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Requirements for diesel fuel have become tougher

March 7 2006

In Russia, car exhausts will be less harmful. For machines on the new standard requirements for diesel fuel tightened.

Deputy chief of management and technical regulation and standardization Rostechregulirovanie Vladimir Kuznetsov said that the old Standard will continue to apply only to agricultural and military equipment. Since July 1, the rest of transport must comply with higher environmental class. For example, if earlier in the diesel fuel is not controlled by the mass fraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, now require that their content does not exceed 11% of the total amount of fuel. And in 1 kg of diesel should now be no more than 350 mg of sulfur (previously tolerated the presence of 5000 mg of harmful impurities).

To gasoline as the requirements become more stringent. Now in its composition, should not attend lead, and not add additives. Volume fraction of benzene in fuels should be less than 1% (versus earlier tolerance of 5%), three times the reduced sulfur content. Its mass fraction should not exceed 2.7%, according to Moskovsky Komsomolets

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