature Monitors for Reactor Vessel Surveillance, E 706 (IIIE), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top