DIESEL FUEL PROPERTIES AND ENGINE PERFORMANCE

It may be necessary to increase the percentage yield of diesel fuel from crude oil to meet demands if diesel powered passenger cars achieve increased sales penetration. To assess the performance properties of products that might be produced to meet this increased demand, tests were conducted with diesel fuels of varying 10% recovered point (365 deg-520 deg F) (185-271 deg C), 95% recovered point (520 deg-750 deg F) (271-399 deg C) and aromatics content (15-40%) in U.S. and European light- and heavy-duty engines. The effects on emissions, power and fuel consumption were relatively small indicating that fuels within the range tested provide satisfactory performance. /SASI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hills, F J
    • Schleyerbach, C G
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770316
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM