Fuel is used for ignition to propel an engine.
Fuel Stabilizers retard the natural hydrocarbon degradation of diesel fuels during long-term storage.
The fuel system is anything that that the fuel contacts. It would include the fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel filter and fuel pump. It would also include any fuel modifiers such as the fuel injectors.
Gasoline is used for ignition in a gasoline engine.
Fuel injectors are the part of the fuel pump that is used to force fuel under high pressure into the combustion chamber.
Jelling is the point at which a liquid becomes a solid.
Engine Knocking is the result of fuel accumulation in the combustion chamber and a long delay in ignition.
Lubricity is the fuels ability to reduce friction in moving parts in fuel pumps and injectors.
Metal Deactivators counteract oxidation effects on fuel storage and delivery systems.
Microbial Activity is the presence of fungus or bacteria spores growing in the diesel fuel.
Misfiring results from the lack of ignition in an engine cylinder.
OEM refers to Original Equipment Manufactures.
Particulates are contaminating sediments from sludge, metals and other sources.
Particulate Content is the amount of contaminates present in the diesel fuel.
The Pour Point is the temperature of the fuel when it jells or becomes a solid and no longer flows.
Premium Diesel Fuel is regular diesel fuel that has additional additives that improve the performance of the fuel. While different gasolines can be compared by octane ratings there are no standards to compare Premium Diesel Fuels from different...
PTB references the portion of a treat rate of Parts per Thousand Barrels.
A refinery is a processing plant that takes crude oil and processes or refines it into the useful products of alcohol, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene and others.
Rust or Corrosion Modifiers prevent pitting and erosion of metal surfaces.
Sludge is a buildup of unburned fuel that will clog fuel pumps and fuel injectors.
Stabilizers reduce the natural hydrocarbon degradation of fuel oils during long-term storage. Photographic evidence of the degradation of diesel fuel due to becoming destabilized over time. Unstable fuel will typically be difficult...
Sulfur is a naturally occurring contaminate in diesel fuel that increases corrosion and emissions.
Trace Metals are small amounts of metal particulars present in crude oil.
Viscosity is a measure of diesel fuel thickness. A high viscosity fuel is hard to burn and causes poor injector spray. Low viscosity can cause injector leak and wear.
The Wax Dispersing Filterability Test (WDFT) was developed by Research Laboratories, Inc. to monitor the suspension of wax crystals below the diesel fuels original cloud point. Base (untreated) fuel sample with complete wax fallout into the...