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Re: Fuel question

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10-31-2012 21:45:11

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According to BP:

Grade No. 1-D and kerosene are very similar in their

physical characteristics although different in their

specifications. Therefore, sometimes their names

are used interchangeably by customers. The

specification for 1-D fuels is based on the fuelís ability

to perform in a diesel engine as opposed to the

specification for 1-K fuels, which is based on heating

appliance applications. 1-D and 1-K have different

specifications, but because they are so similar, one

fuel is often made to meet both 1-D and 1-K

specifications. Check with your BP, Amoco or Arco

supplier to determine if 1-K can be substituted with 1-

D. The biggest difference between 1-K and 1-D is in

their end use, the application of road taxes, and

maximum sulfur content levels.

The grade 2-D (also called #2 or No. 2 diesel fuel) is

designed for use in heavy duty trucks, construction

equipment, farm equipment, diesel passenger cars,

etc. Most diesel engines are designed to burn 2-D

fuel. Itís a "heavier" fuel than 1-D (lower API gravity

than 1-D) and it has higher BTU/gallons (more

miles/gallon and more power). No. 2 diesel fuel from

Arco, BP, and Amoco is an economic 40-cetane

minimum, high BTU, ASTM No. 2 grade diesel fuel.

For further information on BP fuels, contact:

BP Quality & Technical Service

Phone: 1-800-841-5255

BP Naperville Complex

150 West Warrenville Road

Naperville, Illinois 60563-8460



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11-01-2012 07:46:40

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 Re: Fuel question in reply to nlastovi, 10-31-2012 21:45:11  
So, discuss some about your thought on using No. 2 Diesel with cold weather additives versus using straight No. 1 Diesel - I'm thinking of when the temp's drop well below freezing, say down to -20F.

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11-01-2012 16:42:59

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 Re: Fuel question in reply to leon, 11-01-2012 07:46:40  
Around here we blend 30% NO 1 TO 70% NO 2 for winter. Jim

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