Fuels for Diesels & Turbines

  • R L Allen
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


Diesel engine and gas turbine fuels comprise the variety of petroleum products ranging from kerosine, used in aviation and some industrial gas turbines, through automotive diesel fuel to heavy marine fuel oil, used in slow speed main propulsion engines. They are distinguished by differences in viscosity, boiling range, combustion characteristics, chemical composition, and many other properties. All are derived from three basic types of refinery component, kerosine and middle distillates (for example gas oil), which are manufactured from crude oil by distillation and processing, and fuel oil, which consists mainly of the residue left after distillation of crude oil.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R L Allen
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  1. 1.Shell International Petroleum Co LtdUK

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