Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel detonation takes place, without spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel. Diesel engines have found broad use as a result of higher thermodynamic efficiency and thus fuel efficiency. This is used for trucks, railroad, aircraft, military vehicles, cars, tractors and other heavy equipment.

PropertiesUnitSpecificationTest Method
Color2 maxASTM D 1500
Cloud Point°CReportASTM D 2500 or 5773
Cold Filter Plug Point°CReportASTM D 6371/ IP 909
Cetane Index50ASTM D 4737
Cetane Number55ASTM D 613
Carbon Residue%Wt0.2ASTM D 4530
Particular Contaminatesmg/L20 maxASTM D 6217
Ash Content%Wt0.01 maxASTM D 482
Acidity0.1 nilASTM D 974
Copper Corrosion1 maxASTM D 130
Density @15°Ckg/L0.82-0.845ASTM D 1298 or 4052
Distillation @90% recovery°C357ASTM D 88
Filter Plugging Tendency1.4ASTM D 2088
Flash Point PMCC°C54-62ASTM D 93
Pour Point°C0ASTM D 5948
Total Aromatics%Wt10ASTM D 5186
Sulfur Content%Wt0.5-0.7ASTM D 4294