Aviation Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods

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    Miami, FL

    10/13/2015 - 10/15/2015

    Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport
    950 NW LeJeune Road
    Miami, FL 33126


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    Austin, TX

    12/1/2015 - 12/3/2015

    Holiday Inn Austin Airport
    6711 East Ben White Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78744


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    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this class you will be able to:

    • Determine how specifications are used to control the quality of aviation fuels, and why they affect product performance and availability.
    • Use practical applications.
    • Define ASTM's role in developing specifications and methods and identify past and current problems in a participatory atmosphere.
    • Explain methods of testing and manufacturing aviation fuels and transportation systems.
    • Describe the interaction of aviation fuels with aircraft engines and ground equipment.

    Who Should Attend
    Anyone needing a general understanding of fuel specifications and quality control, especially supervisors, managers, and professionals new to the field in:

    • Fuel Handling or Systems Design Lab Operations
    • Purchasing
    • Quality Control
    • Airport Service Firms
    • Fuel Refiners
    • Pipeline Operators
    • Fuel and Equipment Suppliers
    • Inspection Labs
    • Trading Companies
    • Government Agencies
    • Aircraft, Engine, or Accessory Manufacturers
    Not intended for laboratory technicians or those who run the tests, because it does not address detailed conduct of the various methods.)

    Course Description
    Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m. on 1st day.
    Class: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. days 1 and 2.
    Following lunch on the third day, an airport fueling facility may be included in the course provided such a visit is accepted by the local airport authorities.

    Learn About.
    This class focuses on how specifications are used to control the quality of aviation fuels, and why they affect product performance and availability. It emphasizes practical applications, and ASTM's role in developing specifications and methods, while highlighting past and current problems in a participatory atmosphere. Methods of testing and manufacturing aviation fuels and transportation systems are explained and demonstrated. Interaction of aviation fuels with aircraft engines and ground equipment is also stressed.

    Day 1

    • Jet Engine Descriptions
    • Jet Fuel Descriptions and Specifications (Commercial/Military)
    • Hydrocarbon Types
    • Jet Fuel Specification Properties
      • Bulk Properties: Volatility, Low Temperature and Combustion, Density, Heat Content, Viscosity
      • Trace Properties: Oxidative Stability, Compatibility with Materials, Particulate Content, etc.
    Day 2
    • Jet Fuel Non-Specification Properties
      • Cleanliness
      • Water Content
      • Micro-organismsColor
      • Lubricity
    • Aviation Gasolines (Avgas)
      • Engines
      • History
      • Specification Listings
      • Specification Properties: Knock Ratings Lead Content, Volatility, Heat Content, Storage Stability, Water Separation Corrosivity
    • Fuel Manufacture
      • Methods
      • Control of Properties
    • Additives
    • Fuel Handling and Transportation
    • Static Electricity
    Day 3
    • QC: Equipment and Procedures
    • Tour of Airport Fuel System

    ASTM Standards Referenced
    ASTM Standards

    • D56 Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
    • D910 Specification for Aviation Gasolines
    • D1655 Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels
    • D4057 Practice: Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
    • D4865 Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems
    • ASTM Manuals
      • MNL 5 Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures
      • MNL 1 Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products (Ch. 5)

    Fee Includes:

    • Course Notes
    • Inspection Tour of Fuel Systems at an International Airport (if available)
    • Certificate Of Attendance
    • 2.1 Continuing Education Units
    • Coffee Breaks

    About the Instructor
    ROGER ORGAN, aviation consultant, has been involved in fuels research and technical service for over 40 years. He recently retired from Chevron Products Technology. During his career, he was responsible for fuel specifications, quality procedures, and standards including aviation fuels. His responsibilities for over 35 years included technical management and technical services for supplying all fuel products to applications through out Africa and Asia including jet fuel for commercial airlines, military, and aviation consumers. More recently he has had global responsibility in Chevron for New and Emerging Fuels

    Organ has been a member of ASTM for over 30 years, and was the Chairman of the Aviation Fuels Combustion Section of Subcommittee J and the D2 voting member for Caltex Petroleum Corporation. He has been active in other industry groups such as API, SAE, CRC, EI (IP). He holds B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne UK.

    About Sponsoring Committee
    Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contain 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants developed the standards used in this course. For more information, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.

    ASTM Membership
    Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)

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    How Learning Will Be Assessed
    Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.