Five Common Uses For Kerosene Fuel

 

A traditional source of heat and light, kerosene is a thin clear liquid produced through the distillation of crude oil. Known by many different names, such as boiler juice, heating oil or paraffin, kerosene is incredibly common and used across the world for a number of purposes, including heating, cooking and provision of energy. In fact, it is estimated that over 1.5 billion homes in the UK alone use kerosene fuel to heat their homes, due to its clean-burning properties and economical viability. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the most common uses for kerosene fuel:

Lamps and Lighting

An especially effective lighting tool, kerosene is perfect for campers and those who live in rural areas, due to the longevity of the fuel itself and the ease of transportation. Kerosene lamps are typically designed to operate even in difficult conditions, a hurricane lamp, for instance, will provide lighting even in the most drastic of conditions. The control of light and heat is implemented by the use of a knob that controls the flow of oxygen.

Heating Oil

Portable kerosene heaters are fairly popular in areas where blackouts are common, as they don’t require any electricity to run. As a versatile heating oil, kerosene can power room heaters, supplying warmth to rooms up to 1000sq ft. Due to their versatility, kerosene heaters will regulate room temperatures safely and with ease.

Jet Engine Fuel

Highly combustible, making it a perfect fuel type for the energy required in take-off, kerosene has become an important factor in the aerospace industry, regularly used in jet fuel. Because of kerosene’s high levels of combustion but low vapour levels, it produces very high levels of energy with a very low chance of exploding.

Chemical Properties

Belonging to the same family as petroleum, kerosene holds many of the same properties, meaning it is now used for a number of purposes outside of creating and burning energy. The chemical industry will use kerosene as a petroleum solvent or industry-grade lubricant for heavy machinery.

Fire Entertainment

Many live shows that use pyrotechnics in their stage effects or performances require kerosene. This is because kerosene is perfect for generating fire but at a lower temperature than traditional gas or petrol. This means it is a far safer alternative to many other flame sources, whilst still delivering an impressive spectacle.

At D&SL Fuels and Lubricants, we supply Kerosene to domestic customers. If you’re looking for cheap domestic heating oil prices, you needn’t look further than us. Our competitive prices coupled with fast delivery times places us as the go-to company for cheap heating oil. Get in touch today.

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