Furnace Oil Exporters in UAE

Furnace Oil Exporters in UAE

Furnace oil is a dark viscous residual product used as a fuel in several combustion equipment. It is also known as fuel oil, marine oil, heavy oil, etc., and consists of residue from crude oil distillation. This oil is derived from the flammable liquids from crude oil and is also known as kerosene. Here are some known uses of furnace oils – 

  • Used to light up furnaces
  • Can be used to fuel bunkers 
  • Produce steam for industrial uses
  • Can be used to generate electricity 
  • Can also be used as a feedstock in fertiliser plants

What are the Benefits of Furnace Oils?

Here are some of the benefits of using furnace oils – 

  • Can be stored easily 
  • It is stable and non-explosive
  • Easy to handle, regulate, and control
  • It is one of the most affordable liquid fuels available 

Specification of Furnace Oils

ParameterSpecificationTest MethodTypical Value
Acidity (Inorganic)NilIS 1448 P:2N/A
Ash (wt%)Max 0.1IS 1448 P:40.04
Carbon Residue (wt%)Max 18IS 1448 P:122 / ISO 10370N/A
Gross Calorific Value (kcal/kg)To be reportedIS 1448 P:710350
Density @ 15°C (g/ml)To be reportedIS 1448 P:160.96
Flash Point (PMCC) (°C)Min 66IS 1448 P:2175
Kinematic Viscosity @ 50°C (cSt)125 – 180IS 1448 P:25175
Sediment (wt%)Max 0.25IS 1448 P:300.02
Sulphur (wt%)Max 4.0ASTM D 42943.2
Water Content (wt%)Max 1.0IS 1448 P:40< 0.05
Pour Point (°C)Max +27IS 1448 P:10+6

These are average figures that could change based on the fuel’s origin and supplier

Buoyancy General Trading LLC is one of the best furnace oil exporters in Dubai – offering furnace oil globally. 


Q1. Are furnace oil and crude oils the same thing?

Ans. Crude oil and furnace oil are not the same thing, but they are connected to each other. This means – furnace oil is made of crude oil through the distillation process. 

Q2. Is it possible to switch to cleaner options for furnace oil?

Ans. It is impossible, as heating can be accomplished with renewable energy sources such as geothermal and solar electricity. 

Q3. Is the usage of furnace oil still common?

Ans. In some places, furnace oil is still widely used as a fuel, especially for industrial purposes and in places with limited access to other fuel sources.