1.1 This specification covers the classification, processing, and properties of nuclear grade graphite billets with dimensions sufficient to meet the designer’s requirements for reflector blocks and core support structures, in a high temperature gas cooled reactor. The graphite classes specified here would be suitable for reactor core applications where neutron irradiation induced dimensional changes are not a significant design consideration.
1.2 The purpose of this specification is to document the minimum acceptable properties and levels of quality assurance and traceability for nuclear grade graphite suitable for components subjected to low irradiation dose. Nuclear graphites meeting the requirements of Specification D7219 are also suitable for components subjected to low neutron irradiation dose.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)
C559 Test Method for Bulk Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles
C709 Terminology Relating to Manufactured Carbon and Graphite
C781 Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Materials for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Components
C838 Test Method for Bulk Density of As-Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Shapes
C1233 Practice for Determining Equivalent Boron Contents of Nuclear Materials
D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis
D2638 Test Method for Real Density of Calcined Petroleum Coke by Helium Pycnometer
D7219 Specification for Isotropic and Near-isotropic Nuclear Graphites
NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities
chemical properties; mechanical properties; nuclear graphite; physical properties; processing;
ICS Number Code 27.120.20 (Nuclear power plants. Safety)
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ASTM D7301 - 11 standard specification for nuclear graphite suitable for components subjected to low neutron irradiation dose