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Oil Tanks Heat Loss

Heat loss from lagged and unlagged, sheltered and exposed oil tanks

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Heat loss from sheltered and exposed, lagged and unlagged oil tanks are indicated in the table below:

Condition
Heat loss
W/m2K
(Btu/hr ft2 oF)
Oil temperature
up to 10 oC
(up to 50 oF)
10 - 27 oC
(50 - 80 oF)
27 - 38 oC
(80 - 100 oF)
Unlagged Sheltered 6.8
(1.2)
7.4
(1.3)
8.0
(1.4)
Exposed 9.0
(1.4)
8.5
(1.5)
9.0
(1.6)
Lagged Sheltered 1.7
(0.3)
1.8
(0.33)
2.0
(0.35)
Exposed 2.0
(0.35)
2.1
(0.38)
2.25
(0.4)
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