ASTM D3242 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Acidity in Aviation Turbine Fuel

    Active Standard ASTM D3242 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    Some acids can be present in aviation turbine fuels due either to the acid treatment during the refining process or to naturally occurring organic acids. Significant acid contamination is not likely to be present because of the many check tests made during the various stages of refining. However, trace amounts of acid can be present and are undesirable because of the consequent tendencies of the fuel to corrode metals that it contacts or to impair the water separation characteristics of the aviation turbine fuel.

    This test method is designed to measure the levels of acidity that can be present in aviation turbine fuel and is not suitable for determining significant acid contamination.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the acidity in aviation turbine fuel in the range from 0.000 to 0.100 mg KOH/g.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 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.


    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

    D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101504(Aviation fuel)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3242-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3242-11, Standard Test Method for Acidity in Aviation Turbine Fuel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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