A methyl ester of sunflower oil was durability tested in direct injected, turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine. A test cycle recommended by the Alternate Fuels Committee of the Engine Manufacturer's Association was used. The results are compared to a baseline test using diesel fuel. Based on the results, the methyl ester fuel successfully completed the 200-hour durability test. Field tests and engine manufacturers evaluations are needed to further quantify the long term effect of the fuel on engine durability.
|Number of pages
|Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
|Published - Nov 1984
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)