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There are two types of aviation fuel now in use:
Jet fuels can be traded under a number of standards:
Sampling, sample handling and sample preparation are all key elements on the successful testing of jet fuel. The standards developed under the auspices of CRS, CAFFI, IATA and JIG are all essential knowledge for the laboratory helping you control risk in the supply chain.
Jet A-1 must meet the requirements of the standard cited in a given contract, or forming part of a national minimum standard, pipeline agreement (e.g. Colonial or Buckeye in North America). Typically this might be the British Ministry of Defence specification DefStan 91-91and/or ASTM d 1655 and/or Aviation Fuel Quality Requirements for Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS) or indeed any one of these plus additional parameters set in the contract.
All the SGS jet fuel testing laboratories participate in an international proficiency test scheme for Jet A-1. These round robin tests act as a performance indicator and help to maintain a consistently high level of quality and assurance from our labs.
SGS is an active member of many industry bodies, working groups and standards-setting organizations, such as IFIA, ISO, ASTM, CEN and EI (The Energy Institute, previously known as the Institute of Petroleum). We carry out all trade inspection nominations on oil, gas and chemical cargoes in accordance with core petroleum and petrochemical standards including GOST, UOP, API, MPMS, ASTM, EN or IP test methods and specifications as set out by CEN or ISO or by national and local standards organizations. Custom-built or client-supplied analytical methods can also be applied if the parties involved inform us that these are part of the specifications. Where necessary, we can also help our customers to select the optimal standards to cite and/or use as a means of enabling effective risk management within a particular transaction or series of transactions. SGS also provides technical support on all matters linked to technology in use, standards and working practices.Find out more about jet fuel testing from SGS.