Testing Services

Aviation Fuel

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.

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Aviation Testing Services (25KB)

Tests marked * are ISO17025 accredited

Test Name Method
Acid number of aviation turbine fuels – Colour indicator titration

IP 354

Thiol (mercaptan) sulphur in light and middle distillate fuels - Potentiometric method

IP 342

Mercaptans, hydrogen sulphide, elemental sulphur and peroxides - Doctor test method

IP 30

Distillation characteristics at atmospheric pressure

IP 123

Flash point - Abel closed-cup method

IP 170

Density - Oscillating U-tube method *

IP 365

Freezing point of aviation fuels - Automatic laser method

IP 529

Freezing point of aviation fuels - Manual method

IP 160

Transparent and opaque liquids - Kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity

IP 71

Smoke point of kerosine

IP 598

Corrosiveness to copper - Copper strip test

IP 154

Thermal oxidation stability of gas turbine fuels

IP 323

Existent gum content of aviation turbine fuel - Jet evaporation method

IP 540

Antioxidant (AO32) content of aviation fuel - HPLC method

IP 343

Static dissipater additive (SDA) in aviation turbine fuel - HPLC method

IP 568

Electrical conductivity of aviation fuel

IP 274

Level of cleanliness of aviation turbine fuel - Portable automatic particle counter method

IP 565

Aromatic hydrocarbon types in aviation fuels - HPLC method with refractive index detection


Microbiological analysis in fuels, lubricant and water samples

IP 613

Particulate contaminant in aviation turbine fuels by laboratory filtration

IP 423

Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), derived from bio-diesel fuel, in aviation turbine fuel - GC-MS with selective ion monitoring / scan detection method

IP 585

Sulphur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry

ASTM D4294

Naphthalene hydrocarbons in aviation turbine fuels by ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry

ASTM D1840

Water separation characteristics of avaiation turbine fuels by portable separometer

ASTM D3948

Saybolt colour of petroleum products - Saybolt chromometer method


Free water and particulate contamination in distillate fuels - Visual inspection procedures

ASTM D4176