Re: Oil extraction

Cyril Durrenberger

Actually during the early years of oil burning, many oil fired engines did burn crude oil.

The bunker C (aka residual or #6 fuel oil) usually has to be heated for it to flow.

Cyril Durrenberger

--- On Sun, 2/6/11, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

From: Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Oil extraction
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011, 12:28 PM


Ed Mines asked:

"Did steam locos burn crude?"

No.  While Bunker C appears to be crude oil at first look, it is actually the

heavier residue left behind after lighter fuels (gasoline, kerosene, diesel

fuel) have been distilled away.

Ben Hom

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