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Standard Test Method for Particulate Contamination in Aviation Fuels by Laboratory Filtration

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Standard Test Method for Particulate Contamination in Aviation Fuels by Laboratory Filtration


1.1 This test method covers the gravimetric determination by filtration of particulate contaminant in a sample of aviation turbine fuel delivered to a laboratory.

1.1.1 The sample is filtered through a test membrane and a control membrane using vacuum. The mass change difference identifies the contaminant level per unit volume.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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. For specific hazard statements, see 4.2, 7.3, 7.5, 11.3, and X1.7.2. Before using this standard, refer to supplier's safety labels, material safety data sheets, and technical literature.

Significance and Use

This test method provides a gravimetric measurement of the particulate matter present in a sample of aviation turbine fuels delivered to a laboratory for evaluation. The objective is to minimize these contaminants to avoid filter plugging and other operational problems. Although tolerable levels of particulate contaminants have not yet been established for all points in fuel distribution systems, the total contaminant measurement is normally of most interest.


aviation fuel; gravimetric contaminant; membrane color; membrane filter; particulate; ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

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05.02 (Petroleum Products and Lubricants (II): D3711 - D6122)

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75.160.20 (Liquid fuels Including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc.)

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Dec. 1, 2006

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Test Method

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10 pages

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