This document discusses descriptions of fluid contamination products. These contaminants are used for design evaluation and formal component qualification/certification testing. Such tests are routinely performed on candidate aircraft engine fuel and pneumatic system components. Typical of these components are fuel pumps, fuel filters, fuel controls, pressurizing valves, flow dividers, selector valves, and combustor nozzles. The purpose of this document is to recommend standard descriptions to be used by specification writers.
Revision D: (1) Scope rewritten for clarity (editorial), (2) Table 13, GEC contaminant size distribution corrected, (3) Updated description of cotton linters contamination, (4) Carbon fiber contamination description updated to include nominal diameter and length.