PRIMER ON CURRENT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS

New requirements in the 1980s will, no doubt, require alterations of both petroleum fuels and engines. Gasoline properties such as octane numbers and volatility place restrictions on designers -- while a variety of additives and blendings can be used to alter other fuel properties. Similar factors come into play for diesel fuels and engines for which parameters such as cetane ratings and wax precipitation are important. Automotive gas turbine fuels may have flexible characteristics except for those affected by ambient temperature handling and altitude -- though similar aircraft fuels retain many safety-related specifications. An all-encompassing goal must be maximum mobility per barrel of crude oil, rather than simply per unit fuel tank volume.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19-27
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM