ASTM WK61836

    Revision of D6986 - 03(2016) Standard Test Method for Free Water, Particulate and Other Contamination in Aviation Fuels (Visual Inspection Procedures)

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    Active Standard: D6986 - 03(2020)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.J0 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager



    aviation fuel appearance; free water; particulates; product contamination; sample containers; white bucket;;


    Due to environmental concerns, the cost of making quality porcelain white buckets has increased significantly. As a result, a major manufacturer of porcelain white buckets has discontinued production and is now offering epoxy white buckets. A new epoxy white bucket and an old porcelain white bucket were circulated at the December 2016 ASTM meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FL so Subcommittee J could see the equivalence in color. The group voted by voice that both buckets were equivalent in color.

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    Jean-Philippe Belieres