EN 15940:2016+A1:2018

Automotive fuels - Paraffinic diesel fuel from synthesis or hydrotreatment - Requirements and test methods

Publication date:   Oct 17, 2018

General information

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CEN/TC 19 Gaseous and liquid fuels, lubricants and related products of petroleum, synthetic and biological origin.

European Norm

75.160.20   Liquid fuels



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This European Standard describes requirements and test methods for marketed and delivered paraffinic diesel fuel containing a level of up to 7,0 % (V/V) fatty acid methyl ester (FAME). It is applicable to fuel for use in diesel engines and vehicles compatible with paraffinic diesel fuel. It defines two classes of paraffinic diesel fuel: high cetane and normal cetane.
Paraffinic diesel fuel originates from synthesis or hydrotreatment processes.
NOTE 1 For general diesel engine warranty, paraffinic automotive diesel fuel may need a validation step, which for some existing engines may still need to be done (see also the Introduction to this document). The vehicle manufacturer needs to be consulted before use.
NOTE 2 For the purposes of this document, the terms "% (m/m)" and "% (V/V)" are used to represent respectively the mass fraction and the volume fraction.

Related legislation

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Quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Dir. 93/12/EEC amendment)

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EN 15940:2016+A1:2018
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Jun 29, 2021