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ASTM D3701-17

ASTM D3701-17

Standard Test Method for Hydrogen Content of Aviation Turbine Fuels by Low Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry

2017-06-19 /Active
Significance and Use:

4.1 The combustion quality of aviation turbine fuel has traditionally been controlled in specifications by such tests as smoke point (see Test Method D1322), smoke volatility index, aromatic content of luminometer number (see Test Method D1740). Evidence is accumulating that a better control of the quality may be obtained by limiting the minimum hydrogen content of the fuel.

4.2 Existing methods allow the hydrogen content to be calculated from other parameters or determined by combustion techniques. The method specified provides a quick, simple, and more precise alternative to these methods.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the hydrogen content of aviation turbine fuels.

1.2 Use Test Methods D4808 or D7171 for the determination of hydrogen in other petroleum liquids.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The preferred units are mass percent hydrogen.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific warning statement, see 6.1.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

aviation turbine fuel; hydrogen; nuclear magnetic resonance;
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