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Technical Committee Fuel Oils

List of Criteria for Additives Light Heating Oil, Standard Light Heating Oil, Low Sulphur Light Heating Oil A Bio

According to DIN 51603-1 and DIN SPEC 51603-6, the use of additives for quality improvement and control of light heating oil and light heating oil A is approved under certain conditions. In this project, minimum test criteria are established; the compliance with these criteria shall possibly exclude undesired side-effects of the additives used in light heating oil. For these minimum test criteria, test methods were selected and investigated by laboratories with regard to their ability to differentiate and their handling capacity. Against the background that some test methods cannot be applied for the assessment of all heating oil qualities, the established minimum test criteria vary depending on the heating oil quality: Five minimum test criteria were defined for additives to be used in light heating oil according to DIN 51603-1. Four minimum test criteria were established for additives to be applied in light heating oil A Bio according to DIN SPEC 51603-6.This report contains recommendations for the selection of additives.

Gabriele Lohmann, Jan Ludzay
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