Section I Acronyms and Abbreviations
American Petroleum Institute
American Society for Testing and
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Department Of The Army
Department Of Defense
noncommissioned officer in charge
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
National Stock Number
Property Disposal Office
Defense Fuel Supply Center
Product Quality Deficiency Report
Department Of Defense
Reserve on Board
Reid vapor pressure
Fuel System Icing Inhibitor
static dissipator additive
in accordance with
initial boiling point
standard operating procedure
In-Plant Quality Evaluation
water separometer index modified
Section II. Terms
The specification for leaded and unleaded
gasoline is VV-G-(K)1690. Specification MIL-G-
additive An agent used for improving existing
3056 specifies combat grade type 1 and 11.
characteristics or for imparting new characteristics
to certain petroleum products.
aviation gasoline (AVGAS) A hydrocarbon fuel
for use in reciprocating piston-type aircraft
American Petroleum Institute (API) The institute
engines. AVGAS is characterized by high vapor
represents and is supported by the petroleum
pressure and distillation range and high
industry. It standardizes the tools and equipment
tetraethyIlead content. It is procured by the
used by the industry and promotes the
military under specification MIL-G-5572.
advancement of research in the petroleum field.
barge A flat-bottomed boat used to carry cargo on
American Society for Testing and Materials
inland waters or in lighterage service. Barges are
(ASTM) A national scientific technical organization
usually towed. A petroleum barge has internal
formed for the development of standards or
tanks to transport liquid cargo.
characteristics performance of materials, products,
systems, and services and the promotion of
bottoms In a distilling operation, the portion of the
charge remaining in the still or flask at the end of
a run, in pipe stilling or distillation, the portion
API Gravity An arbitrary scale expressing the gravity
which does not vaporize.
or density of liquid petroleum products. The
measuring scale is calibrated in terms of degrees
contaminated product A product in which one or
API. The gravity of any petroleum product is
more grades or types of products have been
corrected to 60F (15.6C).
inadvertently mixed, or a product containing
foreign matter, such as dust, dirt, rust water, or
automotive gasoline (MOGAS) A hydrocarbon fuel
procured by the military under two specifications.