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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.

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

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FuelClass to BS 2869Kinematic viscosityFlash pointSulphur content per cent by massMinimum temperature for storage
Minimum temperature for outflow from storage and handling
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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