Combustion efficiency and emissions are directly impacted by the fuel characteristics and how it is atomized. Heavy fuel oil is a special challenge. Known as bunker or “resid,” it is the least-refined thus the least expensive oil. Unfortunately, it also has the most variation, depending on the characteristics of the oil field it was from and how it was processed. Despite this, the fuel viscosity must be tightly controlled in order to control fuel atomization, and thus burn efficiency and emissions.
While Heavy Fuel oil is the most difficult, other fuels including biofuels require consistent atomization and thus viscosity control.
Robust, reliable, and self-cleaning, Cambridge Viscosity measurement and control products support the unique requirements of fuel combustion, providing direct viscosity measurement and control for improved burn efficiency, lower emissions, reduced engine wear, and easier handling.