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Significance and Use
5.1 The test results are indicative of fuel performance during gas turbine operation and can be used to assess the level of deposits that form when liquid fuel contacts a heated surface that is at a specified temperature.
1.1 This test method covers the procedure for rating the tendencies of gas turbine fuels to deposit decomposition products within the fuel system.
1.2 The differential pressure values in mm Hg are defined only in terms of this test method.
1.3 The deposition values stated in SI units shall be regarded as the referee value.
1.4 The pressure values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The psi comparison is included for operational safety with certain older instruments that cannot report pressure in SI units.
1.5 No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.6 WARNING—Mercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPA’s website—http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm—for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.
1.7 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 warning statements, see , , , , , and .
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1655 Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels
D4306 Practice for Aviation Fuel Sample Containers for Tests Affected by Trace Contamination
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ISO StandardsISO3274 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS)--Surface Texture: Profile Method--Nominal Characteristics Of Contact (Stylus) Instruments ISO4288 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS)--Surface Texture: Profile Method--Rules And Procedures For The Assessment Of Surface Texture
ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)
UNSPSC Code 15101504(Aviation fuel)
ASTM D3241-14a, Standard Test Method for Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top