“A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure”, so is the pyrolysis oil from the rubber scrap.

Pyrolysis oil is the end product of waste tyre and plastic pyrolysis. Pyrolysis oil is widely used as industrial fuel to substitute furnace oil and Light Diesel Oil (LDO). Typical industrial applications of pyrolysis oil as a fuel in:

  • Boilers
  • Furnaces
  • Hot Water Generators
  • Hot Air Generators
  • Thermic Fluid Heater
  • Power Plants

Following are some of the major advantages of Pyrolysis Oil over Furnace Oil.

  • Pyrolysis Fuel Oil have low density and low viscosity hence it is not required to be preheated like furnace oil before use, therefore saves energy costs
  • Calorific Value for Pyrolysis fuel oil is in range of 10400 Cal/gm +/- 3% which is higher than Furnace Oil
  • Sulphur content is upto 0.9% where as in Furnace oil it is around 4% hence lower SOX pollution
  • Ash Content, Water Content are considerably less as compared to furnace oil
  • Pyrolysis Fuel Oil doesn’t require any type of blending with furnace oil and can be used directly for burning application even with diesel burners
  • 5-10% Saving against Furnace Oil

In terms of specification Pyrolysis Oil is almost equivalent to Light Diesel Oil.

  • Upto 25 -30% Saving against LDO

Pyrolysis Oil Specification:

S.NOTest ParametersMethodUnitPyrolysis Fuel Oil
1Density at 15ᴼCASTM D 1298G/CC0.87-0.93
2API GravityASTM D 129825.40
3Viscosity at 100ᴼCASTM D 2161SUS29
4Sulphur Total, % Wt.ASTM D 129% WtUpto 1
5Water Content, % Vol.ASTM D 95-05% VolUpto 0.25
6AshASTM D 482% WtUpto 0.05
7Calorific ValueBomb CalorimeterCal/g10400 ± 3%
8Color / AppearanceASTM D 1500Dark/Black

Comparision – Pyrolysis Fuel Oil Vs. Furnace Oil Vs. Light Diesel Oil

S.NOTest ParametersMethodUnitPyrolysis Fuel OilFurnace OilLight Diesel Oil
1Density at 15ᴼCASTM D 1298G/CC0.87-0.930.88-0.980.85-0.87
2API GravityASTM D 129825.4013.0527.54
3Viscosity at 100ᴼCASTM D 2161SUS296542
4Sulphur Total, % Wt.ASTM D 129% WtUpto 1Upto 4Upto 1.8
5Water Content, % Vol.ASTM D 95-05% VolUpto 0.25Upto 1.0Upto 0.25
6AshASTM D 482% WtUpto 0.05Upto 0.1Upto 0.02
7Calorific ValueBomb CalorimeterCal/g10400 ± 3%10000+10600
8Color / AppearanceASTM D 1500Dark/Black