On 01.03.2020, the DGMK project 798 "Development of a Fast-Aging Method for Middle Distillates for Modelling the Longterm Aging Behaviour by Using Online-Measurement of Multiple Stability Parameters" started.
The ageing of middle distillates is a major issue for all long-term applications. These include, for example, oil heating systems, mains backup systems, seasonally used vehicles, and hybrid systems with electric drives. Due to the increasing efficiency, as well as the growth of combined technologies, the storage time increases. Therefore, the project aims to further develop a method for the rapid representation of ageing processes. The method was developed in the predecessor project DGMK 763 and is based on the principle of the PetroOxy test on a larger scale. This made it possible to differentiate fuels with regard to their stability, similar to the results of long-term storage.