ASTM WK66936

    New Test Method for Determination of Total Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Total Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Aviation Turbine Fuels and Other Kerosene Range Fuels by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.04.0C | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the concentration of total aromatics, total monoaromatics, and total polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in aviation turbine fuels and other kerosenes by supercritical fluid chromatography. This test method is designed to analyze fuels containing not more than 5 % of total polynuclear aromatics and not more than 25 % of total aromatic components. NOTE 1--When ILS is completed need to include the actual range of total aromatics and two-ring aromatics from samples used in the ILS 1.2.This test method may also be used for the analyses of jet fuels, such as Synthetic Parafinic Kerosenes (SPK) that contain less than 0.5% total aromatics. NOTE 2--From the ILS or study or other means indicate the lowest applicable limit. 1.3 This test method includes correlations to alternative Test Methods D1319 and D6379 in addition to a correlation of the polynuclear aromatics to Test Method D1840 for a total naphthalenes content. 1.3 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in inch-pound units are for information only. 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.


    aromatic hydrocarbons; aromatics; aviation turbine fuel; monoaromatics; polynuclear; supercritical fluid chromatography


    The dye component for D1319 has production problems. The Jet Fuel group is in need of a new/alternate standard. This test method will be used by the refiners of aviation fuel to check the total aromatics and naphthalenes in the aviation fuel before being released to the end user.

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    Jody Clark