SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1960
STP46333S

Test Methods Used for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy in the Naval Reactor Program

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In order to determine whether zirconium or zirconium alloy is suitable for use in the Naval Reactor Program, the material is subjected to a variety of tests. Chemical analyses for twenty elements are required, as well as the determination of the tensile properties, hardness, corrosion resistance in high-temperature water or steam, radiography, and sonic testing. A discussion of the various methods currently in use for these tests will be given which will include a critical review of the analytical methods, both chemical and spectrographic.

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Kall, Harold
The Carborundum Metals Co., Akron, N. Y.
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Developed by Committee: B02
Pages: 116–123
DOI: 10.1520/STP46333S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6780-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6577-9