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ASTM D2386 - Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels

We perform testing by ASTM D2386 to determine the lowest temperature at which jet fuel remains free of solid hydrocarbon crystals. The freezing point of aviation fuel is the lowest temperature at which the fuel remains free of solid hydrocarbon crystals. These hydrocarbon crystals can restrict the flow of fuel through filters in an aircraft's fuel system. The temperature of the fuel in the aircraft tank normally falls during flight depending on aircraft speed, altitude, and flight duration. The freezing point of aviation fuel must always be lower than the minimum operational tank temperature. ASTM D2386 the freeze point of aviation turbine fuels and aviation gasoline.

We also perform freeze point testing by ASTM D1177ASTM D5972IP 16, and IP 435. These different test methods use different instruments or procedures or are used for certain sample types. Click on the test method number to learn more about each test.

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Sample quantity required: 200 ml

ASTM D2386 corresponds to IP 16.

For additional information on this test method or to purchase a copy of the method, please click HERE to open a new window and visit the ASTM website. Learn more about our laboratory's certifications and quality program here.