Home heating oil (kerosene) has been subject to a reduction in sulphur content by EU regulations and many are wondering if the kerosene quality has changed slightly, causing a higher ‘char’ value. Generally oil fired appliances are OK with this but some ranges do not cope with this higher char value and as a result they soot up more frequently.
Providing that all boilers, ranges, etc. are regularly serviced this should minimise any disruption caused by build ups of carbon deposits and soot.
Generally, an Aga or Rayburn may require an additive such as exocet Cooker to minimise the sooting up of the stove. The additive is added at the time of the heating oil being delivered. One 200ml bottle of exocet cooker additive treats 1,000 litres of heating oil.
exocet has developed XO1482TA to include chemistry used in refineries to treat less stable blend streams and finished fuels. Customers using this product have claimed that they have seen a marked reduction in operating problems and an increasing number of cooker range owners now use exocet Cooker additive in all of their kerosene.
If you think that you may benefit from a fuel additive for your cooker then please contact your local Barton Petroelum depot and we will be happy to answer any questions.