Best Practices for Fuel System Contamination Detection and Remediation
DAYTON UNIV RESEARCH INST (UDRI) OH DAYTON United States
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Fuel contamination is a broad term commonly applied to anything that causes a fuel test to fail quality assurance testing. Also included as contamination is the presence of any polar phase containing evidence of corrosion products or microbial growth. The Department of Defense, Commercial airlines, NATO, ASME and other organizations provide guidance on periodic product sampling and testing to ensure fuel quality. Guidance for contamination identification, however, is quite limited. This study was undertaken to investigate best practices for sampling, analyzing and reporting procedures utilized by fuel systemequipment operators referred to as field personnel and laboratory personnel to perform after the presence of fuel contamination is confirmed. The complete listing of Documents examined as part of this study, with a brief description of fuel quality guidance included in each is contained in Attachment 1.