Possible application of animal fat as engine fuel - lubricity aspects
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Publication date: 2011-11-01
Combustion Engines 2011,147(4), 35-42
Thepaperpresents results of animalfat lubricity testperformed at highfrequency reciprocating rig (HFRR). Impact of test temperature on wear scar diameter (WSD) is shown. Results for animal fat are compared with those for mineral diesel fuel (ULSD). Obtained WSD prooved excellent lubricating properties of animal fat. Laboratory test results are backed up with engine trials where two sets offuel pumps were tested on a large reciprocating engine. Animal fat can be used asfuelfor engines -when appropriatefiltrationprocess is implemented.
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