As a petroleum laboratory supervisor, you are responsible for ensuring samples received from customers are
properly submitted and tested by your activity. The development of an SOP can aid you in establishing and
implementing sample submission procedures, assigning tests to technicians, and organizing the workload.
PART A - SAMPLING, RECEIVING, AND IN-PROCESSING PROCEDURES
Check sample tag (DA Form 1804) for required information. The following information should be entered on
the sample tag for each sample taken and/or submitted.
From (Requesting Activity).
Sample No. (Entered by lab).
Amt. Product Sample Represents.
From (Where sample was taken from).
Source (What storage type sample was taken from: Truck No., Tank No., Other).
Sampled By (Individual).
Shipment Delivery Date.
Acceptable Condition for Samples and Sample Containers.
Samples should be taken IAW the appropriate ASTM Test Method and MIL-HDBK-200.
Samples should be representative of the information on the sample tag.
Containers should be tightly closed, with no wax, paraffin, rubber gaskets, pressure sensitive tape, or
any other contaminating substances.
Kerosene, jet fuel, and gasoline should be stored in cans or brown bottles to protect the product from the
Aviation fuel samples should be stored in brown or clear glass bottles if they are to be submitted for
water and sediment tests.
Assign a laboratory number and enter it into the top section of the sample tag.
The following information is to be logged in the sample logbook adjacent to the laboratory number assigned:
grade of product
date test completed
source of sample
Blocks 9 through 11 are completed as work is done.
PART B - DETERMINE TEST SEQUENCE AND TYPE OF TEST TO BE
The sequence of samples to be tested will be first come, first serve in the following priority:
Samples for emergency vehicles and aircraft.
Samples for crashed aircraft.
Re-samples for off-specification products.
Type test to be performed will be determined from MIL-HDBK-200 and product specifications.