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HVO and Heating

  • Colin Stone
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16 Nov 2023 12:29 #1 by Colin Stone
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Rob, I use Millers Oils/Vision and the commercial vehicle analysis. £42 all in with prepaid envelope.

Commercial vehicle and off-highway Oil Analysis
www.millersoils.co.uk/oil-analysis/

Colin Stone
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16 Nov 2023 09:03 #2 by Rob Cardigan
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Colin Stone wrote: Just got back my annual oil analysis after after another year using HVO - the engine oil seems to be getting cleaner with TBN increasing!  Normally TBN decreases with hours/miles as the oil neutralises combustion acids. 


Colin

Where do you get your oil analysis done?

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Rob

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  • Colin Stone
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16 Nov 2023 06:53 #3 by Colin Stone
Replied by Colin Stone on topic HVO and Heating
I use HVO100 in a pressure jet burner with no issue.  It is a drop in replacement but I recall that the specific gravity and viscosity are slightly different. Whether that could affect a gravity system, I don't know.

Just got back my annual oil analysis after after another year using HVO - the engine oil seems to be getting cleaner with TBN increasing!  Normally TBN decreases with hours/miles as the oil neutralises combustion acids. 

Colin Stone
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  • Rob Davison
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16 Nov 2023 02:57 #4 by Rob Davison
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Generally speaking, HVO can be considered as a drop in replacement for diesel, and used in any diesel appliance.

Anecdotally, I have heard of people with dirty fuel tanks having to change out all of their filters soon after switching to HVO, as it seems to loosen up all the muck. Saw a case in our marina of a diesel boiler getting very smoky after filling with HVO on a tank which was known to be fairly dirty.

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  • Corey Frazer
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15 Nov 2023 11:15 #5 by Corey Frazer
HVO and Heating was created by Corey Frazer
Hi,

We have a Kabola E5 gravity fed boiler. Does anyone know if it is compatible with HVO?

Thanks,

Corey

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