VEGETABLE OILS AS DIESEL FUELS. REDUCTION OF CARBON FOULING

It is well known that vegetable oils are fairly well suited for the fuel of diesel engines in short-term use. Good results have also been obtained in long-term experiments with precombustion chamber diesels. In direct-injection diesel engines heavy carbon fouling often causes problems. In the experimental part of the research work the ability of certain additives to reduce fouling was studied on a direct-injection Petter AVB engine in a 20 h test. A mixture consisting of 50% diesel oil and 50% alkali refined rape oil was used as the fuel. The additives effective according to literature references did not reduce fouling in these experiments, whereas fairly good results were obtained with the ignition improver.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Research Centre of Finland

    Technical Information Service, Vuorimiehentie 5
    SF-02150 Espoo 15,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • Kyote, M
    • NYLUND, N-O
    • Spipilae, K
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

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  • Pagination: 44 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00457173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTT-TIED-464
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1987 12:00AM