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Title: Swedish tests on rape-seed oil as an alternative to diesel fuel

Abstract

The cheapest version of Swedish rape-seed oil was chosen. First the rape-seed oil was mixed in different proportions with regular diesel fuel. A mixture of 1/3 rape-seed oil and 2/3 regular diesel fuel (R 33) was then selected for a long-term test. A Perkins 4.248 diesel engine was used for laboratory tests. Four regular farm tractors, owned and operated by farmers, and two tractors belonging to the Institute have been running on R 33. Each tractor was calibrated on a dynamometer according to Swedish and ISO-standards before they were operated on R 33. Since then the tractors have been regularly recalibrated. The test tractors have been operated on R 33 for more than 3400 h. An additional 1200 h have been covered by the laboratory test engine. None of the test tractors have hitherto required repairs due to the use of R 33, but some fuel filters have been replaced. Some fuel injectors have been cleaned due to deposits on the nozzles. 4 figures, 1 table.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Machinery Testing Inst., Uppsala, Sweden
OSTI Identifier:
5941925
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5941925
Report Number(s):
CONF-820860-
Journal ID: CODEN: ASPUD
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
ASAE Publ.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: International conference on plant and vegetable oils as fuels, Fargo, ND, USA, 2 Aug 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; DIESEL ENGINES; PERFORMANCE; VEGETABLE OILS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DIESEL FUELS; FARM EQUIPMENT; MIXING; SWEDEN; TESTING; ENGINES; EQUIPMENT; EUROPE; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; SCANDINAVIA; WESTERN EUROPE 090100* -- Hydrocarbon Fuels-- (-1989); 140504 -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Biomass Production & Conversion-- (-1989); 330800 -- Emission Control-- Alternative Fuels

Citation Formats

Johansson, E., and Nordstroem, O. Swedish tests on rape-seed oil as an alternative to diesel fuel. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Johansson, E., & Nordstroem, O. Swedish tests on rape-seed oil as an alternative to diesel fuel. United States.
Johansson, E., and Nordstroem, O. Fri . "Swedish tests on rape-seed oil as an alternative to diesel fuel". United States.
@article{osti_5941925,
title = {Swedish tests on rape-seed oil as an alternative to diesel fuel},
author = {Johansson, E. and Nordstroem, O.},
abstractNote = {The cheapest version of Swedish rape-seed oil was chosen. First the rape-seed oil was mixed in different proportions with regular diesel fuel. A mixture of 1/3 rape-seed oil and 2/3 regular diesel fuel (R 33) was then selected for a long-term test. A Perkins 4.248 diesel engine was used for laboratory tests. Four regular farm tractors, owned and operated by farmers, and two tractors belonging to the Institute have been running on R 33. Each tractor was calibrated on a dynamometer according to Swedish and ISO-standards before they were operated on R 33. Since then the tractors have been regularly recalibrated. The test tractors have been operated on R 33 for more than 3400 h. An additional 1200 h have been covered by the laboratory test engine. None of the test tractors have hitherto required repairs due to the use of R 33, but some fuel filters have been replaced. Some fuel injectors have been cleaned due to deposits on the nozzles. 4 figures, 1 table.},
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journal = {ASAE Publ.; (United States)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
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