(c) Residual Oil Emulsion (ROE)
Our APPL- ROE replaces the cutters with water, allowing the calorific content of the fuel to exist only at low cost residue. Blending 50% water and 50% residual oil, using the Nano-Emulsification Technology to create the unique APPL ROE.
Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) (sometimes called #6 fuel oil, bunker or residual oil) is a low-grade fuel primarily used in industrial boilers and other direct source heating applications (i.e. blast furnaces, steam boilers). Blending the residue from the crude oil refining process with diesel or gas oil makes HFO. Those residues, which at ambient temperatures are solid, are sometimes called asphalt, tar, residual oil or “tower bottoms”. Because of its relatively high boiling point and viscosity, HFO requires heating before it can be moved through pipes or dispensed into a boiler or other heating vessel to be burned. Cutters are also used to reduce sulfur levels and viscosity in the process of producing HFO.
Conventionally, depending on the type of residue used, cutters such as gas oil, diesel and kerosene can form up to 35% by volume of HFO.