1988-10-01

Investigation of the Low Temperature Performance of Trucks Operating on Low Cetane Diesel Fuel 881648

An anticipated increase in diesel fuel demand prompted a study by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, to assess the effect of synthetic and cracked fuel components on truck cold weather performance.Subsequently, a two-year contract was awarded to Esso Petroleum Canada Research to evaluate the effect of fuel composition on combustion using a 310 hp modern HD engine, and the effect on startup and driveability down to −30°C in four Class 8 trucks.

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