Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines. The most common is a specific fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil, but alternatives that are not derived from petroleum, such as biodiesel, biomass to liquid (BTL) or gas to liquid (GTL) diesel, are increasingly being developed and adopted. To distinguish these types, petroleum-derived diesel is increasingly called PETRODIESEL. Ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) is a standard for defining diesel fuel with substantially lowered sulphur contents.


1. Ash content, not more %0,14
2. Mass fraction of sulphur, not more %
3. Temperature of the flash, not less ºC in the closed crucible
In the open crucible ºC110 min
4. The temperature of solidification, not higher ºC25
5. Kinematics Viscosity118 max
6. Water Content 0.5%
7. Mechanical ImpuritiesLower than 0.1%
8. AcidityLower than 5 mg KOH / 100 mg
9. AlkalinityNil
10. Gross Calorific Value Kcal/kg/KJ/kgMin 9700 / 41300
11. Density at 15.0 deg. C Kg/l0.8900-0.9200
12. Hydrogen Sulfide Content (H2S) pom0.5 max
13. Carbon ResiduaLower than 7%
14. Vanadium (V) ppm23
15. Aluminum (Al) ppm5
16. Silicon (Si) ppm12
17. Nickel (Ni) ppm29
18. Aspartames m/m3.6%
19. Distillation @4 mm Hg
Extracted to 760 mm Hg
Initial Boiling Point deg . C216