Furnace Oil is a heavy residual fuel obtained from distillation of crude oil. Commercial Furnace oils usually are blended with other petroleum fractions to produce the desired viscosity and flash point.
The major applications of Furnace Oil is given below :
Industrial Furnace and kilns : Cement and Lime kilns, Glass furnaces, metallurgical furnaces etc.
Heating / Steam Generation : In the processing industries, Thermal power plants etc.
Special applications : For DG sets, for marine engines and for power generation, for drying tea leaves, In gas turbines for power generation, As a feed stock for fertiliser manufacture.