Definitions for "Distillate Fuel Oil"
A general classification for the petroleum fractions produced in conventional distillation operations. Included are products known as No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 fuel oils and No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 diesel fuels. Used primarily for space heating, on and off-highway diesel engine fuel (including railroad engine fuel and fuel for agricultural machinery), and electric power generation.
A light, volatile substance, such as No.2 oil, produced by fractional distillation of petroleum.
Products of refinery distillation sometimes referred to as middle distillates; kerosene, diesel fuel, and home heating oil.
A term subject to a variety of definitions. Sometimes the definition is based on the method of production, but other definitions are based on boiling range, viscosity, or use.