What Is Needed For Premium Diesel Fuel ?
1. First & foremost, Cetane must be increased to above a 50+ engine test number.
Cetane is a measure of how good a diesel fuel combusts as it relates to the ignition delay time in each cylinder - i.e. a shorter ignition delay provides more time for the entire fuel injection amount to burn properly.
Cetane Improver Additive reduces the ignition delay of the fuel.
2. Second, Detergent must be used to keep the fuel delivery system (tanks, pumps, injectors, sensors, etc.) clean and free of all fuel related deposits. Any deposit buildup within the system will cause unwanted disturbances in the process in which the fuel is delivered to the combustion chamber and the manner in which the fuel droplets mix (atomize) with the air charge.
Detergent Additive prevents fuel related deposits from sticking in the fuel delivery system and an added volume will clean up existing deposits and prevent post combustion deposit buildup on the valves and exhaust system components.
3. Third, Lubricity agents must be included to provide added lubrication value to the diesel fuel to insure the fuel delivery system is properly lubricated by the fuel passing through it. Less than adequate lubrication value will cause increased wear and poor combustibility of the fuel resulting from sticking of injectors (this is especially necessary if Cetane Improvers are used because these additives reduce the lubricity of diesel fuels).
Lubricity Additives enhance the lubrication value of diesel fuels and provide for proper operation and reduced wear over time.
4. Fourth, Storage Stability must be included to prevent the natural degradation of diesel fuels over time. Degraded diesel fuels will result in the accumulation of deposits throughout the fuel delivery system and negatively affect the injection and atomization of the fuel.
Storage Stability Additives will prevent the degradation process and eliminate the effects of using degraded diesel fuels.
5. Fifth, Corrosion prevention in today's diesel fuels is more important than ever before as a result of the very fine tolerances and extremely high pressures in the fuel delivery system. Corrosion (and rust) buildup will disrupt the efficient delivery of fuel into the engine cylinders and adversely affect engine fuel economy.
Corrosion Inhibitors eliminate dissimilar metal corrosion and rust from occurring in the fuel storage tanks and the fuel delivery system.
6. Sixth, Winterization of diesel fuels applicable to the region of use is essential to achieve optimum operability and performance of diesel powered equipment.
CFPP Reducer Additives, Wax Dispersing Additives, Wax Crystal Modifiers, Pour Point Depressants, and De-Icer Agents used in the correct combinations will allow diesel fuels to operate at nearly any temperature and under most conditions. These additives specifically target the problem areas of diesel fuels (the paraffin content and any biodiesel contents) to insure that the affects of the fuel makeup do not pose operational issues for diesel fuel users.