Diesel Fuel

There are many applications for diesel fuel; truck fuel, diesel automobiles, off road and power generation to name a couple.  The use of diesel is growing, particularly with the advent of clean burning diesel automobiles. The developments being made to produce more efficient and cleaner burning engines has made cleanliness particularly important. 

Diesel fuel can be produced over a wide spread of boiling ranges, impacting the properties of the finished products leading to widely different characteristics. 

Diesel fuel in the US is specified in ASTM D975.  It lists seven different grades of diesel and specifies test limits for each of them. Listed below are typical test requirements for which we have instruments and accessories available.

Flash Point D93

Flash Point D3828

Water and Sediment D2709 and D1796

Viscosity D445

Sulfated Ash D874 (CONTACT LAZAR SCIENTIFIC)

Sulfur D7039

Corrosion D130

Cloud Point D2500

Cloud Point D5773

Cloud Point D7397 (Mini)

Carbon Residue D524

Cold Filter Plugging Point D6371

Atmospheric Distillation D86

Cetane Measurement

Another measurement of great benefit to assure the cleanliness of fuel is ASTM D7619; Test Method for Sizing and Counting Particles in Light and Middle Distillate Fuels, by Automatic Particle Counter; which is based on the Seta Analytics AvCount particle counter.

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