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Gas Oil - Classification

Classification of gas oil based on BS 2869 - Specification for fuel oils for agricultural, domestic and industrial engines and boilers.

Classification of gas oil based on BS (British Standard) 2869 - "Fuel oils for agricultural, domestic and industrial engines and boilers".

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Gas Oil - Classification
FuelClass to BS 2869Kinematic viscosityFlash pointSulphur content per cent by massMinimum temperature for storage
(oC)
Minimum temperature for outflow from storage and handling
(oC)
Application
40oC
(cSt)
100oC
(cSt)
Abel (min.oC)Pensky-Martin
(min oC)
Kerosene C1 43 0.04 ambient ambient Distillate fuel for free standing flue-less domestic appliances
Gas oil C2 1.0 - 2.0 38 0.2 ambient ambient Similar vaporizing and atomizing burners on domestic appliances with flues
D 1.5 - 5.5 56 0.5 ambient ambient Distillate fuel for atomizing burners for domestic and industrial use
Heavy fuel oil E 8.2 max 66 3.5 10 10 Residual or blended fuels for atomizing burners normally requiring preheating before combustion in burner
F 20 max 66 3.5 25 30
G 40 max 66 3.5 40 50

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