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ASTM International - ASTM C1572-04

Standard Guide for Dry Lead Glass and Oil-Filled Lead Glass Radiation Shielding Window Components for Remotely Operated Facilities

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 January 2004
Status: inactive
Page Count: 27
ICS Code (Radiation protection): 13.280
significance And Use:

Radiation Shielding Window Components:

4.1.1 Radiation shielding window components operability and long-term integrity are concerns that originate during the design, and fabrication... View More

scope:

1.1 Intent

1.1.1 This intent of this standard is to provide guidance for the design, fabrication, quality assurance, inspection, testing, packaging, shipping, installation and maintenance of radiation shielding window components. These window components include wall liner embedments, dry lead glass radiation shielding window assemblies, oil-filled lead glass radiation shielding window assemblies, shielding wall plugs, barrier shields, view ports, and the installation/extraction table/device required for the installation and removal of the window components.

1.2 Applicability

1.2.1 This standard is intended for those persons who are tasked with the planning, design, procurement, fabrication, installation, and operation of the radiation shielding window components that may be used in the operation of hot cells, high level caves, mini-cells, canyon facilities, and very high level radiation areas.

1.2.2 This standard applies to radiation shielding window assemblies used in normal concrete walls, high-density concrete walls, steel walls and lead walls.

1.2.3 The system of units employed in this standard is the metric unit, also known as SI Units, which are commonly used for International Systems, and defined, by ASTM/IEEE SI-10 Standard for Use of International System of Units. Common nomenclature for specifying some terms; specifically shielding, uses a combination of metric units and inch-pound units.

1.2.4 This standard identifies the special information required by the Manufacturer for the design of window components. A1.1 shows a sample list of the radiation source spectra and geometry information, typically required for shielding analysis. A2.1 shows a detailed sample list of specific data typically required to determine the physical size, glass types, and viewing characteristics of the shielding window, or view port. A3 shows general window configuration sketches. Blank copies of A1.2 and A2.2 are found in the respective Annexes for the Owner-Operator's use.

1.2.5 This standard is intended to be generic and to apply to a wide range of configurations and types of lead glass radiation shielding window components used in hot cells. It does not address glovebox, water, x-ray glass or zinc bromide windows.

1.3 Caveats

1.3.1 Consideration shall be given when preparing the shielding window designs for the safety related issues discussed in the Hazards Sources and Failure Modes, Section ; such as dielectric discharge, over-pressurization, radiation exposure, contamination, and overturning of the extraction table/device.

1.3.2 In many cases, the use of the word "shall" has been purposely used in lieu of "should" to stress the importance of the statements that have been made in this standard.

1.3.3 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 requirements prior to use.

Document History

November 1, 2010
Standard Guide for Dry Lead Glass and Oil-Filled Lead Glass Radiation Shielding Window Components for Remotely Operated Facilities
1.1 Intent: 1.1.1 The intent of this standard is to provide guidance for the design, fabrication, quality assurance, inspection, testing, packaging, shipping, installation, and maintenance of...
ASTM C1572-04
January 1, 2004
Standard Guide for Dry Lead Glass and Oil-Filled Lead Glass Radiation Shielding Window Components for Remotely Operated Facilities
1.1 Intent 1.1.1 This intent of this standard is to provide guidance for the design, fabrication, quality assurance, inspection, testing, packaging, shipping, installation and maintenance of...
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