A fuel composed of distillates obtained in petroleum refining operation or blends of such distillates with residual oil used in motor vehicles. The boiling point and specific gravity are higher for diesel fuels than for gasoline.
the light oil fuel used in diesel and other compression-ignition engines.
Diesel Fuel consists mostly of hydrocarbons ranging from C10 to C24. The composition of diesel fuel may vary with changes in latitude or changes in season. this variability is provided by the refinery to control the volatility of the product. In order to be identified as diesel fuel, a sample extract must exhibit a homologous series of five or more consecutive normal alkanes ranging from C12 through C22. Diesel fuel has a flash point of 120 to 160°F and explosive limits of 0.7% to 5%. Many states specify a minimum flash point for diesel fuel.
a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines
Petroleum products normally used as fuel for diesel engines are components of crude oil having heavy hydrocarbons containing at least 12 to 16 carbon atoms per molecule. These heavier fractions are taken from crude oil after the more volatile portions used in gasoline are removed.
Distillate fuel oil used in compression-ignition engines. It is similar to home heating oil, but must meet a cetane number specification of 40 or more.
Petroleum product used as fuel for diesel engines.
Obtained through the partial distillation of crude oil. Diesel fuel is ignited in an internal combustion engine cylinder by the heat of air under high compression--in contrast to motor gasoline, which is ignited by electrical spark. Because of the mode of ignition, a high cetane number is required in a good diesel fuel. Diesel fuel also often contains higher quantities of mineral compounds and sulfur.
Any liquid, including kerosene, suitable for the propulsion of diesel-powered motor vehicles, but does not include gasoline or liquefied gas.
Fuel used for internal combustion in diesel engines. See Distillate Fuel.
Fuel for cars with diesel engines. It is heavier than gasoline and uses the heat of extrememly highly compressed air to ignite the fuel in the combustion chamber.
A petroleum product produced by refining crude oil, that fuels diesel engines
n: a light hydrocarbon mixture for diesel engines; it has a boiling range just above that of kerosene.