Fuel Testing Articles

  • FPC Diesel Fuel Additive Case Study

    The most comprehensive study ever conducted on FPC, if not any fuel additive, is the University of Western Australia (UWA) Scientific Study conducted at the UWA Centre for Energy by world-renowned expert in the field of combustion, Professor Dongke ...


    By Fuel Technology Pty Ltd

  • Northumbria University Automotive Test Facility - Case Study

    Northumbria University commissioned Sierra CP to undertake the design, build and commissioning of two test cells to further support their Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and Ph.D. courses. The facility is operated by students and engineering staff and is a platform to support the engine and vehicle innovators of the future. The project was awarded to Sierra CP not only due to our extensive ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 2015 Engine Test Facility of the Year Intertek | Milton Keynes, UK Commissioned 2015 - Case Study

    2015 Winner: Engine Test Facility of the Year presented by Automotive Testing Technology Magazine. Read more... Having won the prestigious 2015 Engine Test Facility of the Year award, the Intertek facility is now recognized as among the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Irish Biofuels uses Peak generators for QC testing of biodiesel - Case Study

    Irish Biofuels have utilized Peak Precision series in their lab for QC testing of bio diesel. Irish Biofuels is a manufacturer of high quality biodiesel which is compliant with FAMEs EN14214. Currently supplying the Irish and UK bio diesel market, Irish Biofuels has plans in place to expand export of its product to ...

  • Diesel & Biodiesel Moisture Matters

    Welcome to Moisture Matters – the show where we take your everyday and not so everyday objects and test them to see which has more moisture. Today we’re testing fuel! Which do you think has more moisture, diesel or biodiesel? The Computrac Vapor Pro XL is a chemical-free Karl Fischer alternative that ...


    By AMETEK Brookfield

  • 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

  • EC Commissioned Study Finds Increased ILUC As A Result Of EU 2020 Goals

    On March 11, 2016, a consortium made up of Ecofys, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and E4tech announced that the final report on the Land Use Change (LUC) study is now available online. The study was commissioned and funded by the European Commission (EC) and was focused on using the GLOBIOM model to determine ILUC associated with the ten percent renewable energy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lister housing cooperative - condensing boiler case study

    Customer: Lister Housing Cooperative Location: Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Heating System: New Vaillant Condensing System Boiler Installed: 02/09 The property is a two bedroom flat in a Georgian terrace with high ceilings and hard to heat. Before hand the flat was not heated properly even after ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • SOCAVER Thermal Gas Supply - Case Study

    SOCAVER (Société Camerounaise de Verrerie) is a subsidiary of the leading Cameroon brewery, SABC (Société Anonyme des Brasseries du Cameroun). SOCAVER, which is the only glass factory in the Central Africa region, blew its first bottle on 1 July 1970 and today supplies a host of African countries with its products. Specialising in the manufacture of hollow glass, ...


    By Victoria Oil & Gas Plc

  • InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer for Biodiesel Blend Measurements

    Synopsis: Simple, yet powerful, filter-based IR spectrometers are ideal for compliance to the new ASTM 7861 test method for accurately measuring biodiesel blend ratios. The Wilks InfraSpec analyzer was the instrument used to develop and validate this method and thus is the industry standard for field measurement of FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) blend percentages. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • SnO 2 -Nafion ® nanocomposite polymer electrolytes for fuel cell applications

    Fuel cells are capable to exploit the combustion of hydrogen to convert chemical energy into electricity. Polymer electrolyte fuel cells based on Nafion membranes are able to work in a relatively low temperature range (70–90ºC) but require operating relative humidity (RH) close to 100%. To develop proton-exchange membranes with adequate performances at low RH, an attractive strategy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Value stream mapping based on energy and cost system for biodiesel production

    Organisations have to give more attention to customer demands for survival and also for increasing their market shares. But customers' demands are not stable. The main problem of all organisations is how to cut costs during production process. The solution to this problem is built up with lean–based production systems. Value stream mapping identifies those areas where unwanted productivity is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Xp3 Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance Case Study by Pepsi Guatemala

    PEPSI Guatemala Fuel: Diesel Machine/Type: Truck/Motor Test: Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance OBJECTIVE Evaluation of Xp³ for Diesel’s effectiveness in transport units Nos. 950 y 945. Fuel consumption history, oil analysis, and injectors were checked before Xp³ was added. Oil analyses were conducted after 5,352 km, with and without Xp³. In addition, a detail record of ...


    By Xp3 Canada

  • An experimental investigation of hydrogen-enriched unmodified DI diesel engine in dual fuel mode

    In recent years, the concern for cleaner air, along with strict air pollution regulation and the desire to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels have rekindled the interest in hydrogen as a vehicular fuel. Internal combustion engines continue to dominate in many fields like transportation, agriculture and power generation. Diesel engines are the most trusted power sources in the transportation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of renewable forest fuel supply for more sustainable energy production of CHP plant in Finland

    In this study, a potential fuel procurement planning model to sustainable energy production problems is considered. In Finland peat is commonly used as a fuel of energy plants. However, it is recently considered as non-renewable fuel. Therefore, we tested the model using Finnish Government’s peat fuel tax policy decisions for sustainable energy production. However, due to the complex nature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Linkages among the US energy futures markets

    This study investigates the price linkage among the US major energy sources, considering structural breaks in time series, to provide information for diversifying the US energy sources. We find that only a weak linkage sustains among crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, coal, natural gas, uranium and ethanol futures prices. This implies that the US major energy source markets are not integrated as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils

    The development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils as feedstock is presented. A biodiesel batch reactor was fabricated using locally sourced materials. Three different transesterification reactions were performed on the feedstocks using the fabricated reactor. The reaction temperature and time were varied for the fresh and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Causal relationship between fossil fuel consumption and economic growth in the world

    Fossil fuels are major sources of energy, and have several advantages over other primary energy sources. Without extensive dependence on fossil fuels, it is questionable whether our economic prosperity can continue. This paper analyses cointegration and causality between fossil fuel consumption and economic growth in the world over the period 1971 to 2008. The estimation results indicate that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficient steam production in paper mills

    The paper and pulp industry is an energy and emission intensive industry. Steam is an essential part of the paper making process with steam boilers, steam distribution systems and other processes accounting for a large percentage of a paper mill’s energy costs. Useful energy is often lost from boilers and process equipment such as heat exchangers, dryers, evaporators etc, as well as from ...

  • Get comparable ASTM/EN data for biodiesel blend while saving time and money

    If you need to verity how much biodiesel is in a diesel fuel, sending a sample off to a laboratory can take several days to get an answer. This can add unnecessary delays if a truck has just been loaded for a delivery, but must wait for the lab result. The best solution is to have an on-site test where the fuel is loaded or delivered. The two most widely used analytical methods for measuring the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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