ASTM International - ASTM C781-02
Standard Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Components for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactors
|Publication Date:||10 December 2002|
|ICS Code (Reactor engineering):||27.120.10|
significance And Use:
Property data obtained with the recommended test methods identified herein may be used for research and development, design, manufacturing control, specifications, performance evaluation, and... View More
Property data obtained with the recommended test methods identified herein may be used for research and development, design, manufacturing control, specifications, performance evaluation, and regulatory statutes pertaining to high temperature gas-cooled reactors.
The test methods are applicable primarily to specimens in the unirradiated and unoxidized state. Many are also applicable to specimens in the irradiated or oxidized state, or both, provided the specimens meet all requirements of the test method. The user is cautioned to consider the instructions given in the test methods.
Additional test methods are in preparation and will be incorporated. The user is cautioned to employ the latest revision.View Less
1.1 This practice covers the test methods for measuring those properties of graphite and boronated graphite materials that may be used for the design and evaluation of high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.
1.2 The test methods referenced herein are applicable to materials used for replaceable and permanent components as defined in Section 7 and include fuel and removable reflector elements; target elements and insulators; permanent side reflector elements; core support pedestals and elements; control rod, reserve shutdown, and burnable poison compacts, and neutron shield material.
1.3 This practice includes test methods that have been selected from existing ASTM standards, ASTM standards that have been modified, and new ASTM standards that are specific to the testing of materials listed in 1.2. Comments on individual test methods for graphite and for boronated graphite components are given in Sections 8 and 10, respectively. The test methods are summarized in Tables 1 and 2.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.