Survey of Roadside Diesel Fuel Filterability

    Published: Jan 1967

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    A nation-wide survey was conducted in the spring of 1965 to obtain information on the cleanliness and quality of diesel fuels available at roadside truck stops. Roadside diesel fuels were found to be generally clean and of good quality. Normal inspection properties were found not indicative of a fuel's filterability. The harmful effects of various common or occasional fuel contaminants on filterability were determined. Fuel filterability, as measured in the laboratory filtration test, was found to be dependent on the size and quantity of the particulate matter present in each fuel and on the porosity of the filter.


    diesel fuel, fuel oils, filterability, service station, filters, porosity, contaminants, additives, cleanliness

    Author Information:

    Bertolette, W. D.
    Technical service supervisor, E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Del.

    Marvel, H. D.
    Technical assistant, E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Del.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.E0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46058S

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