ASTM D2276 – Particulate Contaminant in Aviation Fuel by Line Sampling
Aviation turbine fuels power engines to efficiently run aircrafts. These fuels need to have limited particulate contamination so as not to clog filters, accelerate oxidation or harm engine components. This test determines particulate contamination in fuels gravimetrically (by mass).
An aliquot of the fluid is passed through a weighed filter paper. The change in mass versus a control filter paper is determined and reported in mg/liter.