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Classification of Diesel Fuels
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1968 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Mid-Year Meeting
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:
- A volatile, very high quality fuel with excellent combustion characteristics especially suited for use at low temperatures.
- A high quality fuel for general use in vehicles.
- A good quality fuel for general use in vehicles.
- 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.
CitationLindeman, R., Lawrence, D., and Wagner, T., "Classification of Diesel Fuels," SAE Technical Paper 680467, 1968, https://doi.org/10.4271/680467.
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