Aviation Fuel Testing

INEOS Laboratory offers a testing and inspection service for Jet A1 grade aviation fuel to the Joint fuels checklist and DEF-STAN 91-091.

Please refer to the list of tests for more information on our methods, or download the full testing services PDF for further test information.

Aviation Testing Services

Tests marked * are ISO17025 accredited

Test Name Method
Acid number of aviation turbine fuels – Colour indicator titration
Antioxidant (AO32) content of aviation fuel - HPLC method
Aromatic hydrocarbon types in aviation fuels - HPLC method with refractive index detection
Corrosiveness to copper - Copper strip test
Density - Oscillating U-tube method *
Distillation characteristics at atmospheric pressure
Electrical conductivity of aviation and distillate fuels
Existent gum content of aviation turbine fuel - Jet evaporation method
Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), derived from bio-diesel fuel, in aviation turbine fuel - GC-MS with selective ion monitoring/ scan detection method
Flash point - Abel closed-cup method
Free water and particulate contamination in distillate fuels - Visual inspection procedures
Freezing point of aviation fuels - Automatic laser method
Freezing point of aviation fuels - Manual method
Level of cleanliness of aviation turbine fuel - Portable automatic particle counter method
Mercaptans, hydrogen sulphide, elemental sulphur and peroxides - Doctor test method
Microbiological analysis in fuels, lubricant and water samples
Naphthalene hydrocarbons in aviation turbine fuels by ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry
Particulate contaminant in aviation turbine fuels by laboratory filtration
Saybolt colour of petroleum products - Saybolt chromometer method
Smoke point of kerosine, manual and automated method
Static dissipater additive (SDA) in aviation turbine fuel - HPLC method
Sulphur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry
Thermal oxidation stability of gas turbine fuels
Thiol (mercaptan) sulphur in light and middle distillate fuels - Potentiometric method
Transparent and opaque liquids - Kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity
Water separation characteristics of aviation turbine fuels by portable separometer