A Novel Technique for Investigating the Nature and Origins of Deposits Formed in High Pressure Fuel Injection Equipment 2009-01-2637
Recent developments in diesel fuel injection equipment coupled with moves to using ULSD and biodiesel blends has seen an increase in the number of reports, from both engine manufacturers and fleet operators, regarding fuel system deposit issues. Preliminary work performed to characterise these deposits showed them to be complicated mixtures, predominantly carbon like but also containing other possible carbon precursor materials. This paper describes the application of the combination of hydropyrolysis, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to the analysis of these deposits. It also discusses the insights that such analysis can bring to the constitution and origin of these deposits.
Citation: Barker, J., Richards, P., Snape, C., and Meredith, W., "A Novel Technique for Investigating the Nature and Origins of Deposits Formed in High Pressure Fuel Injection Equipment," SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 2(2):38-44, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-2637. Download Citation
Jim Barker, Paul Richards, Colin Snape, Will Meredith
Innospec Ltd, University of Nottingham
SAE 2009 Powertrains Fuels and Lubricants Meeting
SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V118-4EJ, SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V118-4