ASTM D1655 - 13a

    Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels

    Active Standard ASTM D1655 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.J0.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Abstract

    This specification covers purchases of aviation turbine fuel under contract and is intended primarily for use by purchasing agencies. This specification does not include all fuels satisfactory for reciprocating aviation turbine engines, but rather, defines the following specific types of aviation fuel for civil use: Jet A; and Jet A-1. The fuels shall be sampled and tested appropriately to examine their conformance to detailed requirements as to composition, volatility, fluidity, combustion, corrosion, thermal stability, contaminants, and additives.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the use of purchasing agencies in formulating specifications for purchases of aviation turbine fuel under contract.

    1.2 This specification defines specific types of aviation turbine fuel for civil use in the operation and certification of aircraft and describes fuels found satisfactory for the operation of aircraft and engines. The specification can be used as a standard in describing the quality of aviation turbine fuels from the refinery to the aircraft.

    1.3 This specification does not include all fuels satisfactory for aviation turbine engines. Certain equipment or conditions of use may permit a wider, or require a narrower, range of characteristics than is shown by this specification.

    1.4 Aviation turbine fuels defined by this specification may be used in other than turbine engines that are specifically designed and certified for this fuel.

    1.5 This specification no longer includes wide-cut aviation turbine fuel (Jet B). FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin which now approves the use of Specification D6615 to replace Specification D1655 as the specification for Jet B and refers users to this standard for reference.

    1.6 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) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D56 Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    D93 Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester

    D129 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (General High Pressure Decomposition Device Method)

    D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test

    D156 Test Method for Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products (Saybolt Chromometer Method)

    D240 Test Method for Heat of Combustion of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels by Bomb Calorimeter

    D323 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

    D381 Test Method for Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation

    D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    D1266 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (Lamp Method)

    D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method

    D1319 Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption

    D1322 Test Method for Smoke Point of Kerosine and Aviation Turbine Fuel

    D1405 Test Method for Estimation of Net Heat of Combustion of Aviation Fuels

    D1660 Method of Test for Thermal Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D1840 Test Method for Naphthalene Hydrocarbons in Aviation Turbine Fuels by Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry

    D2276 Test Method for Particulate Contaminant in Aviation Fuel by Line Sampling

    D2386 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels

    D2622 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D2624 Test Methods for Electrical Conductivity of Aviation and Distillate Fuels

    D2887 Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography

    D2892 Test Method for Distillation of Crude Petroleum (15-Theoretical Plate Column)

    D3120 Test Method for Trace Quantities of Sulfur in Light Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Oxidative Microcoulometry

    D3227 Test Method for (Thiol Mercaptan) Sulfur in Gasoline, Kerosine, Aviation Turbine, and Distillate Fuels (Potentiometric Method)

    D3240 Test Method for Undissolved Water In Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D3241 Test Method for Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D3242 Test Method for Acidity in Aviation Turbine Fuel

    D3338 Test Method for Estimation of Net Heat of Combustion of Aviation Fuels

    D3343 Test Method for Estimation of Hydrogen Content of Aviation Fuels

    D3701 Test Method for Hydrogen Content of Aviation Turbine Fuels by Low Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry

    D3828 Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester

    D3948 Test Method for Determining Water Separation Characteristics of Aviation Turbine Fuels by Portable Separometer

    D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4171 Specification for Fuel System Icing Inhibitors

    D4176 Test Method for Free Water and Particulate Contamination in Distillate Fuels (Visual Inspection Procedures)

    D4294 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D4306 Practice for Aviation Fuel Sample Containers for Tests Affected by Trace Contamination

    D4529 Test Method for Estimation of Net Heat of Combustion of Aviation Fuels

    D4809 Test Method for Heat of Combustion of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels by Bomb Calorimeter (Precision Method)

    D4865 Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems

    D4952 Test Method for Qualitative Analysis for Active Sulfur Species in Fuels and Solvents (Doctor Test)

    D4953 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends (Dry Method)

    D5001 Test Method for Measurement of Lubricity of Aviation Turbine Fuels by the Ball-on-Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator (BOCLE)

    D5006 Test Method for Measurement of Fuel System Icing Inhibitors (Ether Type) in Aviation Fuels

    D5190 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Automatic Method)

    D5191 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)

    D5452 Test Method for Particulate Contamination in Aviation Fuels by Laboratory Filtration

    D5453 Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D5972 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels (Automatic Phase Transition Method)

    D6045 Test Method for Color of Petroleum Products by the Automatic Tristimulus Method

    D6379 Test Method for Determination of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Types in Aviation Fuels and Petroleum Distillates--High Performance Liquid Chromatography Method with Refractive Index Detection

    D6469 Guide for Microbial Contamination in Fuels and Fuel Systems

    D6615 Specification for Jet B Wide-Cut Aviation Turbine Fuel

    D6751 Specification for Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B100) for Middle Distillate Fuels

    D7153 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels (Automatic Laser Method)

    D7154 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels (Automatic Fiber Optical Method)

    D7524 Test Method for Determination of Static Dissipater Additives (SDA) in Aviation Turbine Fuel and Middle Distillate Fuels--High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) Method

    D7566 Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    Energy Institute Standards

    IP225 Copper Content of Aviation Turbine Fuel

    IP227 Silver Corrosion of Aviation Turbine Fuel

    IP540 Determination of the existent gum content of aviation turbine fuel -- Jet evaporation method

    IP585 Determination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), derived from bio-diesel fuel, in aviation turbine fuel -- GC-MS with selective ion monitoring/scan detection method

    IP590 Determination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) in aviation fuel--HPLC evaporative light scattering detector method

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI863 Report of Test Results

    Other Standards

    BulletinNumber65 MSEP Protocol Available from Joint Inspection Group (JIG), http://www.jigonline.com.

    DefenceStandard(DefS Turbine Fuel, Aviation Kerosine Type, Jet A-1 Available from Procurement Executive DFS (Air), Ministry of Defence, St. Giles Court 1, St. Giles High St., London WC2H 8LD.

    EN14214 Automotive fuels - Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) for diesel engines - Requirements and test methods Available from European Committee for Standardization (CEN), 36 rue de Stassart, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium, http://www.cenorm.be.

    IATAGuidanceMaterial Ref. No: 9680-02 Available from International Air Transport Association (IATA), (Head Office) 800 Place Victoria, PO Box 113, Montreal, H4Z 1M1, Quebec, Canada. www.iataonline.com.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101504(Aviation fuel)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1655

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