STP751

    Stability of Diesel Fuels Made from Shale Oil

    Published: Jan 1981


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    Abstract

    A study was carried out to determine the type and degree of processing which will be needed to produce a diesel fuel from shale oil which is sufficiently stable to be used as an alternative to petroleum-derived diesel fuels. Several test methods were used to evaluate the stabilities of shale oil products which had been refined in various ways. There is an apparent need for an accelerated stability test method which will correlate with long-term storage of diesel made from shale oil.

    Keywords:

    diesel fuels, filterability, fuel filters, fuel oils, shale oil, stability, synthetic fuels


    Author Information:

    Irish, GE
    Research Associates, Union Oil Company of California, Brea, Calif.

    Richardson, RL
    Research Associates, Union Oil Company of California, Brea, Calif.


    Paper ID: STP28357S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28357S


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