IP 590: Determination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) in aviation turbine fuel - HPLC evaporative light scattering detector method

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  • Published: January 2010
  • REF/ISBN: IP590-2935507
  • Edition:
  • Status: Current


This standard specifies a method of test for the identification and quantification in the range 3,0 mg/kg to 140 mg/kg of selected fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) species in aviation turbine fuel (AVTUR) by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD) method.

NOTE 1 - For the purposes of this standard FAME is as defined in EN 14213 and EN 14214.

NOTE 2 - FAMEs derived from coconut oil esters are too volatile to measure by this method.

NOTE 3 - For the purposes of this standard, the terms "% (m/m)" and "% (V/V)" are used to represent respectively the mass fraction and the volume fraction.

WARNING — The use of this standard may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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.

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