MANUAL Published: 07 July 2016

Discussion on Uses of the Specifications for Diesel Fuels (ASTM D975) and Fuel Oils (ASTM D396)


In the United States and around the world, the increased demand for diesel fuel, the increased use of non-petroleum-based fuels, changing diesel engine technology, and tighter regulations all combine to emphasize the importance of high quality diesel fuel specifications. This chapter presents selected properties from ASTM Specification D975 on diesel fuels and provides a discussion regarding their importance to the industry.

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Westbrook, Steven
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, US
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 89–94
DOI: 10.1520/MNL6920150008
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7076-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7075-9