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

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2010
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: IP590-2935507
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: January 2010


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.

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