New Flash Point Reference Material available

The Institute for Interlaboratory Studies (iis) did prepare a new Reference Material: n-decane for Flash Point determination. The material can be used for quality control purposes for Flash Point determinations on Jet Fuel A1. The Flash Point Reference Material can be ordered in quantities of 100 ml. The certified parameters have passed strict statistical assessment.

During the interlaboratory studies of September/October 2007 (iis07J02) with 125 laboratories in 59 different countries, the candidate Flash Point Reference Material has been certified for three types of Flash Point determinations that are all used for Jet Fuel A1 testing in accordance with the latest version of DefStan 91-91. The assigned values and its uncertainties are presented in the following table:

Parameter

Value

Uncertainty

Flash Point IP170 / ISO13736, C

49.6

0.2

Flash Point ASTM D56, C

50.9

0.5

Flash Point D3828/IP303 & IP523/ISO3679, C

48.9

0.7

Besides, the following value was also determined for this RM. This value was not certified, but is for indication only:

Parameter

Value

Uncertainty

Flash Point ASTM D93, C

54.3

2.7

The Reference Material and the certification report can be ordered at the Institute for Interlaboratory Studies directly.