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Diesel characteristics and requirements

Characteristics

Requirements

Year 2000

Target 2005 Spec
(under review)

1. Acidity, Inorganic

Nil

2. Acidity, Total, mg of KOH/g, max.

0.2

3. Ash, % by mass, max.

0.01

4. Carbon Residue (Ramsbottom) on 10% Residue, % by mass, max.

0.3

5. Cetane Number*, min.

48

50

6. Pour Point, max.

3oC for winter

15oC for summer

7. Copper Strip Corrosion for 3 hr. at 100oC

Not worse than no. 1

8. Distillation

85% Volume Recovery at oC, max.

350

95% Volume Recovery at oC, max.

370

360

9. Flash Point Abel oC, min.

35

10. Kinematic Viscosity, cSt, 40oC

2.0 - 5.0

11. Sediment, % by mass, max.

0.05

12. Density at 15oC, kg/m3

820-860

13. Total Sulfur, % by mass, max.

0.25

(0.05)*

0.05

(0.035)*

14. Water Content, % by volume, max.

0.05

15. Cold Filter Plugging Point

6oC for winter

18oC for summer

16. Total Sediments, mg per 100ml, max.

1.6

17. Polyaromatics, % m/m, max.

No Limit

10

* In notified areas

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India
Topics
Vehicular air pollution > Emissions standards
Cleaner fuels and energy sources > Conventional fuels

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