This program is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Proficiency Testing, by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Certificate Number: 4209.01
Why Should Your Laboratory Participate?
About Astm International Committee D02 On Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, And Lubricants
ASTM’s Aviation Turbine Fuel (Military F24) Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. This program is designed to test turbine, aviation, and kerosene type fuels that meet NATO F24 F-34 specifications. Testing requirements under this program are designed to meet the MIL-STD-3004 MIL-DTL-83133 standard.
Conducted two times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program.
Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 25 business days. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.
ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:
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Two gallons of fuel will be used in the program for each test cycle.
Acidity in Aviation Turbine Fuel, Total Acid Number
Calculated Cetane Index of Distillate Fuels
Copper Strip Corrosion
Density, or API Gravity
D86, D2887, D7345
Electrical Conductivity of Aviation and Distillate Fuels
D93, D3828, D56
Free Water Particulate Contamination in Distillate Fuels
D2386, D5972, D7153, D7154
Fuel Systems Icing Inhibitor (Ether Type) in Aviation Fuels
Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation
Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum, Aromatics
D3701, D3343, D7171
Hydrogen Content of Aviation Turbine Fuels
Kinematic Viscosity at -20°C
Naphthalenes Hydrocarbons in Aviation Turbine Fuels
D3338, D4809, D4529
Net Heat of Combustion, MJ/kg BTU/lb
Particulate Contaminant in Aviation Fuel, Filtration Time
Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products
Smoke Point of Kerosine and Aviation Turbine Fuel
D129, D1266, D2622, D3120, D4294, D5453,D7039
Sulfur, Total Percent
Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels
Water Reaction, Interface Rating
Water Separation Index
Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping the test samples to U.S. participants or, for international participants, to a third-party shipping agent located in the U.S.
IMPORTANT for International participants: You have the following options for receipt of samples:
Participation is on an annual fee basis and open to all laboratories. Registration fees must be paid in advance to participate. Testing must be performed within the participant's laboratory facilities. A laboratory does not need to perform all the program tests to participate. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.
About ASTM International COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, LIQUID FUELS AND LUBRICANTS provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated through the program is utilized by Committee D02 to determine if modifications to ASTM International methods or new methods are warranted and to analytically review program test results. (All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)