ISO 5164:2014 Preview

Petroleum products -- Determination of knock characteristics of motor fuels -- Research method

ISO 5164:2014 establishes the rating of liquid spark-ignition engine fuel in terms of an arbitrary scale of octane numbers using a standard single-cylinder, four-stroke cycle, variable compression ratio, carburetted, CFR engine operated at constant speed. Research octane number (RON) provides a measure of the knock characteristics of motor fuels in automotive engines under mild conditions of operation.

ISO 5164:2014 is applicable for the entire scale range from 0 RON to 120 RON, but the working range is 40 RON to 120 RON. Typical motor fuel testing is in the range of 88 RON to 101 RON.

ISO 5164:2014 is applicable for oxygenate-containing fuels containing up to 4,0 % (m/m) oxygen and for gasoline containing up to 25 % (V/V) ethanol.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2014-06
  • Edition : 4
    Number of pages : 24
  • :
    ISO/TC 28
    Petroleum and related products, fuels and lubricants from natural or synthetic sources
  • 75.160.20
    Liquid fuels

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