EFFECT OF DIESEL FUEL PROPERTIES ON EMISSIONS AND PERFORMANCE
Tests were conducted with several production diesel engines and one prototype low-emission diesel engine to determine the effect of fuel properties on exhaust emissions and engine performance. Fuel cetane number was found to be the most significant fuel property; low cetane fuels resulted in higher hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen and increased noise. Conversely, higher cetane fuels produced lower emissions and noise, and also improved engine starting characteristics. The degree of these effects was influenced by engine configuration.
- Presented at SAE meeting, September 9-12, 1974.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Broering, L C
- Holtman, L W
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Cetane number; Diesel engine exhaust gases; Diesel engines; Diesel fuels; Exhaust gases; Fuel composition; Sound level
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel fuel cetane ratings; Fuel properties
- Subject Areas: Energy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00080344
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Preprint #740692
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM