Kerosene

Kerosene is defined by two grades of heating oil; BS 2869 Class C1 and BS 2869 Class C2. The latter is a heavier distillate, which is used as domestic heating oil.

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PROPERTY UNITS   LIMITS TEST METHOD (NOTES)
MIN MAX
appearance – clear, bright, free from solid matter and undissolved water visual check (note 2)
density @ 15°c kg/m3 750.0 840.0 bs en iso 3675 or bs en iso 12185
gross specific energy (or net heat of combustion) (a) mj/kg 42.80 bs 2000-12 / bs iso 15911 / astm / d3338 / astm d4809
smoke point mm 19 bs 2000-57
flash point °c 38.0 bs en iso 13736
char value (or burning test) mg/kg 20.0 bs 2000-10
kinematic viscosity at 40°c mm2/s 1.0 2.0 bs en iso 3104
sulphur % (m/m) 0.10 bs en iso 20846 / bs en iso 8754
copper corrosion 2hr @ 100°c 1.0 bs en iso 2160
distillation recovery
% vol rec @ 200°c °c 15.0 bs en iso 3405
% vol rec @ 210°c °c 90.0 note 2
% vol rec @ 240°c °c 50.0 note 2
final boiling point °c 300 bs en iso 3405
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