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C1 Grade Kerosene Specifications

Find out what the specifications are for premium kerosene for home heating oil, also called C1 kerosene.

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C1 Kerosene – What Are the Specifications?

BS 2869 Class C1 kerosene is a high smoke point, clean-burning kerosene with exceptionally low sulphur content. It is ideal for use in horticultural applications for the production of heat and carbon dioxide that is free from acidic combustion gases.

C1 kerosene is also suitable for use in space heaters/jet blowers, wick fed lamps, and also as barbecue lighter fuel. Many fuel suppliers that offer premium grade home heating oil ensure it meets C1 grade standards.

Where can I order C1 grade kerosene?

Crown Oil can supply you with premium kerosene heating oil on request – simply fill in the form or call for a quote on the latest premium kerosene price. As with all our home heating oil, we supply a minimum of 500-litres and deliver within the North West.

For more information about the various fuel specs out there, read our guide to fuel specifications.

ParameterUnitMinimumMaximumTypical
AppearanceClear & bright, Pale yellow, Free from visible sediment.Pass
Density at 15oCkg/m³ 0.820.775
Kinematic viscosity at 40oCmm²/s21.1
Distillation recovery    
at 200oC% (v/v)1560 
at 240oC% (v/v)50 
Final boiling pointoC280 
Flash point (PMCC)oC43 
Water contentmg/kg200<100
Sulphur% (m/m)0.04<0.04
Copper corrosion (2 hrs at 100oC)Class11
Smoke pointmm34 
Char value(1)mg/kg103
Gross calorific value(2)J/g46,500
Net calorific value(2)J/g43,000

Download the Kerosene Premium Class C1 Spec Sheet

For a reliable supply of premium home heating oil in the North West that meets BS 2869 C1 specifications, contact Crown Oil today on 0330 123 1444.

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