Jet Fuel Testing

Jet fuel quality testing and inspection.

Aviation Jet fuel Inspection, quality and specification testing is provided by Intertek's global network of certified and accredited laboratories. These aviation fuel laboratories offer their expertise and quality analysis services 24/7, testing to ASTM, IP, MIL, DefStan, AFQRJOS, JIG/EI 1530 and other jet aviation industry standards.

With over 130 years of experience, our experts and global resources are equipped to meet your testing, timeline and product needs. As regulations change and technology is created or innovated, our knowledge and industry expertise ensure your products and business are prepared to meet evolving demands. Intertek’s testing and certification services support the quality, performance, regulatory compliance, safety, benchmarking, analysis and other requirements for products, components, raw materials, sites, and facilities.

 
  • Aerocheck is a  complete testing solution for aircraft fuel, lubricant and hydraulic systems. 
  • Visual Appearance
  • Colour
  • Particulate Contamination
  • Particulate, channel particle count
  • Acidity
  • Aniline Point
  • Anti-icing Additives
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbon Types
  • Copper Content
  • Total Sulphur
  • Mercaptan Sulphur
  • Doctor Test
  • Refining Components, including Synthetic components
EI/JIG 1530 and Defence Standard 91-091/10 has specific instructions regarding product certification and traceability.  Traceability is defined as the ability to track distinct batches of fuel through the distribution system right back to the point of manufacture.  This requires batch volumes and quality documentation with information on additive concentration, and fuel processes (hydroprocessed and synthetic fuel) to be maintained throughout the system.
  • Distillation
  • API Gravity, API Density
  • Flash Point
  • Freezing Point
  • Viscosity @ -20°C 
ASTM D1655 is the American equivalent specification to DEFSTAN 91-091. This specification defines the following specific types of aviation fuel for civil use: Jet A; and Jet A-1. The fuels shall be sampled and tested appropriately to examine their conformance to detailed requirements as to composition, volatility, fluidity, combustion, corrosion, thermal stability, contaminants, and additives.
  • Burning Quality
  • Smoke Point
  • Naphthalenes 
  • Specific Energy 
  • Hydrogen Content
  • Carbon Residue (Ramsbottom)
  • Copper Corrosion

This test method covers the procedure for rating the tendencies of gas turbine fuels to deposit decomposition products within the fuel system. The instrument subjects the test fuel to conditions that can be related to those occurring in gas turbine engine fuel systems.

 

  • FAME content by HPLC
  • FAME content by GCMS
  • FAME content by Rapid Screening
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Defence Standard 91-091 requires lubricity to ASTM D5001 for some fuels to ensure sufficient lubricity for aircraft use. Services include BOCLE, scuffing BOCLE and HFRR.
Intertek provides compositional testing for Jet A1 fuel and biofuel blends. Rapid quality control testing helps identify fuel contamination issues, confirmation fuel safety, detect trace unwanted residues, and more.

 

Fuel can degrade or become contaminated in storage. Services include expertise in defect investigation, accident investigation and analysis of suspect aviation fuels.  

Particulate in both fuel and air can cause operation problems in jet engines. Services include identification of particulate and wear in engine components or from filters using scanning electron microscopy.
 
Need help or have a question? +1 888 400 0084
 

Need help or have a question?

+1 888 400 0084
APAC:
+65 6805 4800
Australia:
+61 1300 046 837
Netherlands
+31 88 126 8702
Brazil:
+55 11 2322 8033
China:
400 820 5033
+86 21 6485 5558
EMEA - UK:
+44 1708 680 200
FR:
+33 2 35 13 41 00
Germany:
0800 5855888
+49 711 27311 152
India:
+ 91 22 4245 0100
Italy:
+39 02 95383833
Mexico:
01 800 5468 3783
+52 55 5091 2150
Spain:
+34 902 377 388
Switzerland
+41 43 4337810
UAE
+971 4 317 8777
New Zealand:
+64 9 432 7521