Automotive Diesel Fuels - Fuel Manufacture,Product Quality,Engine Design and Potential for Additives - RF6 

CPE Credits Awarded:
Categories: Oil Industry, Fuels

Gold Course This course has been designed to provide a fundamental understanding of diesel combustion, diesel fuel production and the challenges faced by the engine and oil industries. It will include a review of specifications worldwide, manufacturing and refining constraints, market and environmental trends and an examination of the current technology and applications of additives in diesel fuels.

What you will learn

  • How to identify supply and market factors relating to diesel fuel production and consumption
  • How to recognise the technical aspects of automotive engine/fuel component relationships and additive requirements
  • How to examine environmental/green fuel issues including engine particulates/city diesel relationships

Please Note: This course, along with Gasoline Technology - Specifications, Quality, Blending Components, Additives and Market Developments (RF5), is no longer offered on a public basis. These two courses are offered for on-site training only.

For public presentation these courses have been replaced with Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Technology (GDT1).


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This course is of value to petroleum, additive and motor industry management. Also, staff involved with the quality, supply, refining, technical service and marketing of automotive diesel fuels and concerned with the effective use of additives to maintain or improve quality, are urged to attend. In addition, motor industry technical staff and governmental environmental advisors will also find the programme valuable.

Diesel Fuel Specifications

  • "European" specification trends
  • Test method and equipment

Quality Trends

  • Improved low temperature properties
  • Use of wax crystal modifiers
  • Relaxations on ignition quality
  • Use of cetane improvers
  • Use of detergents
  • "Premium grade" diesel fuels
  • "City diesel"

Motor Industry Views

  • Diesel engine design features
  • Diesel injection system trends
  • Fuel trends: ignition quality, density, viscosity and lubricity
  • Emissions

Diesel Fuel Manufacturing

  • Refinery operating patterns
  • Blend component characteristics
  • Major quality constraints
  • Crude selectivity
  • Additive potential
  • Additives for refinery applications
  • Flow improvers, cetand improvers
  • stabilisers, dehazers
  • Additives for marketing applications
  • Detergents, anti
  • corrosion lubricity, anti
  • foamants, bactericides, re-odorants

Additive Usage

  • Cost effectiveness as blend components
  • Opportunities for value upgrading
  • Operating flexibility
  • Gain in market share

Environmental Concerns

  • Global emissions legislation
  • Sulphur levels
  • Cold start smoke and noise
  • Black smoke and gaseous emissions
  • Aromatics limits

Particulate Emissions

  • Particulate formation and composition
  • Effects of sulphur and aromatics
  • PNAs and alkehydes
  • Particulate/NOx trade-off

Supply/Demand Patterns for Diesel Fuel

  • Specification constraints vs. quality and availability
  • Are emission targets attainable?
  • What is the future for additives
  • Diesel passenger car population trends


Mr Roger Hutcheson


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