IP 540: Determination of the existent gum content of aviation turbine fuel - Jet evaporation method

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2008
  • Method reapproved: 2019
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: 2008

This Standard specifies a method for the determination of the existent gum content of aviation turbine fuel. It includes procedures for using
either air or steam as the vaporizing medium.

NOTE 1 - The determination of the gum content of aviation gasoline, motor gasoline and other volatile distillates may be determined using the procedure described in IP 131.

NOTE 2 - Large quantities of gum are indicative of contamination of fuel by higher boiling oils or particulate matter and generally reflect poor handling practices in distribution downstream of the refinery

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