ASTM announces update to aviation fuel manual.

Press Release Summary:

ASTM International released Manual 5, Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures: 4th Edition, which explains procedures used by fuel handlers to assess/protect aviation fuel quality. Document includes rewritten API gravity section with information on metric density, fuel sampling techniques reflecting changes in ASTM D4306, and section on flushing new aviation fuel hoses. Also, 55 pg document offers filtration equipment and microbial contamination detection sections based on updated standards.

Original Press Release:

New ASTM International Aviation Fuel Manual Now Available

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 13 February 2009 - An extensively updated edition of Manual 5, Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures is now available from ASTM International. The manual provides a complete explanation of several common procedures used by fuel handlers to assess and protect aviation fuel quality.

New features of this revised edition include:

Rewritten API gravity section that now includes the latest information on metric density;

Improved fuel sampling techniques section to keep up with the changes in ASTM D4306;
Revised micro-separometer section;

New and vitally important section on flushing new aviation fuel hoses;

Updated filtration equipment section reflects changes in the industry regarding the API/IP/EI filtration standards; and

Completely rewritten section on microbial contamination detection that reflects the changes in oil company and airline industry standards, changes in test equipment and aircraft maintenance practices.

These extensive updates make this edition the most up-to-date and accurate reference available for aviation fuels professionals, including fixed base operators, airport service companies, aviation products representatives, purchasers, quality control personnel, fuel system designers, and oil company personnel who handle and distribute jet fuel from refineries at source into aircraft at airports.

Manual 5, Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures: 4th Edition (55 pages, soft cover, 8.5" x 11"; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7008-7; stock #MNL5-4TH) is available for $77. Contact ASTM Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; fax: 610-832-9555; or visit

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