Crude Oil types Explained!

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The crude oil is a great resource that is used all over the world every day. In this blog post, we will discuss the crude oil types that are used in the markets all over the world. These types have to be understood so that you can look up the various filtration modes that these crude oil products use. 

Following are the four types that we are discussing:

Light Distillates:

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The light distillates are the OIL FIELD ASSISTANT that have high volatility, and that means they are easily combustible and will also evaporate if left in the open air. They are considered the highest quality of oils produced in the crude oil extraction process and are the lightest in chemical composition. The oils such as Kerosene, light and heavy Naphtha, Petroleum Spirit, Petroleum Naphtha, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, and Petroleum Ether are all forms of the light distillates.

Middle Distillates:

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The grade 1 and grade 2 fuel oils and diesel that is a part of the middle distillates category include the usual domestic fuels, light, crude marine gas oils, and similar diesel-based products. These oils are also considerably volatile but are less volatile than their lighter counterparts. They are also comparatively less evaporative and their fumes are toxic as well.

Medium Oils:

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This is the most extensive category of crude oil with a lot of leftover forms of crude oil being used on more everyday purposes. These are less volatile oils with an increased toxicity level and all the usual oil spills in the oceans are mainly these forms of oils. 

Heavy Crude Oils:

Heavy-Crude-Oils.jpgHeavy crude oils are also known as heavy fuel oils and include grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 fuel OIL ADDITIVES also known as Bunker B & C. The intermediate heavy marine fuels are included in this list. There is minimal evaporation of these oils and they are highly toxic in nature. They have a strong tendency to be toxic for fish, fowl and fur-bearing creatures. They also cause long term contamination of water and soil that they come across. 

There are more than 160 different forms of crude oils but they are usually all falling in one of these categories. 

We would love to know what you find out on the purification of all of these crude oils.

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