Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018
ASTM C1428-18

Standard Test Method for Isotopic Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride by Single–Standard Gas Source Multiple Collector Mass Spectrometer Method

Significance and Use

5.1 Uranium hexafluoride is a basic material used to produce nuclear reactor fuel. To be suitable for this purpose, the material must meet criteria for isotopic composition. This test method is designed to determine whether the material meets the requirements described in Specifications C787 and C996.


1.1 This test method is applicable to the isotopic analysis of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with 235U concentrations less than or equal to 5 % and  234U,   236U concentrations of 0.0002 to 0.1 %.

1.2 This test method may be applicable to the analysis of the entire range of  235U isotopic compositions providing that adequate Certified Reference Materials (CRMs or traceable standards) are available.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 12.01
Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/C1428-18
ICS Code: 27.120.30