As a Kerosene Heating Oil supplier. Craggs Energy thought it would be a good idea to put a page together. This is just to let you know what Kerosene is, how it is used and any other interesting information that might be useful. So what is Kerosene?
What is Kerosene/Heating Oil?
Kerosene is an oil, It is often called Heating Oil, 28 Second Oil, Kero or even Boiler Juice. Kerosene is often used to power and fuel both industrial and commercial engines and machinery. It is however most commonly used domestically to power home heating systems. These include boilers and range cookers. Heating Oil / Kerosene is the UK’s most common form of oil for properties reliant on heating for their homes.
Heating Oil is generally a clear liquid with a density of around 0.81g/mc3.
Where does Kerosene come from?
Heating Oil is produced from the distillation of petroleum. This is done at a high temperature between 150 and 275 degrees. The petroleum then starts to break down into separate components. The lighter hydro carbons rise to the top and the higher boiling point components are left at the bottom.
It is within this temperature window that Kerosene can be collected through the distillation process. This means that the accuracy of the process is immensely important.
In the past Kerosene was extracted from fossil fuels such as coal, oil shale and wood but now it is most likely to be extracted from petroleum.
After the extraction process takes place the Kerosene is sold to distributors like Craggs Energy and we can supply to homes and farms throughout Halifax and the North West. We have four depots throughout the North West covering Halifax, Burnley, Kirkby Lonsdale and Sheffield and all of the surrounding areas. If you need fuel in these areas please fill in the quote box to your right. If you need Kerosene and you are out of our deliver area visit www.tanktopper.co.uk.
The History of Kerosene and What is Kerosene?
Kerosene Oil has been used since 1846. Before homes ran on electricity Kerosene was the planets main way of heating homes and lighting up areas. Kerosene stood as our most important refinery product until Gas grew in popularity and availability in the 1920’s.
What is Kerosene used for?
Heating Oil is used in a number of different pieces of machinery. It is commonly used in home boiler systems. Kerosene is a diverse fuel that can power the smallest and largest pieces of machinery such as jet engines.
Heating Oil burns very cleanly and is low carbon monoxide risk. Heating oil systems shouldn’t output any dirt, soot or odours into the home if installed correctly.
What is Kerosene used for in the home?
Lots of homes are now plumbed into the national grid to receive gas. However there are still lots of homes throughout the UK that run on home heating oil. Although this can seem old fashioned kerosene is a very efficient and cheap fuel when compared to natural gas. It is estimated that the efficiency of Kerosene can be up at around 90%. natural gas comes in at around 77%. Heating Oil is the cheapest it has been for almost a decade.
Next time somebody asks What is Kerosene we hope you will have the answer. Order you fuel today! just fill in our quote box.