1968-02-01

Classification of Diesel Fuels 680467

A diesel fuel classification is proposed that is compatible with fuel availability and that would enable consumers to better choose the optimum fuel for any use. It includes four, well-defined grades of fuel:
  1. I
    - A volatile, very high quality fuel with excellent combustion characteristics especially suited for use at low temperatures.
  2. II
    - A high quality fuel for general use in vehicles.
  3. III
    - A good quality fuel for general use in vehicles.
  4. IV
    - A fuel for nonvehicle use.
Industry-wide adoption of this classification is recommended, and a proper first step would be revision of the ASTM D 975 classification of diesel fuel.

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