ASTM D6986-03(2016)

    Standard Test Method for Free Water, Particulate and Other Contamination in Aviation Fuels (Visual Inspection Procedures)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers two procedures for establishing the presence of suspended free water, solid particulate, and other contaminants in aviation gasoline and aviation turbine fuels.

    1.1.1 Both procedures are intended primarily for use as field tests with the fuel at handling temperature.

    1.1.2 Procedure A uses transparent sample containers; Procedure B uses opaque containers.

    1.2 Both procedures are rapid methods for contamination detection and include ratings of haze appearance and particulate presence.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.


    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

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

    D3240 Test Method for Undissolved Water In Aviation Turbine Fuels

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

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

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101504(Aviation fuel)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6986-03R16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6986-03(2016), Standard Test Method for Free Water, Particulate and Other Contamination in Aviation Fuels (Visual Inspection Procedures), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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