MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE ADDITION
TO JET FUEL SPECIFICATION D 1655
At the June 2003 meeting, Subcommittee J approved a ballot to add a refinery Management of Change (MOC) requirement to D 1655. This MOC requirement is intended to control use of refinery processing additives that can potentially affect fuel quality if used improperly, without introducing onerous batch-testing requirements to the specification. The discussions in Subcommittee J that led to this ballot originated in a recommendation from the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau as an outcome of their investigation of a fuel contamination incident caused by a refinery corrosion inhibitor.
Refineries in the U.S. operate under OSHA Process Safety Management regulations that include a MOC requirement. Although the OSHA MOC requirement is directed at safety and health, it is expected that refiners will be able to comply with this proposal by adding a fuel quality element to their existing MOC process.
The balloted language is based on the current requirement in Def Stan 91-91 and has the same intent.
aviation turbine fuel; avtur; Jet A; Jet A-1; Jet B; jet fuel; turbine fuel;
Citing ASTM Standards
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