[Tagging] Fuel octane ratings: RON versus AKI
nitagurrl at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 21:51:39 UTC 2019
Without attempting to complicate this subject further, there is the issue
that some fuels ( same octane rating) do not contain ethanol. Around here
those are referred to as 'marine fuel', because the absence of ethanol
helps prevent moisture collecting in the fuel tanks. Those few stations
that carry marine fuel also carry the common variety with ethanol.
On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 1:59 PM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 7:25 PM Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>
>> Compounding the matter, for several years, the fuel:* wiki page has
>> specified that octane ratings must be expressed in RON, which is used in
>> more countries.  In a few countries including U.S., octane ratings
>> are only posted in RON, not AKI. Converting between AKI and RON would
>> require knowing the MON, which AFAICT isn't published anywhere.
>> Wikipedia does offer estimates for regular and premium grade, but they
>> aren't reliable or specific enough to use as subkeys. 
> This is one of those situations where I generally reject the advice in the
> wiki. For octane ratings, I don't think most people even look to tell if
> they're rating it in RON or AKI. I take AKI for granted because it's
> *the* number available at the stations.
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