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Oil Guides and Information

Looking for expert advice on oils and lubricants? Check out our oil guides and information below from a team of industry specialists.

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Expert Advice on Oils, Fuels and Lubricants

At Crown Oil, we often get asked questions from business and domestic customers about the fuels and lubricants we supply. After all, we’ve been in the industry for over 70 years, so we know a thing or two about our products. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have, but we realise there will be times when you need to relay this information to other people within your organisation.

Oil Advice

As so, we’ve curated a list of resources below which will hopefully answer all of your questions and also act as a point of reference should you need to share this information. Just click on the below links which will take you to their dedicated page:

Heating Oil Guide & Information

We have boiled down all the information you need about heating oil into this helpful guide.

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Industrial Heating Oil Guide & Information

A guide to explain more about IHO, what it’s used for and how it can save your business or organisation money.

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Red Diesel Fuel Guide & Information

A detailed insight into red diesel fuel without boggling your head with too much jargon.

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Gas Oil Guide & Information

A detailed insight into gas oil without boggling your head with too much jargon.

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Dyed Diesel Fuel Guide & Information

A short, informative guide on what dyed diesel fuel (red diesel) actually is to avoid confusion.

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Kerosene Fuel Guide & Information

An easy guide on kerosene with everything you need to know about this versatile fuel.

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DERV Fuel Guide

Crown Oil’s fuel experts clarify everything you need to know about DERV diesel fuel.

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Paraffin Guide – Uses, History & More

Paraffin is a versatile fuel that comes in both liquid and solid form and is used throughout the UK.

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Biofuels Guide & Information

A guide to biofuels, explaining the various kinds of fossil-free fuels available today.

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Lubricants, Greases & Oil Guide & Information

Greases and lubricants are essential in protecting machinery and mechanical components alike from wearing down from friction. Our guide explains everything you need to know.

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Bunker Fuel Guide & Information

An explainer on what marine fuel is and what vessels use the different types of bunker fuel.

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FAME Biodiesel Guide & Information

Find out everything you need to know about FAME biodiesel from our guide to the renewable fuel.

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Winter Blend vs Summer Blend Red Diesel (Gas Oil) Advice

A detailed insight into using red diesel in the winter and summer months.

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AdBlue® Guide & Information

AdBlue® is a necessary additive for all modern diesel engines. Crown Oil’s fuel experts explain what you need to know.

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Hydraulic Oil Guide & Information

Everything you need to know about hydraulic oils including its applications, classification, contents and much more.

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Hydraulic Oil Classifications

The various classifications of hydraulic oils, explained in detail.

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Oil Storage Tank Regulations

There are strict fuel storage tank regulations in place to protect the environment. Find out more.

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Fuel Theft Guide & Information

If you store fuels and oils in an outdoor location, storage tanks are a potential target for fuel thieves. Learn how to better protect your fuels.

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Diesel Bug Contamination Guide & Information

Diesel bug can be avoided with some simple steps. Our guide explains everything there is to know about diesel bug.

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Fuel Specifications Guide & Information

All our fuel products meet strict fuel specifications. Learn more about these standards.

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Oil Tank Monitoring (Tank Telemetry Systems) Guide & Information

Oil tank monitoring systems are a great way to keep on top of your fuel usage across your business.

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Free Fuel Management Services Guide & Information

Learn more about our completely free service which aims to help you manage fuel ordering for your business.

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Fuels & Oils – The What, Who & Why

Guide to the different products fuels and oils available to buy from Crown Oil

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Sulphur Content in Diesel Guide & Information

All diesel products contain a small amount of sulphur. Our experts explain what this means.

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Crude Oil Fractional Distillation How Does it Work?

Our fuel experts explain how fuel products are produced from crude oil.

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The Table of Alkanes

Find out what alkanes are and the formula for the first twenty alkanes.

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How Diesel Engines Work

The diesel engine is the workhorse of modern industry. Our fuel experts explain what makes this type of engine so important.

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Euro 6 Standards Explained

The Euro 6 standards are is the latest in a series of ratings to reduce harmful pollutants from vehicle exhausts. Our guide explains them.

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Video: What is Flash Point?

A quick video on our YouTube channel showing how we check for the flashpoint of fuel in our laboratory using our Pensky-Martens closed cup test.

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Video: What is Fuel Polishing?

An explanatory video on our completely non-disruptive fuel polishing service to help you get the most out of your assets.

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Need further help and advice?

At Crown Oil, we’re proud to have the expertise and facilities to offer fuel and lubricant-related technical support to our customers. Our team of full-time chemists and technicians can test your supplies and offer the follow-up advice you need to make sure your fuel isn’t going to let you down.

So if you still have any questions you would like answering, or you’d like to speak to one of our fuels and oils experts, give us a call today on 0330 123 1444.

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