Wed May 30, 2012 By: Jaideepsingh

what is a good fuel?

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Wed May 30, 2012

Characteristics of a Good Fuel

1.The fuel selected must be suitable for the purpose.

2.The fuel should have high calorific value.

3.The fuel should be cheap and readily available.

4.It should possess a moderate ignition temperature. Too high temperature causes difficulty in kindling while too low ignition temperatures may cause safety problems during storage, transport and usage.

5.The supply position of the fuel must be reliable.

6.The velocity of combustion should be moderate.

7.The fuel should have reasonable flexibility and control.

8.The fuel should be such that safe and clean operation is ensured. Too much smoke and obnoxious odors are not desirable.

9.It should be safe, convenient and economical for storage and transport.

10.It should have low moisture content.

11.In case of solid fuel, the ash content should be less and the size should be uniform. 

The best fuels are oil, petrol, diesel, coal, etc which are non renewable resources.
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