Accession Number:

AD0762177

Title:

Detection of Nitrate-Type Ignition Improver in Diesel Fuel.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The report describes a new analytical test method for the detection of additive levels of nitrate-type cetane improvers in diesel fuel. The procedure employs a high temperature saponification followed by a sensitive spot test for nitrates. The method is relatively uninvolved and it is applicable to diesel fuel containing any of the four commonly used nitrate-type ignition improvers. The proposed method is recommended as a screening test for diesel fuel inspection test procedures that are affected by the presence of cetane improvers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE