ignition quality

ignition quality

[ig′nish·ən ‚kwäl·əd·ē]
(chemical engineering)
The property of a fuel that ignites when injected into the compressed-air charge in a diesel engine cylinder; measurement is given in terms of cetane number.
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This synthetic fuel is free from sulphur and aromatic hydrocarbons and has high ignition quality.
The difficulty of obtaining a reliable measure of the ignition quality of ethanol in these engines was highlighted which raised the question as to the validity of the cetane scale for representing the ignition quality of non-petroleum fuels.
The technology for the R&D 100 Award-winning Ignition Quality Tester (IQT(TM)) was conceived and initially developed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI(TM)) and further developed, commercialized and manufactured under license by Advanced Engine Technology Ltd.
The IQT is faster and simpler, more accurate and less expensive, and also needs less fuel per test, than the engine test currently used for rating the ignition quality of diesel fuel.
Cetane ratings indicate the ignition quality of diesel fuels, similar to octane ratings for gasoline.
Prodizel Plus offers all of the features of its Prodizel predecessor; less smoke, cleaner engines and better performance, with the added advantage of having the best ignition quality of any fuel in Turkey.