Compressibility of Diesel fuel

In summary, compressibility of diesel fuel refers to its ability to be compressed under pressure and is an important factor in the performance and efficiency of diesel engines. The compressibility of diesel fuel is affected by various factors, including fuel type and quality, temperature, pressure, and additives. It is typically measured using a densitometer, and high or low compressibility can result in reduced engine performance, increased emissions, and potential engine damage.
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Could anybody advise the compressibility of Diesel fuel at 10 degrees Celsius?

Thanks

Filippo
 
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Do you really want to look at compressibility or do you simply want the density @ 10°C?
 
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Commpressibility of Diesel fuel

I am looking for compressibility at or around 10 degrees Celsius

Thanks
 
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The only thing I have would be the Bulk Modulus of Jet-A jet fuel vs. temp and system pressure. Jet-A is essentially a refined diesel fuel. It should get you what you need.
 

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Many thanks! This will work.
 

What is compressibility of diesel fuel?

Compressibility of diesel fuel refers to the ability of the fuel to be compressed under pressure. This is an important property as it affects the performance and efficiency of diesel engines.

Why is the compressibility of diesel fuel important?

The compressibility of diesel fuel is important because it affects the fuel injection process in diesel engines. If the fuel is too compressible, it can cause problems with fuel delivery and combustion, leading to reduced engine performance and efficiency.

What factors affect the compressibility of diesel fuel?

The compressibility of diesel fuel is affected by several factors, including the type and quality of the fuel, temperature, pressure, and the presence of any additives. Different fuel blends and additives can have varying levels of compressibility.

How is the compressibility of diesel fuel measured?

The compressibility of diesel fuel is typically measured using a device called a densitometer, which measures the density of the fuel under different pressures. The results are then used to calculate the fuel's compressibility.

What are the implications of high or low compressibility of diesel fuel?

If diesel fuel has a high compressibility, it can lead to issues with fuel delivery and combustion, resulting in decreased engine performance and efficiency. On the other hand, if the fuel has low compressibility, it may not properly atomize in the engine, also affecting performance. Both scenarios can also lead to increased emissions and potential engine damage.

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