CARBON BALANCE AND VOLUMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF FUEL CONSUMPTION

A recently completed EPA test program investigated the effects on emissions and fuel consumption of different types and brands of tires. In that program, fuel consumption was measured using both the carbon balance and volumetric methods. The number of tests conducted provided adequate data for a comparison of the results obtained by these different methods. A previously conducted investigation into the differences between carbon balance and volumetric measurements of fuel consumption concluded that a consistent difference exists between them. Fuel consumption measured volumetrically was found to average three percent higher than when measured by the carbon balance method. This report presents another analysis of this question.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
    Research Triangle Park, NC  USA  27709
  • Authors:
    • Newell, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM