Products :- AGO

Automotive gas oil (AGO) is a diesel fuel used mainly in Africa and carries a high flashpoint is essentially a fuel for diesel engines In commercial vehicles and some private cars.

The name ‘gas oil’ is derived from the product’s use for the purification of town gas in the first half of the twentieth century, before the widespread use of natural gas. It is a distillate product, Intermediate between kerosene and atmospheric residue, the latter being the heaviest component obtained from atmospheric distillation. 

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

AUTOMOTIVE GAS OIL – AGO (DIESEL)

CHARACTERISTIC

 

SPECIFICATION

PARAMETER

TEST METHOD ASTM

Appearance

Clear and Bright

Visual

Colour, ASTM (Max)

3.0

Visual

Specific Gravity at 15/15°C

0.820 – 0.870

1298

Acidity, (inorganic acid)

Nil

Total Acid Number mgKOH/g, (max)

0.50

Distillation:

(a) Percentage recovery at 357°C, v/v (min).

(b) Final boiling pt, °C (max)

 

90

385

 

 Flash Point, °C (min)

66

8693

Kinematic Viscosity at 37.8° C (cSt)

1.6 – 5.5

Cloud Point, °C (max)

4.4

Conradson Carbon Residue on 10% residue, %

0.15

Ash, % wt. (max)

0.01

Copper Strip Corrosion , 3h at 100°C

Not worse than No. 1

Sediment, % wt ( max)

0.01

Total Sulphur, % wt (max)

0.3

Water Content, % Vol, (max)

0.05

Diesel Index, (min)

47


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