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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A Method of Defining Ignition Quality of Fuels in HCCI Engines," SAE Technical Paper 200301-1816, 2003, doi:10.
Experimental studies using Ignition Quality Tester (IQT) with isomeric fuels [7, 8, 9] concluded that the differences in oxidation chemistry, and not physical property differences, were the dominating factor for the change in ignition delay time at the normal IQT operating condition (ambient charge of ~ 818 K at~2.
This synthetic fuel is free from sulphur and aromatic hydrocarbons and has high ignition quality.
The exact rating is determined by mixing cetane with a chemical called methylnaphthalene to produce a similar ignition quality of the fuel being tested.
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.
Cetane ratings indicate the ignition quality of diesel fuels, similar to octane ratings for gasoline.
Tenders are invited for Supply of an Ignition Quality Tester for the University of Limerick.
An Ignition Quality Tester (IQT) was also used to obtain the blending derived cetane numbers (BDCN) for all the ethanol-FACE fuels and ethanol-PRF blends.
Ignition quality, quantified by a cetane number, is one of the most important combustion characteristics of diesel fuel.
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.
demonstrated the response of Sasol iso-paraffinic kerosene (IPK) versus conventional ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) to cetane improver addition using an Ignition Quality Tester (IQT) [17].
Tenders are invited for supply of spares and overhauling /repair of ignition quality tester