Diesel / fuel oil density is the absolute relationship between mass and volume at a specific temperature. The SI unit is kg/m3 at a reference temperature, typically 15°C.
For diesel / fuel oils, density is required for quantity calculations and also to determine the optimum size of the gravity disc for the centrifuge. Diesel / fuel oil density also gives an indication of other fuel characteristics, including specific energy and ignition quality (CCAI).
From a commercial perspective, the measurement of diesel / fuel oil density is essential as residual fuel is supplied by volume but ordered and priced by weight. If the actual value is less than that stated, there will be a proportional shortfall in the quantity of product supplied. From a technical perspective, without density the incorrect gravity disc may be selected for setting the traditional purifier.
Density Analysis Products
Density Meter – is suitable for diesel and residual fuel oils and all mineral oils. It can be used to:
Density Meter Pro - does use the Archimedes principle and has following additional benefits: