octane rating

NOUN
  1. a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline
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How To Use octane rating In A Sentence

  • The end result is the addition of isobutane to isobutylene to form isooctane, the molecule that is the basis of octane ratings seen at the gas pumps.
  • An alternative increasingly being used is ethanol, which has an octane rating of 108 or 110; gasoline with 10 percent ethanol is marketed as gasohol .
  • This paper introduces the structure and principle of operation of ZGPY-1 on-line NIR octane rating analyzer.
  • When lead is added to petrol it improves a car's performance by increasing the octane rating.
  • Its high octane rating delivers strong engine performance by helping engines resist detonation so they can run higher compression ratios.
  • Compounds containing oxygen, which enhances octane rating, have also been added.
  • Check your car’s owner manual for the recommended fuel (unleaded gasoline versus diesel) and octane rating or antiknock index (on the yellow sticker affixed to the pump). How To Buy & Sell just about Everything
  • When added to gasoline in minute amounts, tetraethyl lead prevents engine knock and increases the gasoline's octane rating.
  • Fuel type Unleaded premium, minimum octane rating 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON).
  • The octane rating of petrol tells how much a given fuel can be compressed before it spontaneously ignites.
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