Our colleagues at RMA Special Vehicles Global do conversions of a standard diesel engine to run and keep on running on substandard quality fuels and also Jet Propellant 8 (JP8 jet fuel) for commercial and defense applications.
Modern diesel engines don’t run well on bad fuel, sometimes even breaking down. Contaminants, heat values, cetane number or viscosity all interfere with the fuel delivery and control system. A JP8 conversion needs to counter this, without sacrificing vehicle performance and utility in the field of operation. RMA Automotive has completed over 50 000 JP8 diesel engine conversions and fuel adaptation. Some of them are probably at work right now.
All our conversions are durability-tested on a test cycle to represent 60,000km fueled by pure high Sulphur JP8.