RGB histograms as a reliable tool for the evaluation of fuel oils stability

RGB histograms as a reliable tool for the evaluation of fuel oils stability Fuel 216 (2018) 16–22 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Fuel journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/fuel Full Length Article Aleš Vráblík , José M. Hidalgo-Herrador, Radek Černý Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education, a.s. (UNICRE), Areál Chempark, 436 70 Záluží 1, Czech Republic GR APHICAL A BSTRACT ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: The stability of fuel oils could be affected by sediments and sludge, which may block filters and lines in the Fuel oil feeding pipes and engines. The development of a reliable method for the fuel oil stability assessment is still a hot Stability topic. The presented method is based on the Spot test according to ASTM D 4740 but the spot is visualized, Total sediment modified by software and converted into RGB histograms. The histograms provide the parameters necessary for RGB histogram the calculation of the V-value. This parameter was effectively correlated with the frequently used Total Sediment Spot test Accelerated and with other properties for the evaluation of the fuel oil quality and stability. 1. Introduction consists of precipitation followed by sedimentation of certain solids in the liquid [4], subsequent settling to the bottom of the storage vessel. Fuel oils are very often used as marine fuel according to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Fuel Elsevier

RGB histograms as a reliable tool for the evaluation of fuel oils stability

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Fuel 216 (2018) 16–22 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Fuel journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/fuel Full Length Article Aleš Vráblík , José M. Hidalgo-Herrador, Radek Černý Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education, a.s. (UNICRE), Areál Chempark, 436 70 Záluží 1, Czech Republic GR APHICAL A BSTRACT ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: The stability of fuel oils could be affected by sediments and sludge, which may block filters and lines in the Fuel oil feeding pipes and engines. The development of a reliable method for the fuel oil stability assessment is still a hot Stability topic. The presented method is based on the Spot test according to ASTM D 4740 but the spot is visualized, Total sediment modified by software and converted into RGB histograms. The histograms provide the parameters necessary for RGB histogram the calculation of the V-value. This parameter was effectively correlated with the frequently used Total Sediment Spot test Accelerated and with other properties for the evaluation of the fuel oil quality and stability. 1. Introduction consists of precipitation followed by sedimentation of certain solids in the liquid [4], subsequent settling to the bottom of the storage vessel. Fuel oils are very often used as marine fuel according to

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FuelElsevier

Published: Mar 15, 2018

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