Aviation Turbine Fuel - (Military JP8)

    2014 Annual Fee: $831.00

    Schedule: March and October

    Sample amount distributed each test cycle: Approximately 2 gallons



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    ASTM’s Aviation Turbine Fuel (Military JP8) Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. This program is designed to test turbine, aviation, and kerosene type fuels that meet NATO F-34 (JP-8) specifications. Testing requirements under this program are designed to meet the MIL-DTL-83133 standard.

    Conducted two times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program.

    Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 25 business days. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.

    For more information, contact us.


    WHY SHOULD YOUR LABORATORY PARTICIPATE?

    ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:

    • A useful and meaningful statistical quality assurance tool to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of your laboratory's performance in conducting testing.
    • The resource you need to satisfy proficiency testing elements of laboratory accreditation.
    • A periodic comparison of test results with other participating laboratories.

    TEST MATERIALS

    Two gallons of fuel will be used in the program for each test cycle.


    TEST PARAMETERS

    D4176

    Free Water and Particulate, Contamination in Distillate Fuels

    D156, D6045

    Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products

    D3242

    Acidity in Aviation Turbine Fuel, Total Acid Number

    D1319

    Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum, Aromatics

    D129, D1266, D2622, D3120, D4294, D5453

    Sulfur, Total Percent

    D3227

    Sulfur, Mercaptan

    D4952

    Doctor Test

    D86, D2887

    Distillation

    D93, D3828, D56

    Flash Point

    D1298, D4052

    Density, or API Gravity

    D2386, D5972, D7153, or D7154

    Freezing Point

    D445

    Kinematic Viscosity at -20°C

    D3338, D4809, D4529

    Net Heat of Combustion, MJ/kg BTU/lb

    D3701, D3343

    Hydrogen Content of Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D1840

    Naphthalenes Hydrocarbons in Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D1322

    Smoke Point of Kerosine and Aviation Turbine Fuel

    D976, D4737

    Calculated Cetane Index of Distillate Fuels

    D130

    Copper Strip Corrosion

    D3241

    Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D381

    Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation

    D2276, D5452

    Particulate Contaminant in Aviation Fuel, Filtration Time

    D1094

    Water Reaction, Interface Rating

    D3948, D7224

    Water Separation Index

    D5006

    Fuel Systems Icing Inhibitor (Ether Type) in Aviation Fuels

    D2624

    Electrical Conductivity of Aviation and Distillate Fuels


    DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES

    Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping the test samples to U.S. participants or, for international participants, to a third-party shipping agent located in the U.S.

    IMPORTANT for International participants: You have the following options for receipt of samples:

    • Ship through a third party shipping agent - Provide ASTM International with the complete contact information of a designated Shipping Agent located in the U.S. who will be responsible for shipping samples from the U.S. to your facility. Participants are responsible for making financial and shipping arrangements directly with the shipping agent.
      • Please be advised that when samples are shipped, an e-mail is sent only to the contact of record on your ASTM PTP account. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise their designated shipper that the sample has been shipped.
      • We cannot permit shipping agents to pick up samples at our distributors’ warehouses.
    • Ship directly from the sample distributor via UPS, DHL, or FEDEX - Provide ASTM International with your shipping account number to cover shipping charges. Check that your carrier will deliver the test materials to your location. Materials classified as Hazardous may have restrictions.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Participation is on an annual fee basis and open to all laboratories. Registration fees must be paid in advance to participate. Testing must be performed within the participant's laboratory facilities. A laboratory does not need to perform all the program tests to participate. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.


    ABOUT ASTM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND LUBRICANTS

    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, consisting of over 1,500 members and developer of nearly 670 ASTM International standards, provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated through the program is utilized by Committee D02 to determine if modifications to ASTM International methods or new methods are warranted and to analytically review program test results.