The followig are major contaminant fluid groups and test fluids used for MIL-STD-810G, Method 504-1, Procedure I


  • Kerosene – Aviation turbine fuel JP-8 (NATO F-34), Commercial fuel, Jet A-1 and others as indicated by test requirements.
  • Diesel – DLI, DL-2, others as indicated in ASTM D975
  • Gasoline (Piston Engine) – ASTM D910, Aviation Gasoline ASTM D4814, Automotive spark ignition engine (commercial and MOGAS) and others as indicated by test requirements.

Hydraulic oils

  • Mineral Oil / Petroleum based (Aviation hydraulic fluids) – NATO H-520/NATO H-515; US QPL-5606-31(2), and others as indicated by test requirements.
  • Phosphate ester based (synthetic) – US: MIL-PRF-46170D(FRH) NATO: H-544
  • Silicone based, damping fluid – Dimethyl or other container polysiloxane (NATO S-1714)

Lubricating oils

  • Mineral Based – NATO 0-1176 (OMD 80); NATO Stock #4210 99 224 8369
  • Internal Compustion Engine – MIL-PRF-2104H, 15W40 (NATO 0-1236)
  • Ester Based (Synthetic) – As indicated by test requirements.

Solvents & cleaning fluids

  • Propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol)
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Cleaning compound for aircraft surfaces as indicated by test requirements
  • Trans-1-2 Dichloroethylene (Replacement for 1,1,1-Trichloroetane)

Deicing & antifreeze fluids

Deicers-Aircraft: Ethylene or propylene glycol mixtures; US antifreeze: AA-52624A (NATO S-750), and others as indicated by test requirements.

Runway deicers

Potassium-acetate based solution (ie,cryotech E-36 or other as indicated by test requirements).


Insecticides (ie, Malathion or pyrethrin) as indicated by test requirements

Disinfectant (Heavy duty phenolics)

Clear, soluble phenolics, e.g., phenol or its derivatives dissolved in a surfactant and diluted with water to give a clear solution; Parachlorometaxylenol (ie., EcoTru-1453. Aircraft Disinfectant or others as indicated by test requirements).

Coolant dielectric fluid

Polyalphaolefin (PAO) dielectric

Fire Extinguishants

Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and others as indicated by test requirements.

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