An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and hence called also coal oil. It is now produced in immense quantities, chiefly by the distillation and purification of petroleum. It consists chiefly of several hydrocarbons of the methane series, having from 10 to 16 carbon atoms in each molecule, and having a higher boiling point (175 - 325° C) than gasoline or the petroleum ethers, and a lower boling point than the oils.
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A petroleum distillate with properties similar to those of No. 1 fuel oil; used primarily in space heaters, cooking stoves, and water heaters. In this report, no distinction is made between kerosene and fuel oil; kerosene is included in the "Fuel Oil" category under "Energy Sources." (See Fuel Oil.)
a thin, colorless fuel that is made from petroleum
A petroleum distillate that boils at a temperature between 300 degrees and 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Kerosene is used in space heaters, cook stoves, and water heaters, and is suitable for use as an illuminant when burned in wick lamps.
a thin oil that burns, made from petroleum, used as a fuel for heating and cooking and for lighting lamps.
A petroleum fraction with a boiling range or 150°-300°C, relative density 0.78-0.82, flash-point not lower than 32°C; used in lamps and heating appliances. Another type of kerosene (with higher volatility), known as vaporizing oil, is used in some internal-combustion engines; and kerosene-type fuels are of great importance for gas turbine and jet engines.
Certain colorless, low-sulfur oil products that burn without producing much smoke.
The petroleum fraction containing hydrocarbons that are slightly heavier than those found in gasoline and naphtha. Kerosene (also spelled kerosene) was the most important petroleum product because of its use for home and commercial lighting; in recent years demand has risen again as a result of kerosene's use in gas turbines and jet engines.
What we in the UK call paraffin
a medium-light distillate from the oil refining process; used for lighting and heating, and for the manufacture of fuel for jet and turbo-prop aircraft engines.
(#1 Fuel Oil): Flash point generally between 100 and 150 degrees F. Explosive limits of 0.7% to 5.0%. Kerosene consists mostly of C9 through C17 hydrocarbons. In order to be identified as kerosene, a sample extract must exhibit a homologous series five consecutive normal alkanes between C9 and C17. Kerosene is the most common 'incidental' accelerant, as it is used in numerous household products ranging from charcoal lighter fluid to lamp oil to paint thinner to insecticide carriers. It is also used as jet fuel. K-1 kerosene has a low sulfur content required for use in portable space heaters.
a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
Dodecane (Kerosene) C 12 26 commonly used mineral fuel oil used as aviation fuel and central heating consisting of many hydrocarbons containing molecules with about 10 to 16 carbon atoms.
A colourless fuel predominantly comprising hydrocarbons, distilled from crude oil and used in domestic oil-fired boilers or in adapted forms as jet fuel.
A flammable hydrocarbon oil usually obtained by distillation of petroleum and used for a fuel and as a solvent and thinner.
1] fuel for jet engines  A solvent used to remove grease. The British term is "paraffin." Also spelled "kerosine"
A mixture of hydrocarbons distilled from crude petroleum; see RJ-1, RP-1.
Light hydrocarbon distillate. Includes vaporizing oil for use in reciprocating engines (primarily tractors), lamp oil, and kerosene and heating oil.
medium light distillate used as fuel for jet engines, with a boiling range of 150Â°â€“260Â° Celsius. Also called jet kerosene.
A petroleum product which boils between naphtha gasoil. This cut's distillation range can vary to accommodate other products. Many refiners want to take naphtha as high as 350 or 375 F. In those cases, the kerosene cut has a rather high initial boiling point. Many crudes permit a good quality kerosene to start as light as 320 –330 F. For some crudes, kero's final boiling point might come as low as 450 F while for others it may exceed 500 F. Aviation turbine fuel, jet gives kerosene a large outlet. Household heating and illuminating markets also consume kerosene.
A light petroleum distillate that is used in space heaters, cook stoves, and water heaters and is suitable for use as a light source when burned in wick-fed lamps. Kerosene has a maximum distillation temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit at the 10-percent recovery point, a final boiling point of 572 degrees Fahrenheit, and a minimum flash point of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Included are No. 1-K and No. 2-K, the two grades recognized by ASTM Specification D 3699 as well as all other grades of kerosene called range or stove oil, which have properties similar to those of No. 1 fuel oil. Also see Kerosene-type jet fuel.
Hydrocarbon fuel for jet aircraft.
Diesel fuel. No longer generally used for motor vehicles. Used for heating, cooking, lighting and other non-highway use.
A petroleum distillate that has a maximum distillation temperature of 401oF at the 10-percent recovery point, a final boiling point of 572oF, and a minimum flash point of 100oF. Used in space heaters, cookstoves, and water heaters, and suitable for use as an illuminant when burned in wick lamps.
(also mineral spirits) A synthetic distillate used as a grease cutter, kerosene can damage lung tissues and dissolve the fatty tissue that surrounds nerve cells. Mineral spirits function similarly and often contain the carcinogen benzene as an impurity. Found in: Conventional all-purpose cleaners and abrasives (use of kerosene in these product categories is rare), furniture polishes, degreaser.
A type of heating fuel derived by refining crude oil that has a boiling range at atmospheric pressure from 400 degrees to 550 degrees F.
A light product of fractional distillation used to make jet fuel and stove oil.
A distillate obtained in petroleum refining which evaporates slowly.
A middle-distillate fraction that is produced at higher temperatures than naphtha and lower temperatures than gas oil. It is usually used as jet turbine fuel and sometimes for domestic cooking, heating, and lighting.
A distilled product of oil or coal with the generic name kerosene, having properties similar to those of No. 1 fuel oil. It is sometimes sold under the names "range oil," "stove oil," or "coal oil." (See Fuel.)
Kerosene or paraffin oil (British English, not to be confused with the waxy solid also called paraffin wax or just paraffin) is a colorless flammable hydrocarbon liquid. The name is derived from Greek "keros" (ÎºÎ·ÏÏŒÏ‚ wax).