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ASTM WK85474

New Specification for Specification for Aviation Hydrogen Fuels

1. Scope

1. Scope
1.1 This standard covers the use of purchasing agencies in preparing specifications for acquisition of hydrogen fuel intended for aviation uses.
1.2 This specification defines the minimum property requirements for aviation hydrogen for use as a fuel cell or turbine fuel.
1.3 This specification can be used as a standard in describing the quality of aviation hydrogen fuel from production to the aircraft.
1.4 This specification does not include all fuels satisfactory for fuels cells and turbine engines used in aviation. Certain equipment or conditions of use may permit a wider, or require a narrower, range of characteristics than is shown by this specification.
1.5 Aviation hydrogen fuels defined under this specification may be used in applications other than fuels cells or turbine engines that are specifically designed and certified for this fuel.


12.1 Aviation hydrogen, fuel cell, gas turbine


To develop a hydrogen fuel quality specification that can be used by the aviation industry. This standard will sever as a foundation for future work to develop fuels that meet the aviation industry’s needs. These specifications are being built on existing hydrogen fuel quality specifications.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D03.02

Committee: D03

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-28-2023

Technical Contact: Allan Morrison

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