Effects of Low Cetane Fuels on Diesel Engine Operation—Part 3—Performance of the ‘1990’ Fuel in a Cummins NTC 400 872147
A Cummins NTC 400, 400 hp 2100 revs/min diesel, was run with a Canadian Tar Sands derived fuel. This experimental fuel has a higher total aromatic content (40%) and lower Cetane number (35 Cn) than contemporary North American fuels, which call for a minimum 40 Cn. Steady-state testing was used for comparing the engine performance, including emissions levels, when using the Test Fuel and a reference fuel.
Citation: Davies, A., Moon, G., Chippior, W., and McDill, D., "Effects of Low Cetane Fuels on Diesel Engine Operation—Part 3—Performance of the ‘1990’ Fuel in a Cummins NTC 400," SAE Technical Paper 872147, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/872147. Download Citation
A. S. Davies, G. Moon, W. Chippior, D. McDill
Division of Mechanical Engineering, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
1987 SAE International Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exhibition
SAE 1987 transactions: Fuels and Lubricants-V96-7