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Aviation JP-8

JP-8

The best product for military use

The product safety sheets of the JP-8 are available to customers by sending a request to aviacion@repsol.com

Characteristics

JP-8 (Jet Propulsion), is a fuel derived from kerosene with additives for military use.
This product must meet the MIL-DTL-83133 specification, which stipulates that during its manufacture, CI/LI (corrosion inhibitor/lubricity improver), FSII (fuel system icing inhibitor) and a SDA (static dissipater additive) additives will be added.
In addition, according to this specification, the JP-8 may contain an AO (antioxidant) or MDA (metal deactivator) additive. To be able to add a metal deactivator to the JP-8 formula, according to regulations, express written authorization from the purchaser and user of the product must be obtained.
The main characteristics are:
  • Fuel for military aviation. 
  • Colorless or slightly yellow.
  • Density within the range of 6.47-7.01 lb/U.S. gallon (0.775 – 0.840 kg/L) 
  • Flammable at temperatures above 100.4°F (38°C) in the presence of flames or sparks.
  • Freezing point -52.6°F (-47°C). 

Applications

The JP-8 is a kerosene which contains additives with the objective of improving its properties for military use. As such, it is used in military aircraft with the exception of reactors loaded on aircraft carriers, which use JP-5. 
JP-5 is also a fuel derived from kerosene. It has a higher flash point than the JP-8, a feature that makes it appropriate for use in planes loaded on aircraft carriers, in which the risk of fire is greater.

Quality

Quality
The quality of JP-8 is assured in all stages of production by means of rigorous controls which guarantee strict compliance with the MIL-DTL-83133 military regulation.
Our commitment is to maintain the quality of JP-8, assuring the absence of contamination with other fuels and the elimination of its greatest enemies: water, microbiological contamination and solid particles. Additionally, the additive process is carried out according to rigorous procedures focused on assuring that the fuel supplied to aircraft meets all quality standards and the client's technical requirements.