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Diesel Fuel

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Diesel is one of the many hydrocarbons/combustibles which can be extracted from crude oil. The most effective means of making diesel fuel combust is to compress it. Diesel is the fuel of choice when designing a high torque output engine for heavy work loads, and this type of fuel requires specifically a diesel engine to use the fuel. The measure of diesel fuel quality is its cetane number, which is a measure of the delay of its ignition.