Aviation Fuels

    Please note that the fee of $1,195 applies to registrations made BEFORE April 15. After April 15 the fee is $1,395.

    About the Course
    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.

    Course Outline 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


    Water Content




    * Fuel Manufacture

    Control of Properties

    * Additives

    * Fuel Handling and Transportation

    * Static Electricity

    Day 3

    * QC: Equipment and Procedures

    Publications Referenced
    ASTM Standards

    D 56 Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester

    D 1655 Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels
    D 4057 Practice: Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D 4865 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)

    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


    Quality Control

    or who work for:

    Airlines or 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.)