Collegiate Design Series
SAE Learning Center
A World in Motion (K-12)
Participate with SAE
Brand Gear Store
Donate to SAE
Engine Performance with Low-Cetane Fuels
WIDE variety of tests in the laboratory, in the cold room, and in the field have led the authors to the following conclusions:
The 35-cetane-number fuel may be used satisfactorily under normal temperature and altitude conditions.
Existing automotive diesel engines can be operated at subzero temperatures on this fuel, but certain precautions, discussed by the authors, must be taken to avoid possible trouble.
Deposition obtained from misfiring during operation at subzero temperatures will be reduced by the use of higher-cetane-number fuel, but will not be completely eliminated under severe conditions.
Operational difficulties may be expected at high altitudes on the 35-cetane-number fuel.
GRIFFITH, L. and WILLIAMS, R., "Engine Performance with Low-Cetane Fuels," SAE Technical Paper 450187, 1945,
L. W. GRIFFITH, R. C. WILLIAMS
SAE National Diesel - Fuels & Lubricants Meeting
Diesel / compression ignition engines
Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content.
Learn More »
Access SAE MOBILUS »
Add to Cart
Members save up to
off list price.
to see discount.
With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.