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Heat Loss from Oil Tanks

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:

Heat loss
(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
Exposed 9.0
Lagged Sheltered 1.7
Exposed 2.0
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