Relaxation of the ASTM Specification D-1655 maximum aromatic content to 25% and minimum smoke point to 18, has given fuel suppliers needed refining flexibility. This flexibility has been used by 40% of U.S. refineries. The amount of fuel in the relaxed range is reaching significant levels, close to that predicted by a 1975 ASTM survey. More than 100 million gallons were involved for United Airlines alone in 1977, and about 500 million gallons out of the total U. S. production. Use of this fuel has brought about no detectable increase in engine maintenance cost for United.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Shell Oil Company

    1 Shell Plaza, P.O. Box 2463
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, P P
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00197098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM