1948-01-01

Effect of DIESEL FUEL on DEPOSITS and WEAR 480197

SULPHUR content is the most important characteristic of a diesel fuel, as far as engine life is concerned, according to the author, assuming the fuel has a cetane number sufficiently high to provide satisfactory ignition and the purely mechanical problems of cleanliness and flow rate are satisfactorily handled.
This is the net result of tests with a 5¾ x 8-in. precombustion-chamber diesel test engine, using the L-1-545 procedure with certain modifications.
The fuels used varied in sulfur content from 0.12 to 1.43%, in cetane number from 41 to 61, and in viscosity at 100 F from 36 to 64 SSU.

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