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D-grade fuel is generally used in heating applications and old diesel engines for power generation. It comes with high sulphur content (1000 ppm). We are supplying red diesel that meets BS 2869 standards for D-grade fuel oil all across the UK. You can learn more about our red diesel by visiting our red diesel FAQs page. Read the complete specifications of D-grade fuel oil in the following table.

You can learn more about these standards in our fuel specification guide.

AppearanceClear & bright, cherry red, free from visible sediments
Ash content% (m/m)0.01<0.01
Carbon% (m/m)87
Carbon residue(Ramsbottom on 10% residue)% (m/m)0.30.1
Cetane number4548
Cold filter plugging point(1) Summer°C-4-8
Cold filter plugging point(1) Winter°C-12-14
Copper corrosion(3 hrs at 50°C)Class11a
Density at 15°Ckg/m³0.820.86
Distillation recovery at 250°C% (v/v)6542
Distillation recovery at 350C% (v/v)8592
Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME)% (v/v)7<0.1
Flashpoint (PMCC)°C56>62
Gross specific energy (MJ/kg)MJ/kg45.4
Gross specific energy (MJ/litre)MJ/litre38.8
Hydrogen% (m/m)12.75
Kinematic viscosity at 40°Cmm²/s1.55.53
Lubricity (HFRR)µm460<460
Mean specific heat capacity over 0 – 100°CKJ/kg °C2.05
Nitrogen% (m/m)0.01 – 0.05
Oxidation stability 0.0 – 7.0% FAMEg/m³25
Oxidation stability 2.0 – 7.0% FAMEh20
Particulate contentmg/kg24<10
Strong acid numbermg KOH/gnilnil
Sulphur content% (m/m)0.1<0.098
Volume correction factorper °C0.00081
Water contentmg/kg200<100


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