ASTM D3701 - 01(2012)

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

    Active Standard ASTM D3701 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    The combustion quality of aviation turbine fuel has traditionally been controlled in specifications by such tests as smoke point (see Test Method D1322), smoke volatility index, aromatic content of luminometer number (see Test Method D1740). Evidence is accumulating that a better control of the quality may be obtained by limiting the minimum hydrogen content of the fuel.

    Existing methods allow the hydrogen content to be calculated from other parameters or determined by combustion techniques. The method specified provides a quick, simple, and more precise alternative to these methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the hydrogen content of aviation turbine fuels.

    1.2 Use Test Methods D4808 for the determination of hydrogen in other petroleum liquids.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The preferred units are mass percent hydrogen.

    1.4 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 a specific warning statement, see 6.1.


    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

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

    D1740 Test Method for Luminometer Numbers of Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4808 Test Methods for Hydrogen Content of Light Distillates, Middle Distillates, Gas Oils, and Residua by Low-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101504(Aviation fuel)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3701-01R12

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