ASTM International - ASTM D5006-03
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fuel System Icing Inhibitors (Ether Type) in Aviation Fuels
|Publication Date:||1 December 2003|
|ICS Code (Liquid fuels):||75.160.20|
significance And Use:
DiEGME is miscible with water and can be readily extracted from the fuel by contact with water during shipping and in storage. Methods are therefore needed to check the additive content in the... View More
DiEGME is miscible with water and can be readily extracted from the fuel by contact with water during shipping and in storage. Methods are therefore needed to check the additive content in the fuel to ensure proper additive concentration in the aircraft.
This test method is applicable to analyses performed in the field or in a laboratory.View Less
1.1 This test method covers a technique for measuring the concentration of Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (DiEGME) in aviation fuels. The HB and Brix scale refractometers are specified to determine the concentration of this fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) by measuring the refractive index of a water extract. Precision estimates have been determined for the DiEGME additive using specific extraction ratios with a wide variety of fuel types. The extraction ratios are high enough that portable handheld refractometers can be used, but not so high as to sacrifice accuracy or linearity, or both, in the 0.01 to 0.25 vol % range of interest.
1.2 DiEGME is fully described in Specification D 4171 and in other specifications.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
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.