What savings can be achieved by using your E.F.O?
We consider the total savings achieved by switching over to our
E.F.O. across the board. This includes a fuel savings upto 5% in
case of Boilers and Thermic Heaters, and about 2-3% in
Furnaces, the reduction in electricity expenditure in heating
the oil as the E.F.O requires a preheating only up-to 80
degrees, the reduction of downtime and maintenance time and the
complete utilization of fuel without any wastage such as in Tank
sludge. Thus, you can safely assume that switching over to E.F.O
may save you company up to 10% vis a vis normal Furnace Oil.
However in case you are currently using Diesel, your savings
would be close to 60% with current prices .
2. What would
be the Steam / Fuel ratio in our Boiler if we start using your
A. Various factors
effect Boiler efficiency and performance whereby it would be
dishonest on our part to provide "so-called" exact Steam/Fuel
Ratio figures of our Emulsified Fuel Oil. Some of these factors
Difference in feed water temperature in Winter and Summer or
due to cooling tower efficiency.
due to a combination of improved combustion efficiency,
reduction of excess air and the resultant beter thermal
effeciency, the Steam / Fuel ration usually improves by at
least 0.5% over that of previously used normal Furnace Oil.
Frequency of Stop-start operations.
Duration of Part-load operations.
Excess air percentage setting.
Thermal insulation due to soot and carbon deposits in smoke
Thermal insulation due to mineral scaling on water side of
Current Boiler direct and Indirect efficiency.
Combustion Air Pre-heat temperature.
What is the GCV and NCV of your E.F.O.?
of the biggest challenges with regards to testing Fuel
Emulsions is determining their Gross calorific Value as it
cannot be done in a Bomb Calorimeter, due to two inherent
NCV(Net Calorific Value) can be determined only during
combustion which is again highly subjective both to the end
application as well as to associated conditions (read
The calorimeter first flashes away the water and then
takes only the reading of the remaining hydrocarbon;
meaning in an emulsion having 10% water, the reading would
show only the calorific value of the 90% of the remaining
The combustion inside the calorimeter cannot provide
secondary atomization, which is the USP of fuel emulsions
due to which the real energy release takes place.
Lastly, please don't be
deluded by a false sense of belief that the current Furnace
Oil that you use is exactly 10,000 Kcals., because our own
laboratory tests have yield a range that stretches from
9000-10,500 Kcals varying from tanker to tanker and that too
it is material which is strictly checked for adulteration.
In fact even the oil refineries always use the term "
* estimated " when writing about the calorific
value of their product.
4. Why shouldn't we just install a Fuel emulsifying machine
our team comprised of members having over a decade of
experience in this field, we can legitimately say that 80% of
all Fuel-Emulsifiers installed at the client's end are either
under-performing, giving negative results or just kept shut,
if not returned back. There are many reasons for this,
starting from the poor design of the machine, to the lack of
knowledge about combustion on the part of the vendors who fail
to assuage the client's requirements. However, equal reasons
why Fuel-Emulsifiers have been termed as failures had been the
reluctance of the client's own staff in utilizing them
properly, as well as the poor quality of Fuel arriving at
their premises in the first place.
So, when the Furnace Oil already comes adulterated with 10% or
more water and it is further emulsified with additional
10-15% water, the end results are pretty obvious. In short,
unless there is a trained and dedicated team running the Fuel-Emulsifier
along with a dedicated fuel testing lab on site which would
judiciously check the input, chances are the technology would
never deliver upon its promises.
5. What assurance is there your Fuel also won't be adulterated
on the way?
are tied to a channel partner who is also a fuel transporter
having his own fleet of trucks. Each trip is closely monitored
with surprise checks and with our own staff occasionally
reaching the client's end while decanting the fuel to test
samples. Secondly, due to the inherent nature of E.F.O is is
very difficult to adulterate it by the conventionally as the
same would become apparent right away.
6. If your technology is so good, why isn't it popular?
It may sound poetic, but the field of Fuel Emulsification in
India has seen more than its share of False Prophets; vendors
of both equipment and additives who make outlandish fuel
economy claims but do little to substantiate them.
Furthermore, the mental block and resistance of the Furnace
and Boiler operators at the client's end who simply cannot
digest that a blend of Oil and Water can do anything positive
further hampered the way.
Even when burning perfectly and delivering 3-5 % in fuel
economy, it is apparently not enough to satiate their
expectations of 20-25% savings. And last but not the least,
the rampant corruption in the Indian industries whereby the
client's own staff receive monthly pay-offs for accepting
heavily adulterated fuel from unscrupulous transporters and
dealers, makes sure that they would be the first people to
denounce Emulsified Fuel as substandard.
7. What are the limitations of your E.F.O?
It is very important that our E.F.O is not Pre-Heated above 85
Degrees as it would then ruin the stability of the emulsion.
Secondly due to its nature, it has a temperature limitation of
about 1100 degrees, meaning it is unsuitable as a fuel for
applications requiring temperature higher than 1000 degrees,
unless there is a very skilled and trained person manning the
8. What changes need to to be implemented to start using your
your Equipment is already firing Furnace Oil, absolutely no
changes are require , though we recommend a thorough cleaning of
the service tank and filters to get rid of the previous sludge
as a precaution. Same is in case if your equipment has a Dual
Fuel Burner which can fire both Heavy Fuels & Gas or Heavy
Oils & Lighter Oils(Diesel /LDO).
However, if your Equipment is currently only using Natural gas
or Diesel as its Fuel, than the Burners would have to be changed
and a Heavy Oil "Heating and Pumping Unit" installed along with
fitting a heater in the service tank.
Our team of specialists can help you in advising the required
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