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ASTM International - ASTM C791-12

Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2012
Status: inactive
Page Count: 25
ICS Code (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology): 27.120.30
significance And Use:

Boron carbide is used as a control material in nuclear reactors. In order to be suitable for this purpose, the material must meet certain criteria for assay, isotopic composition, and impurity... View More

scope:

1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade boron carbide powder and pellets to determine compliance with specifications.

1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:

Sections
Total Carbon by Combustion in an Inductive Furnace and Infrared Measurement7-16
Total Boron by Titrimetry and ICP OES17-27
Isotopic Composition by Mass Spectrometry28-32
Pyrohydrolysis33-40
Chloride by Constant-Current Coulometry41-49
Chloride and Fluoride by Ion-Selective Electrode50-58
Water by Constant-Voltage Coulometry and Weight Loss on Drying59-62
Metallic Impurities63 and 64
Soluble Boron by Titrimetry and ICP OES65-79
Free Carbon by a Coulometric Method80-89

Document History

February 1, 2019
Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade boron carbide powder and pellets to determine compliance with...
ASTM C791-12
June 1, 2012
Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade boron carbide powder and pellets to determine compliance with...
July 1, 2011
Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade boron carbide powder and pellets to determine compliance with...
June 1, 2004
Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade boron carbide powder and pellets to determine compliance with...
June 10, 2000
Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade boron carbide powder and pellets to determine compliance with...
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