cetane number


Definition of CETANE NUMBER

:  a measure of the ignition value of a diesel fuel that represents the percentage by volume of cetane in a mixture of liquid methylnaphthalene that gives the same ignition lag as the oil being tested —called also cetane rating — compare octane number

First Known Use of CETANE NUMBER



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July 06, 2015
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