Technical Committee Fuel Oils
A List of Criteria for Light Heating Oil Additives
The use of additives for quality improvement of light heating oil is approved according to DIN
51603 -1. These additives may be applied in suitable concentrations, provided they are not
known to exhibit any harmful side-effects.
For this report, recommendations were elaborated and test methods established, which should help to select suited additives.
The objective of this report was the establishment of minimum requirements, which have to be met, in order to preclude undesirable side-effects or interactions of additives in light heating oil.
For these minimum requirements, test methods were selected and investigated by laboratories with regard to their ability to differentiate and their handling capacity.
In total, six minimum requirements were defined, which should be part of the requirements on additives.