octane requirement

octane requirement

[′äk‚tān ri‚kwīr·mənt]
(mechanical engineering)
The fuel octane number needed for efficient operation (without knocking or spark retardation) of an internal combustion engine.
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and Jones, E., "Developing Road Octane Correlations from Octane Requirement Surveys," SAE Technical Paper 810492, 1981, doi:10.4271/810492.
to ensure a consistency between their respective RON and the octane requirement map made with TRF on the multicylinder engine [17].
The octane requirement of the current engine varies between 70 and 110 depending on the engine speed and engine load (Figure 10) [17].
At 93 octane, Airworthy meets SI 1070, but exceeds the actual octane requirement for most low-compression engines that could burn it.
"We're guided by what the car manufacturers say and what the octane requirement would be, so our responsibility is to fill the need and provide what the consumer would require for their cars to work most efficiently," said Gerald Davis, a spokesman for Sunoco.
From the study, the difference in the best case versus worst case situation gave a 1.4 octane requirement improvement, and reduced the surface ignition and rumble by 25%.
As noted by Gibbs, the chemistries of these deposit control additives changed over time to address the location of the deposits in the engine, and concern of octane requirement increase (ORI) and engine oil viscosity increase due to the use of the leaded deposit control additives and their carrier oils [2].
Avgas may be unique for its high octane requirement and thus might actually support a competitive footing with petroleum-based fuel.
Engine designers also learned how to configure combustion chambers for lower octane requirements, that is, how to design mechanical octane numbers into them.
As an example of what could be achieved through combustion-chamber design, Caris and his colleagues catalogued the octane requirements of a wide variety of shapes.
Petersen's STCs, for example, are priced at a reasonable $1.50 to $2 per horsepower, depending on octane requirements. A few models, such as the PA-28-160, 161 Warriors and the Archers are, at $2750, more expensive.
D910 doesn't specify a minimum amount of TEL; the refiner can use as much or as little as required to hit the octane requirements. Some get by with less lead--a lot less--because their basic alkalation technology yields higher-octane blend streams.