Save Time and Money with Accurate Analysis of Derived Cetane Number



Date: 16:00:00 - Jun 19 2018
Speakers: Thomas Herold
Moderators: Tom Lynch

New energy and environment regulations demand higher engine efficiency and lower emissions, which can be obtained with higher cetane number fuels. In order to achieve higher cetane number fuels, cetane improvers are added to diesels and biodiesels which consequently increases the need to accurately measure the Cetane Number.

PAC’s Herzog CID 510 helps reduce the costs of producing cetane improved diesel fuels by delivering a more precise Cetane Number measurement. The analyzer’s fully automated technology requires less operator interaction and maintenance efforts, while offering the highest standards of safety.

Accurate analysis of Derived Cetane Number (DCN) is also an important tool for diesel and biodiesel fuel blenders and refineries to maintain fuel consistency and quality. Existing technologies, such as the CFR Engine, do not meet present market requirements with their high investment and operational cost, difficult operation, and poor precision. The precision (r & R) of the CID 510 is much better than CFR Engine and other Constant Volume Combustion Chamber (CVCC) instruments.

The CID 510 with its patented technology is standardized in the test methods ASTM D7668, EN 16715, IP 615 and is in perfect correlation to the CFR Engine acc. to ASTM D613, ISO 5165, IP 41.
The CID 510 test methods are listed in the following fuel specifications: ASTM D975, ASTM D6751, ASTM D7467, EN 590, EN 16734, EN 16709 and EN 14214.

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Thomas Herold
Thomas Herold (PAC)

Thomas Herold has over 35 years of experience in the analytical instrumentation industry. He started his career at Walter Herzog where he worked in research and development of petroleum testing analyzers. His work in Herzog helped achieve great technological advancements in the flash point and atmospheric distillation instrumentation. Thomas has been the product manager for the hot properties product line at PAC for the past 13 years. He is based in Lauda, Germany.


Tom Lynch
Tom Lynch (International Labmate Ltd)

Tom has 35 years’ of experience in the petroleum industry, specialising in the delivery of forensic and problem solving /method development capabilities for BP Fuels and Lubricants businesses globally. He was also a member of the BP Science Council representing Analytical Science and led a BP wide Analytical Science network. Tom has published over 30 citable papers, 4 book chapters and has given over 60 presentations at conferences. He is a past Vice President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Division and a past Chairman of the RSC Separation Science Group. In addition, Tom is a recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal by the Chromatographic Society and a technical achievement award by the Energy Institute.

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