The formation of wax crystals in diesel fuels during winter use is a well known phenomenon. The industry has created specifications to insure satisfactory diesel operation under winter conditions by lowering the cloud point with kerosene dilutions or equipment modifications. These specifications create a potential economic penalty to the refiner. An alternate solution to these cold flow problems include the use of chemical additives. This paper will discuss some fundamentals related to the chemical additive approach, namely wax crystal modification.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition Baltimore, Maryland, October 8-11, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Zielinski, J
    • ROSSI, F
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00395782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 841352, HS-038 306
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM