Fuel oil calculation program

Fuel Oil Calculation program

By Lars Josefsson

Heavy Fuel Oils, HFO, consist largely of residues from crude oil refining. These residues are blended with suitable gas oil fractions to achieve the viscosity required for convenient handling. Since the sulfur contained in the crude oil is concentrated in the residue material, heavy fuel oils sulfur level naturally is rather high. Further more, heavy fuel oils may contain large quantities of heavy metals such as nickel and vanadium. The fuel quality is also affected by sediments and water. For this reason it is utmost important that the engineer easily can calculate the fuel oils appropriate operating temperature, its energy and ignition quality.
This Fuel Oil Calculation program was designed to help with the necessary quality calculation of fuel oil products and for the efficient handling and use of heavy fuel oils.
While intended principally for ships staff the Fuel Oil Calculation program should also be found useful by those ashore in ship owners' organizations, engine and equipment manufacturer, ship builder etc.

The basic idea with the Fuel Oil Calculation Program is that anyone should be able to easily get the most important informations about their fuel oil. The initial values are not default settings, but recently used values. In other words, the program will remember what you did last.

Enter what you know about your fuel your oil, viscosity, density, etc.
then enter the viscosity your burner should have and immediately you will get the temperature that you should set on the fuel oil preheater. You will also get the fuel oils CCAI, Specific energy and the normal m³ of air per kg of fuel for stoichiometric combustion.

Download the and place the files Fuels.exe and Fuels.cfg in the very same directory. Then click the Units.exe to start. Pleaese Use this Windows-program free of charge.

Fuel oil calculation program

The source code for the Fuel Oil Calculation program is for sale. Please make an offer.
I am the sole owner of the program.