Jet A-1 - Product information
We provide reliable supply, high product quality and strive for excellent costumer service - we deliver on promise. Jet fuel is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines. It is clear to straw coloured in appearance.
Jet A specification fuel has been used in the United States since the 1950s and is only available in the United States, whereas Jet A-1 is the standard specification fuel used in the rest of the world. Both Jet A and Jet A-1 have a flash point higher than 38 °C (100 °F), with an auto ignition temperature of 210 °C (410 °F). This means that the fuel is safer to handle than traditional avgas.
The primary differences between Jet A and Jet A-1 are the higher freezing point of Jet A (−40 °C vs −47 °C for Jet A-1), and the mandatory requirement for the addition of an anti-static additive to Jet A-1.
Typical physical properties for Jet A-1
Jet A-1 Fuel must meet the specification for DEF STAN 91-91 (Jet A-1), ASTM specification D1655 (Jet A-1) and IATA Guidance Material (Kerosine Type), NATO Code F-35.
JP-8, NATO Code F-34, is the military equivalent of Jet A-1 with the addition of corrosion inhibitor and anti-icing additives; it meets the requirements of the U.S. Military Specification MIL-DTL-83133E. JP-8 also meets the requirements of the British Specification DEF STAN 91-87 AVTUR/FSII (formerly DERD 2453). The F-34 could be used instead of Jet-A1.
|Typical physical properties for Jet A-1 fuel:|
|Flash point||42 °C|
|Auto ignition temperature||210 °C (410 °F)|
|Freezing point||−47 °C (−52.6 °F)|
|Open air burning temperatures||260-315 °C (500-599 °F)|
|Density at 15 °C (59 °F)||.804 kg/L|
|Specific energy||43.15 MJ/kg|
|Energy density||34.7 MJ/L|