Diesel fuel

last updated : 2011/01/01
Code Description Ind. price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
TVECFUELDIE1
DIESEL FUEL, for temperate and hot climate, per liter CH 0,27 0,86kg 1,6L Add
TVECFUELDIE2
DIESEL FUEL, for cold climate, down to -20C, per liter CH 1,90 0,86kg 1,6L Add

General information

Fuel for diesel engines: cars, trucks, generators, motor pumps, space heaters, etc.

Normal diesel freezes easily. For cold countries, diesel contains additives to prevent freezing. Ensure the protection is adapted to the coldest temperature. Additives can be sourced separately, and added to the diesel at a minimum temperature of +5°C.

-  Other anti-freeze possibility: a maximum of 50% kerosene or JET A1 fuel can be added to the diesel, providing protection up to -20°C.

Do not store next to residential areas or places of work. Stored fuels must be protected from the sun, be well ventilated and kept in an area free of flammable materials. An extinguisher and sand must be positioned in close proximity.

Prior to pumping diesel from a drum, it should be allowed to settled for 3 days to allow for sedimentation. The pump should be positioned such that is pumps, at a minimum, 20cm from the bottom of the barrel; the remaining 20cm of fuel should be transferred to a clear plastic jerri can and carefully checked for water or dust contaminates prior to use. Water in an engine's fuel system will cause serious damages to the injection system.

When receiving drums, use a fuel water-detection paste (code TVECFUELWDTC) if there is any doubt as to the quality.

For large quantities, store fuels in an underground tank (an overflow retention tank is mandatory).

Do not store fuels with oils or tyres as a fire safety measure, it can also damage the tyres

Specifications

Diesel fuel; free from water, dust or other contaminants; in new drums sealed at the refinery; or in bulk in compliance with international fuel regulations and standards.

Distillate fuel: sulphur content should not exceeding 1% by weight and have a minimum cetane number of 45, as per:

  1. -      British Standards Institution: BS 2869:1970, Class Al or A2
  2. -      American standard ASTM Diesel Fuel Classification:D.975,No.2-D