+44 (0) 29 2036 5930 Buy test kits
Commercial Airlines
Aircraft Maintenance Facilities
Aviation Fuel Suppliers
Corporate Jets

Sector Introduction

Microbiological growth, by fungi and bacteria, can occur at any stage in the jet fuel supply chain. From the moment the fuel leaves the refinery, to the point at which it is uploaded to an aircraft; jet fuel is constantly exposed to the risk of microbial contamination.

As a result, every stakeholder within this supply chain must remain aware of the risks it can pose for fuel quality, aircraft operations and safety.

Commercial airlines and military operators, airports, general aviation, MROs and jet fuel suppliers can all be affected by this type of jet fuel contamination, and this is why industry associations such as IATA and JIG take a pro-active approach to providing industry guidance on how to manage this problem.  Preventing water accumulation in aircraft tanks and storage tanks to minimise microbial contamination in jet fuel is essential, ideally backed up with comprehensive jet fuel testing.  Some of the key issues that microbiological contamination in jet fuel can cause are outlined below.

Common problems

Related products

Related services

Associations

IATA
IASH
Imarest
ASTM
Energy Institute

Accreditations

SGS
FPAL
Hellios
Joscar
Cyber Essentials

ECHA Microbiology Ltd

Units 22 & 23 Willowbrook Technology Park,
Llandogo Road, St Mellons,
CARDIFF, CF3 0EF, UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 29 2036 5930
Fax: +44 (0) 29 2036 1195
info@echamicrobiology.com

Directions

200
+
YEARS OF COMBINED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE.