Standard Historical Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022
ASTM C785-08(2015)

Standard Specification for Nuclear-Grade Aluminum Oxide Pellets


1.1 This specification applies to pellets of aluminum oxide that may be ultimately used in a reactor core, for example, as filler or spacers within fuel, burnable poison, or control rods. In order to distinguish between the subject pellets and “burnable poison” pellets, it is established that the subject pellets are not intended to be used as neutron-absorbing material.

1.2 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 12.01
Developed by Subcommittee: C26.03
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/C0785-08R15
ICS Code: 27.120.30; 71.060.20