AFIDA Generic Cetane Number Analysis
AFIDA is a revolutionary development providing fully automated determination of the Generic Cetane Number (G-CN) of diesel and diesel related fuels using test method IP 617.
The analyser uses a constant volume combustion chamber (CVCC) and incorporates a unique and patented high pressure injection system that generates fine fuel droplets similar to modern common rail injectors in most diesel engines.
The WSI is used in the aviation sector to provide an indication of the presence of surfactants in aviation fuel. Surfactants, or surface active agents, are not normally present in aviation fuel, but can be picked up during transportation in pipelines, ships or storage, or through misadditization. Surfactants in the fuel affect the ability of filters in the distribution network to remove entrained water through coalescence.