Many machines and vehicles require a power source that enables them to carry out their functions. The most common source of energy is known as fuel.
A fuel is any substance or material capable of generating a violent reaction in contact with oxygen. This reaction produces high temperatures, vapors and fire. The main characteristic of this reaction is the release of energy that can be used to promote the movement or operation of machinery or vehicles.
In general, we can describe three main types of fuels:
- Solid fuels: These are materials such as coal, whose combustion releases energy.
- Gaseous fuels: LP gas and natural gas are the best known.
- Liquid fuels: Although they are not necessarily the most common, they are the best known. In this category, we find gasoline, diesel (or diesel) and kerosene.
Kerosene, also called paraffin, is a liquid fuel derived from petroleum. Although gasoline, for example, is also a petroleum distillate, kerosene differs in that its distillation process includes so-called catalytic cracking. Cracking consists of refining oil by breaking down heavy hydrocarbons to convert them into lighter ones.
The main application of Kerosene in Yorkshire is as fuel in engines used in aviation. However, other applications of kerosene are:
- Fuel for heavy machinery in the agricultural or mining industries
- The dielectric material in machining processes where electric shocks are used
- Fuel from cooling systems
- Base material for the production of polymers
- Production of insecticides
- Mechanical cleaner
Advantages Of Kerosene
Thanks to its properties and capabilities, kerosene offers the following advantages:
- Facilitates the cold starting of engines
- Its toxic emissions are lower compared to other fuels
- It offers higher performance, that is, it provides more energy with a smaller quantity
- Does not form deposits or sediments on the injectors
- High levels of stability