FIJI JF – FAME in Jet Instrument, SA5000-2

IP 583; ASTM D7797 “Determination of the fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) content of aviation turbine fuel (AVTUR) with Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy – Rapid screening method”.

The Patented Fame In Jet Instrument (FIJI) offers you a rapid and easy check on parts per million (ppm or mg/kg) levels of FAME in aviation fuel using test method IP 583.

FIJI uniquely utilises state of the art Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) technology and a patented sample preparation system which allows FAME detection accuracy down to the 10mg/kg level.

You can use the FIJI as a field or lab based screening tool to give a quick indication of possible FAME contamination that may then necessitate further investigations. You can use the instrument to prevent expensive testing and avoid costly delays of fuel release.

A Multi-Product version of FIJI is available to measure Distillate & Residual Fuels as well as Jet – SA5200-0

If you are an existing users of FIJI Jet, you can upgrade to enable measurement of FAME in Distillate & Residual Fuels in accordance with ASTM D7963 using SA5050-0.

Methods: ASTM D1655, ASTM D7797, IP 583

Ease of use:
The instrument is extremely simple to use and fully automatic so you do not require specialist operator training
The system is self-cleaning so you do not require solvents. After each test, you simply replace the cartridge and the instrument is immediately ready for the next sample
Enhanced test throughput:
Tests require less than 50 ml of sample and typically take under 20 minutes
Results are presented in mg/kg units together with an optional traffic light system for flagging FAME contamination levels of the fuel
By comparison, current analytical tests can take many hours, require complex equipment and demand high skill levels
Precision and accuracy:
Using a unique sample preparation module the sample is pumped at a controlled flow rate though a proprietary disposable cartridge
The sample components are spectrally analyzed by the FTIR and a result is displayed in mg/kg and a graphical spectrum is also shown

Please note: Start up kit SA5001-0 is required for the initial operation

  • Measures the presence of all FAME types C8 to C22
  • Approved for co-processed fuels
  • Analysis time 20 minutes
  • 50 ml sample volume
  • No hydrocarbon cleaning solvents required
  • Laboratory and field instrument
  • Suitable for untrained operators
  • Patent Approved


Measurement range: 10-150 ppm (mg/kg) FAME in Aviation Turbine Fuels
Test duration: 20 minutes
Sample size: 50 ml
Operating temperature range: 5 to 35°C maximum (80% RH)
Power: 50 W maximum
Voltage 100/250 V, 50/60 Hz
Size (HxWxD) 55 x 38 x 42 cm
Weight Approx 20 kg
CCCN Code: Tariff 90273000


FIJI now included in Jet Fuel Specifications

ASTM D1655, Defence Standard 91-91 and EI/JIG standard 1530 , the specifications for Aviation Turbine Fuels, AVTUR, Jet A, and Jet A-1, have been updated to allow the new 50mg/kg FAME limit and now include IP 583 and ASTM D7797.


  • Table 3 Incidental Materials has been updated and the level of FAME permitted in JET fuel has been increased from 5 mg/kg to 50mg/kg.
  • An emergency release of 100 mg/kg is permitted when authorized by the airframe and engine manufacturers.
  • Table 3 includes the FIJI Rapid Screening methods, IP 593 / ASTM D7797, as accepted test methods for the new 50mg/kg FAME level.
  • The levels may increase to 100 mg/kg after two years, once the industry has been able to evaluate the field performance of fuels with higher FAME levels.


  • Table 1 Incidental Materials will include a maximum of 50 mg/kg with an emergency release of 100 mg/kg.
  • Table 2 includes the FIJI Rapid Screening methods, IP 593 / ASTM D7797, as accepted test methods for the new 50mg/kg level.
  • From 2nd May 2015 FAME measurement will become a mandatory part of recertification which is conducted at the upstream supply terminals and prior to movement to airport.
  • FAME tests are now mandated in DefStan 91-91.


Bulletin No.76 – Aviation Fuel Quality Requirements for Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS) – has been issued with new guidance on specification changes and a revised Joint Fuelling System Checklist.

  • The revised 50 mg/kg limit is effective 2nd May 2015
  • FIJI Methods – IP 583 / ASTM D7797 are authorised tests in the Joint Fuels Checklist
  • The FIJI method is the only analysis that can screen all FAME types

Spares and accessories for:
FIJI JF – FAME in Jet Instrument (SA5000-2)

Required Accessories
Part Number Description
SA5001-0 FIJI IP 583 Starter Kit
Suggested Spares
Part Number Description
SA5003-0 FIJI Box Low Lint Wipes (pack of 280)
SA5004-100 FIJI Beaker 50 ml (pack of 100)
SA5005-100 FIJI IP 583 and ASTM D7797 Cartridge (pack of 100)
SA5015-0 FIJI IP 583 and ASTM D7797 Annual Service Kit
Calibration, Verification and Training
Part Number Description
SA5020-0 FIJI Verification Material 30 ppm, 100 ml
SA5021-0 FIJI Verification Material 100 ppm, 100 ml
SA5025-0 FIJI IP 583 and ASTM D7797 Calibration Material Set

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