Heavy fuel oil high viscosity problems


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Dear gentlemen:

We have faced in our steam power plant a problems of bad combustion and high DP of strainers caused by high FO viscosity. The problem that the supplier can can not adjust viscosity immediately and it takes days.
My question is how can we adjust Fuel oil viscosity and tell me if there is another cheaper product to add into fuel except curosene and heat to adjust viscosity.

Please if there is any one of you have idea how please show me.


Gerald Beaudoin

Do you maintain a minimum storage temperature and then preheat before burning? Higher temperature yields lower viscosity!