fuel testing method Articles

  • Cetane Number and Cetane Index

    This article summarises the findings of an Energy Institute (EI) sponsored Technical Development Project carried out by Cliff Lilley Consultancy, and outlines a review of the suitability of the current cetane index equation used in IP 380 Calculation of Cetane Index of middle distillates by the fourvariable equation (EN ISO 4264) (ASTM D 4737 procedure A**) for calculating Cetane Index (CI), to ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

    As the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Particle swarm optimisation applied to nuclear engineering problems

    Evolutionary computation (EC) techniques, and more specifically genetic algorithms (GA) and their variations, have been efficiently applied to many complex problems found in the nuclear engineering field. Such methods have been shown to be robust and efficient, but highly time consuming. Other population-based methods have been proposed as alternatives to these traditional EC techniques. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Meeting the challenges of biodiesel blend measurements

    In a published paper on biodiesel blend quality submitted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory1, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry about whether the blend ratio is correct until a problem occurs. For fleet managers, an incorrect blend can mean a total shutdown of operations. On the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • A review on exergetic analysis and assessment of various types of engines

    This study presents a review on energy and exergy analysis of Otto and Diesel engines. Calculation methods of the analysis are discussed in detail. Previous studies, from 1963 to 2008, are chronologically listed and studied. The test engines had different cylinder numbers, speeds and rated powers. Engine specifications and test bench schematics are given in tables and figures. The best exergetic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Putting the brakes on biodiesel

      Come December 31st, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is set to effectively ban biodiesel in the state’s largest markets. The problem, they say, lies with the fuel’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and their contribution to the formation of ground-level ozone in Texas’ eastern counties. According to the TCEQ, biodiesel does not meet the stricter NOx standards recently ...

  • Burner Efficiency

    The Customer The Company is a world leader in combustion technology. They design and manufacture burners for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Process After the burners have been manufactured they must be tested to meet the standards of BTS-2000. This standard specifies the methods procedures for determining the performance and ...

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