UTILIZATION OF RAW SUNFLOWER OIL BLEND IN A TRACTOR WITH A MODIFIED FUEL SYSTEM

G. Baraldi, M. Caliceti, G. Capelli

Abstract


Analysis of the oil chemical and physical characteristics have been carried out before starting the scheduled trials. The project goal is to verify the economical and technical feasibility of raw vegetable oils (obtained from cold pressing of sunflower seeds in small scale plants) as a replacement for diesel fuel in electricity generators. greenhouse heaters and in tractors specially modified for fuelling with raw oil such as in this case. The laboratory tests have not highlighted anomalies of engine performances at power take off. Concerning field trials no problems were noticed in the normal tractor operation during more than 1070 working hours.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/arspa.v75i3-4.5683



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