Understanding Fuel Economy — “Gas” Mileage

Thermal efficiency, compression ratio, and fuel density are the primary factors that determine the fuel efficiency — a.k.a. fuel economy — of an engine. If mounted in a car, pick up, truck, boat, ship, a piece of heavy equipment, etc., even more, variables come into play with respect to the fuel

What is in Diesel and How is Diesel Made from Crude Oil

“What is in diesel?” is a question with two answers, one very short and the other very long. The short answer is hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons, as the name implies, are molecules made of hydrogen and carbon atom bonds. Hydrocarbons are the components of every fossil fuel — and biofuel — that ma

What is Diesel Fuel After All?

An In-Depth Explanation of Diesel Versus Other Fossil Fuels The first things that spring to mind for most people when they think of diesel are semi-tractor trailers and heavy equipment. Most people associate diesel fuel with big, powerful engines that have a deep rumble and can do extraordinary thin

Diesel, the Best Fossil Fuel

Comparing Diesel to Gasoline, Natural Gas, and Coal for Quality, Utility, and Availability There are three categories of fossil fuels: solid, gas, and liquid. Of all the solid fossil fuels; the gas fossil fuels; and the liquid fossil fuels, diesel has the highest energy-production-to-low-emissions r

Energy Density — Calorific Value — of Boiler Fuels

When purchasing a boiler, there are two decisions to make. Regardless of the purpose of the boiler — be it for an industrial company or a family with a small home, — the two decisions are the same. One decision is in regard to boiler type, “boiler configuration.” The other decision concerns