R&D Control Study: Plan for Future Jet Fuel Distribution Quality Control and Description of Fuel Properties Catalog

The main objective of this study is to investigate and provide recommendations for any unique quality control requirements that the production and distribution of alternative jet fuels may require, ultimately producing a quality control handbook for alternative jet fuel entrants and others along the supply chain. As experience is gained with the production and distribution of alternative jet fuels, the quality control of those fuels can be examined relative to this handbook by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Aviation Fuels Subcommittee and by stakeholders that are engaged in the supply chain that produces, distributes, and uses jet fuel. To reach the objective stated above, this study will a) highlight best practices for maintaining quality control of jet fuel, b) identify gaps in current quality and performance procedures that may emerge with the introduction of alternative fuels, c) suggest areas for improvement in current jet fuel quality control practices to accommodate the introduction of alternative fuels, and d) provide recommendations for an improved method of collection of fuel property and quality measurements.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Metron Aviation, Incorporated

    45300 Catalina Court
    Dulles, VA  United States  20166

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Environment and Energy, 800 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Miller, Bruno
    • Johnson, Donovan
    • Thompson, Terry
    • Rosenberg, Frank L
    • Driver, Judith
    • Biscardi, Gerard P
    • Mohtadi, Madalina K
    • Mohtadi, Nabil J
  • Publication Date: 2014-5-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01535811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/AEE/2014-11, DOT-VNTSC-FAA-14-11
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT57-11-C-10051
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 3:05PM