ASTM D7960 - 18

    Standard Specification for Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Test Fuel Containing Non-hydrocarbon Components

    Active Standard ASTM D7960 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.J0.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers formulating specifications for purchases of a UL102 unleaded aviation gasoline test fuel under contract and is intended solely for use by purchasing agencies for testing purposes.

    1.2 This specification defines a specific type of aviation gasoline for use as an aviation spark-ignition engine test fuel. It does not include all gasolines satisfactory for reciprocating aviation engines. Certain equipment or conditions of use may permit a wider, or require a narrower, range of characteristics than is shown by this specification.

    1.3 The D7960 test fuel defined by this specification may not exhibit identical performance to those leaded fuels with which the existing aircraft and ground-based fuel handling equipment have been designed to operate. Therefore, the suitability of this fuel for use on any specific aircraft, aircraft engine, or ground-based fuel handling equipment should be evaluated before use on that equipment.

    1.4 Issuance of this specification does not constitute approval to operate certificated aircraft with this fuel. Fuels used in certified engines and aircraft are ultimately approved by the certifying authority subsequent to formal submission of evidence to the authority as part of the certification program for that aircraft and engine model.

    1.5 This specification, unless otherwise provided, prescribes the required properties of unleaded D7960 test fuel at the time and place of delivery.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.7 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels at Atmospheric Pressure

    D93 Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester

    D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test

    D323 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

    D357 Method of Test for Knock Characteristics of Motor Fuels Below 100 Octane Number by the Motor Method; Replaced by D 2700

    D381 Test Method for Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation

    D614 Method of Test for Knock Characteristics of Aviation Fuels by the Aviation Method; Replaced by D 2700

    D873 Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Aviation Fuels (Potential Residue Method)

    D909 Test Method for Supercharge Rating of Spark-Ignition Aviation Gasoline

    D910 Specification for Leaded Aviation Gasolines

    D1094 Test Method for Water Reaction of Aviation Fuels

    D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method

    D1948 Method of Test for Knock Characteristics of Motor Fuels Above 100 Octane Number by the Motor Method; Replaced by D 2700

    D2386 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels

    D2392 Test Method for Color of Dyed Aviation Gasolines

    D2622 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D2624 Test Methods for Electrical Conductivity of Aviation and Distillate Fuels

    D2700 Test Method for Motor Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D3338 Test Method for Estimation of Net Heat of Combustion of Aviation Fuels

    D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4171 Specification for Fuel System Icing Inhibitors

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4294 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D4306 Practice for Aviation Fuel Sample Containers for Tests Affected by Trace Contamination

    D4529 Test Method for Estimation of Net Heat of Combustion of Aviation Fuels

    D4809 Test Method for Heat of Combustion of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels by Bomb Calorimeter (Precision Method)

    D4865 Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems

    D5006 Test Method for Measurement of Fuel System Icing Inhibitors (Ether Type) in Aviation Fuels

    D5059 Test Methods for Lead in Gasoline by X-Ray Spectroscopy

    D5191 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)

    D5972 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels (Automatic Phase Transition Method)

    D6227 Specification for Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Containing a Non-hydrocarbon Component

    D6469 Guide for Microbial Contamination in Fuels and Fuel Systems

    D7220 Test Method for Sulfur in Automotive, Heating, and Jet Fuels by Monochromatic Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D7719 Specification for High Aromatic Content Unleaded Hydrocarbon Aviation Gasoline

    D7826 Guide for Evaluation of New Aviation Gasolines and New Aviation Gasoline Additives

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    Other Documents

    GOST 1012–72

    MIL-PRF-25017 Lubricity Improver, Fuel Soluble Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D7960-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7960-18, Standard Specification for Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Test Fuel Containing Non-hydrocarbon Components, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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