Section VI. Notes. This area covers the intended use, how to order, who the custodian of the product is,
and other pertinent and miscellaneous information.
Use of ASTM/FTMS. ASTM Standards 05.01, 05.02, 05.03, and 05.04. The ASTM contains the majority of
test procedures used by petroleum laboratory technicians. It is published annually in March. The ASTM may be
purchased from the American Society for Testing Materials. Federal test methods (FTMs) cover those methods
adopted for use by federal agencies. Usually, only the federal test methods without adopted ASTM test
standards are included in the publication.
These publications tell you what test must be performed and what test method is to be used (for example,
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)(FTMS).
The ASTM/FTMS gives exact procedures to be used when performing testing on all petroleum products
and lists specified equipment and materials needed to perform the test.
Use of MIL-HDBK-200. This handbook provides general instructions and procedures to be used worldwide
by the military services in quality surveillance of government-owned fuels, lubricants, and related products.
Frequently used special test procedures are found in the appendices. In the event laboratory test results have
been evaluated, and the product did not meet specification requirements, it is quite possible that the product may
still be used according to MIL-HDBK-200 (Quality Surveillance Guidebooks for Fuels, Lubricants, and Related
Evaluating a Laboratory Analysis Report. Use the following references:
The applicable specifications and amendments.
PART B - REVIEW DA FORM 1804 AND DA FORM 2077 FOR
When a sample is turned into the petroleum laboratory for analysis, the senior petroleum laboratory technician
transfers the information from the DA Form 1804 (Figure 1-1) to the heading of the DA Form 2077 (Figure 1-2).
Sample Submitted By.
Amount Product Sample Represents.
Manufacturer or Supplier of Product.
Source of Sample.
Sample Taken By.
National stock number (NSN).
Date Sample Taken.
Once this information has been transferred to the DA Form 2077, the senior technician then enters the following
Lab Report No.
Type of Test(s) to Be Performed According to Specification Requirements.
Date Sample Received.
Date Test Started.
Date Test Completed.
Upon completion of the specified test(s), the laboratory technician forwards the results to the senior laboratory
technician for review. The senior laboratory technician reviews the results for accuracy and enters the results
and a recommendation for disposition on the DA Form 2077 "work copy" and forwards it to the laboratory NCOIC
for review approval.
Once the petroleum laboratory NCOIC has approved the results and disposition recommendation, a typed
DA Form 2077 is prepared from the approved work copy. The original is kept in a permanent file and enough
copies to satisfy all interested parties are forwarded to the requesting agency.