Industrial Heating Oil FAQs

The Shift from Red Diesel to Industrial Heating Oil

In the wake of duty changes effective from April 1, 2022, numerous businesses found themselves transitioning from red diesel (gas oil) to a more viable alternative for their industrial heating needs.

This shift has spotlighted Industrial Heating Oil (IHO), a cost-effective and efficient fuel option that is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for commercial heating.

Expertise and support from a leading supplier

As a leading supplier of heating oil in the UK, we understand the importance of reliable and efficient heating solutions for businesses.

To address the common queries and concerns regarding Industrial Heating Oil, we have compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

These insights delve into the numerous benefits of IHO, offering clarity and guidance for those considering the switch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Heating Oil (IHO) is a specialised fuel designed for commercial heating applications, offering a high calorific value and efficient energy production. Unlike diesel, IHO is tailored for use in boilers, heaters, and dryers, providing a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative without the need for expensive equipment modifications.

IHO is ideal for a variety of buildings requiring space and central heating, such as apartment blocks, educational institutions, hospitals, government buildings, hotels, factories, and commercial establishments. It ensures a stable and efficient heating solution, especially during colder months.

Yes, while heating oil and diesel may share similar physical properties, IHO is specifically formulated for heating purposes. It’s not suitable for mobile or stationary plant machinery but excels in heating applications due to its winter-grade formulation and efficiency.

Industrial Heating Oil is used to generate heat in industrial boiler plants across various sectors, including food and beverage manufacturing, dairies, distilleries, animal feed mills, and in processes requiring drying and commercial heating like grain dryers, metal processing, and tarmac manufacturing.

IHO is an extremely stable fuel with a low pour point, making it a reliable winter-grade solution. It includes a multi-functional additive for system cleanliness, corrosion protection, and combustion chamber deposit control, which prevents issues like microbial contamination or waxing that can clog pipes and lead to equipment failure.

IHO offers more heat output for less money due to its higher calorific value compared to standard diesel. This translates into significant savings, especially when purchased in bulk. Compass Fuel Oil, as a leading IHO supplier, we offer competitive pricing and swift delivery within 24-48 hours.

Why choose Compass Fuels?

  • 100% UK nationwide delivery coverage.
  • Rapid delivery times – Our standard delivery time is next-day but ask us about same-day deliveries.
  • Flexible credit terms – Up to 30 days following month of invoice for customers paying via direct debit.
  • 24/7 – 365 days order line & help desk.
  • One stop shop – 1 number for everything fuel related – 0330 128 9838.
  • Fuel bowser hire & sales, spill containment equipment and fuel pumping equipment.
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Alison DickinsonAlison Dickinson
14:15 14 Dec 23
Absolutely amazing company to buy from, customer service is impeccable can't beat them for price. Staff super friendly and helpful.
Nicholas WhittleNicholas Whittle
10:41 14 Dec 23
I have been a loyal customer of Compass Fuels for the past five years, and they are an incredibly friendly and customer-focused company. Olly and his brother, who are usually responsible for delivering the oil, are a pleasure to deal with. They are always friendly, and I enjoy chatting with them whenever they come to deliver the oil. Compass Fuels is a genuine company with an excellent people culture, and they deserve all the success they have achieved. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a reliable and trustworthy fuel supplier.
Natalie MclaughlinNatalie Mclaughlin
21:48 13 Dec 23
Excellent service from olly. Thank you.
philip brookphilip brook
09:12 12 Dec 23
Excellent delivery , had a txt the night before and Olly was helpful and friendly
Paul Howe (Adboards)Paul Howe (Adboards)
14:21 04 Dec 23
Great service by Olly
William WhitlaWilliam Whitla
17:19 28 Nov 23
Jimmy was a star, great help
sam poultonsam poulton
16:51 28 Nov 23
Amazing service provided today by Jimmy. Would 100% recommend and use again.
Philip DohertyPhilip Doherty
10:14 28 Nov 23
Quality service from Jim, he's the man to call especially when you are in a bind.
Gary NobleGary Noble
10:13 28 Nov 23
Great service, big thanks to jimmy was extremely helpful
Stuart KerrStuart Kerr
13:54 17 Oct 23
The new boiler ran out of fuel in the middle of the night and this caused several issue's as you can imagine. A quick panicked phone call first thing and the reply was perfect, "don't worry, we'll get some out to you". Less than 1 hour later he was onsite with fuel. excellent service and really helped us out, can't thank them enough.
Personalised PopPersonalised Pop
10:52 12 Oct 23
Best out there!! I’ve run out a few times and they never let me down. I now have a sensor and so they’ll auto deliver. Brilliant team!
anthony rimmeranthony rimmer
04:36 12 Oct 23
Hats off to Nick and the team for tremendous customer service and ensuring immediate refuelling when required. To be fair they never fail to deliver......... right across the board.
Josh briggsJosh briggs
08:59 29 Sep 23
Very nice staff, great service, couldn’t fault the company at all !
Sarah withingtonSarah withington
20:53 11 Jan 23
Ordered via boilerjuice on standard 2 week delivery received a text message 24 hours before oil was delivered to prep for delivery, delivered only 3 days after Order fantastic! I live in very rural location driver telephoned for directions was polite and friendly, filled tank super quick and left. No issues at all would definitely recommend
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