Understanding ASTM Turbine Fuel Standard Specifications
An overview is presented of the three primary ASTM International standards regarding aviation turbine fuels: D1655 Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuels, D4054 Standard Practice for Qualification and Approval of New Aviation Turbine Fuels and Fuel Additives, and D7566 Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. Emphasis is on how the three standards relate to and interact with each other. The discussion draws out some less obvious implications of these documents and addresses the question whether the focus on source and manufacturing process rather than composition is still appropriate.
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Parts of ASTM 1655, ASTM 4054 and ASTM D7566 are adapted with permission, copyright ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.
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